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Indigenous Facilitator (National Environmental Science Program Marine and Coastal Hub)

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Work type: Part time
Location: Hobart, Launceston, Burnie
Categories: Project Management & Support, Strategy, Community & Engagement

  • Strengthen Indigenous partnerships and engagement in marine & coastal research
  • Fractional role with flexible work arrangements and locations available
  • Receive excellent remuneration & benefits, including 17% super

Your new role

In this newly created role, you will be part of the National Environmental Science Program (NESP) which is a long-term commitment to environment and climate research funded by the Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment. This program aims to inform environmental public policy objectives and facilitate improved management of Australia’s unique environment. The Marine and Coastal Hub aims to foster and lead research to improve environmental, cultural, social and economic outcomes for marine and coastal Australia.

You will establish and maintain strong communication networks with researchers, relevant Indigenous communities and other stakeholders in southern Australia. You will support the implementation and review of the Hub’s Indigenous Partnerships Strategy, in co-operation with others in the Hub’s executive team and contribute to its periodic review. Facilitating cultural engagement, you will provide knowledge support for the Hub and project leaders to promote best practice for co-creation, co-design and co-delivery of research projects.

A key focus of NESP is to facilitate Indigenous participation in the program, including project co-design and responsibility for guiding the Hub’s approach to establishing and maintaining Indigenous partnerships in marine and coastal research.

About the University

The University of Tasmania is building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social, and cultural future of Tasmania and, from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage. The University recognises that achieving this vision depends on the people we employ and on creating a people-centred University that is values-based, relational, diverse, and development-focused. We are an inclusive workplace committed to ‘working from the strength that diversity brings’ reflected in our Statement of Values. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing our people and are committed to inclusive principles. We celebrate the range of diverse assets that gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, age, and life course bring.

What you will need to succeed

This is an Identified Position. You must be an Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander person to be considered for this role. Candidates must provide eligibility documentation with their application. Please contact to discuss the documentation required.

With a degree qualification in a science or communications discipline and/or subsequent relevant experience, you will be able to independently research an issue and provide management with a concise summary and recommendations of a subject or area under examination.

Demonstrated experience in effective communication and building strong networks and relationships with Indigenous communities and government organisations will see you succeed in this role.

What’s on Offer?

The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to create nurturing, inclusive, and collaborative working environments enabling us to nurture a vital and sustainable community. On offer is a part-time, fixed-term position, with a competitive remuneration package including 17% superannuation. In addition, we offer a myriad of staff benefits and discounts for health, fitness, accommodation, and banking to name a few.

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply?

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you! To apply online, please provide your up-to-date resume and a 1–2-page cover letter outlining your interest in the role, skills, capabilities and experience, and an overview of how you meet the selection criteria.

Applications Close Friday 3rd June 2022.

For further information about the position please contact Paul Hedge, NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub Deputy Director Ecology and Biodiversity,, 03 6226 6683 or Tara Bailey, Talent Acquisition Partner,

Download File Indigenous Facilitator (NESP Marine and Coastal Hub) Position Description.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

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