Would you like to join the fabulous CDRC team as Cultural Advisor?  

  • Do you have a sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal history, cultures and lifestyles, and the range of issues impacting upon Aboriginal people ?

  • Can you provide guidance and support staff to enable best practice cultural awareness in the way staff connect with and work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People ?

  • Can you Supports the Chief Executive Officer, executive leadership team and staff to increase cultural competency across the organisation ?


The Role

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the role is responsible for providing high-level strategic advice on improving Council’s provision of cultural expertise and support to staff, contributes to the development of our First Nations workforce, and ensures cultural safety within Council’s service delivery.

This executive leadership level position that promotes and enhances Council’s knowledge and awareness on areas of cultural importance and understanding. The Cultural Advisor plays a key stakeholder relationship role with council service delivery and is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of Council’s Reconciliation Action Plan and improving service access for First Nations people.

About us

Central Desert Regional Council is a local government authority covering an area over 282,000 Sq. kilometres. The Council provides a range of services in 12 communities to the North of Alice Springs: Lajamanu, Ti Tree, Wilora, Nturiya, Pmara Jutunta, Willowra, Laramba, Nyirripi, Yuelamu, Atitjere, Engawala and Yuendumu. There are also several homelands and outstations. The Central Desert area is considered remote and disadvantaged and over 80% of the population is Aboriginal.

What's on offer?


    • Fast growing career;

    • Generous base salary (Level 10 Base Salary: $124,795 / Package: $140,682)

    • 6 weeks’ Annual Leave accrued per year;

    • 12 public holiday days per year;

    • 1 additional holiday for NAIDOC day;

    • 3 additional days between Xmas and NY;

    • 12 extra days off in lieu (TOIL)

    • 15 days Personal Leave accrued per year;

    • 17.5% leave loading;

    • Relocation benefits available

    • And much more!

We offer an excellent work/life balance giving you the opportunity to explore this iconic region.


This is an Aboriginal Identified Position.


 To apply


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To be considered, please email a copy of your cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria in the attached Position description.

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