Employment

Cape York Land Council has a history of achievement and a future committed to achieving native title recognition and assisting Aboriginal people of Cape York to gain economic independence and improve their quality of life.

If you are interested in being a part of our team, have a commitment to our vision and would like to be part of a network of Community organisations achieving meaningful outcomes for Aboriginal people in Cape York please submit an expression of interest by contacting us by telephone (07) 4053 9222. Cape York Land Council operates a fair and equitable recruitment process.

Cape York Land Council is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and encourages indigenous persons to apply for positions within our organisation. We have a strong commitment to equity and fairness.



Senior Lawyer

For 30 years, Cape York Land Council (CYLC) has pursued recognition of Aboriginal land rights and led innovative reform.  CYLC is the Native Title Representative Body for the Cape York region and is recognised as the lead support and advocacy organisation for Cape York Aboriginal land and sea rights.  We support Aboriginal people to create opportunities for current and future generations of Cape York Aboriginal people.  

Reporting to the CEO, this is an exciting opportunity to bring your experience to lead the Business Advisory Services Unit to continue to provide support services and advice to Aboriginal organisations including Registered Native Title Bodies Corporate (RNTBC’s) and Corporate Trusts, inclusive of statutory compliance, financial management, strategic, commercial and legal advice and organisational development.

To be successful in this role you must have experience in native title and be eligible to hold a practising certificate in Queensland.  Commercial legal experience would be advantageous. 

To request a copy of the position description, key accountabilities and capability framework, please email recruitment@cylc.org.au 

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities specified in the position description via email to recruitment@cylc.org.au 

 Applications close Friday, 30 January 2021. 


Community Engagement Officer

For 30 years, Cape York Land Council (CYLC) has pursued recognition of Aboriginal land rights and led innovative reform.  CYLC is the Native Title Representative Body for the Cape York region and is recognised as the lead support and advocacy organisation for Cape York Aboriginal land and sea rights. We support Aboriginal people to create opportunities for current and future generations of Cape York Aboriginal people.

Reporting to the Manager, Community Relations and Dispute Resolution, the Community Engagement Officer will be required to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships and professionally represent CYLC undertake a wide range of activities including:

  1. Liaison with Government agencies, State and Local authorities, and Community organisations.
  2. Coordinating Traditional Owner meetings in remote communities.
  3. Representing CYLC at community meetings, conferences and seminars.
  4. Provision of cultural support to internal business units.
  5. Presenting Cultural Awareness inductions to CYLC staff.

Key to this position is:

  1. The ability to work collaboratively with Traditional Owners, external clients.
  2. The ability to work independently and effectively to build and maintain critical stakeholder relationships.
  3. Having a good understanding of the cultural, social, economic and political issues that affect the indigenous people of Cape York.
  4. The ability to travel to communities in the Cape.

This is a full-time role and an Identified position and it is therefore a genuine occupational requirement that the person is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

If you are interested, please apply by forwarding your resume and a cover letter addressing how you fit the above criteria to:  recruitment@cylc.org.au

Applications close by 31 January 2021

This is identified for Aboriginal people and exemption is claimed under Section 14d of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants must demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria.

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