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.



Chief Executive Officer

– Executive conditions and remuneration is offered

– Promote empowerment 

– Visionary leadership

For 30 years, CYLC has pursued recognition of native title rights and led innovative reform.   Cape York Land Council (CYLC) is recognised as the lead support and advocacy organisation for Cape York Aboriginal land and sea rights and interests.  We support Aboriginal people to create opportunities for current and future generations of Cape York Aboriginal people.  The corporate and legal services provided through the CYLC have been powered by the cultural authority invested in the CYLC by Traditional Owners from across the region.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, this position has the overall responsibility of leading and developing the strategic and operational direction of CYLC in a collaborative and supportive work environment as well as leading the delivery of its statutory functions, in accordance with the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth). 

This is an exciting opportunity to bring your experience to lead an iconic Land Council and continue the development and delivery of innovative programs that support Aboriginal empowerment in Cape York.

To be successful in this role you must have experience in leadership, finance and strong governance that assures the achievement of the business’ vision, and strategic objectives and be committed to advancing the indigenous land rights agenda. 

You will need to have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior management role and have knowledge of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) and preferably the Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (Qld). 

For further information on this role, please contact Julie Hall on email: jhall@cylc.org.au to obtain the application package.

Applicants close Friday 9 October 2020 and are to be submitted, marked “Private and Confidential” to: recruitment@cylc.org.au

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people to apply.

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