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Employment

“Join the team and continue to make a difference”

The Central Desert Regional Council is a unique, professional and friendly employer. We have remarkable employees, professional development and career pathways on offer.

The Council has a land area of approximately 282,000 square km and has nine Service Delivery centres located in the communities of Anmatjere (Ti Tree), Laramba, Engawala, Atitjere, Yuelamu, Nyirripi, Lajamanu, Yuendumu and Willowra. The region is brimming with beautiful landscapes and unique cultures.

The Council offers employees attractive employment conditions, including 6 weeks annual leave, plus 17% leave loading, 9.5% superannuation, generous personal, bereavement, cultural leave, salary packaging and study leave. Included financial benefits: rental packages, relocation expenses, flexible working conditions and compensation for remote living opportunities. These can assist you to achieve your personal goals as well as work/life balance.

CDRC is seeking applicants with knowledge, experience, enthusiasm, resilience and self-motivation. We are serious about finding and employing the right applicants, with the right skills, attitudes, and transferable skills.

For more information on the Council's selection and recruitment process please refer to our Council Policy.

Enquiries should be directed to:

Human Resources Advisor
Email: recruitment@centraldesert.nt.gov.au
Phone number: 08 8958 9515
Postal: PO Box 2257, Alice Springs NT 0871

  • All applications MUST include a resume, a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and an application form.
  • A job description with the selection criteria and the form can be found under the job listing.
  • Applications should be addressed to 'Recruitment' and include the job title.
  • For more details on addressing the selection criteria refer to our Selection Criteria Fact Sheet.
  • For more details on our total remuneration packages refer to our Remuneration Fact Sheet.

Expressions of Interest

Central Desert Regional Council are calling for Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified and independent persons for one (1) Community member position on the Finance Committee. Please see Finance Committee Independent Community Member Expression of Interest for more information on how to apply.

Jobs Available Grouped by Directorate


Directorate: Community Services
Job Title Location Closing date Directorate
Program Manager, Aged Care Alice Springs Mon, 24 May 2021 - 17:00 Community Services
Program Manager, CDP Case Management Alice Springs Mon, 24 May 2021 - 17:00 Community Services
Coordinator, Children's Services Delivery Yuelamu Fri, 11 Jun 2021 - 17:00 Community Services
Team Leader, CDP Case Management - Multiple positions, including roving from Alice Springs Alice Springs Mon, 24 May 2021 - 17:00 Community Services
Team Leader, CDP Activities - Multiple positions, including roving from Alice Springs Mon, 24 May 2021 - 17:00 Community Services
Team Leader, Aged Care - Multiple Remote Locations Tue, 25 May 2021 (All day) Community Services
Team Leader, Community Safety Patrol Lajamanu Tue, 25 May 2021 - 17:00 Community Services
Team Leader Youth and Community Safety Patrol – Multiple Locations Tue, 25 May 2021 - 17:00 Community Services


Directorate: Council Services
Job Title Location Closing date Directorate
Coordinator, Council Services - Multiple role availability Tue, 25 May 2021 - 17:00 Council Services
Coordinator, Capital Projects Tue, 25 May 2021 - 17:00 Council Services
Team Leader, Homelands Alice Springs Tue, 25 May 2021 - 17:00 Council Services
Team Leader, Works Tue, 1 Jun 2021 - 17:00 Council Services
Senior Officer, Internal Roads Yuendumu Tue, 25 May 2021 - 17:00 Council Services


Directorate: Office of CEO
Job Title Location Closing date Directorate
Advisor, People and Culture Alice Springs Tue, 25 May 2021 - 17:00 Office of CEO


Directorate: Corporate Services
Job Title Location Closing date Directorate
Governance Officer Alice Springs Tue, 25 May 2021 (All day) Corporate Services
Facilities Officer Alice Springs Tue, 25 May 2021 (All day) Corporate Services