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Under section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, it is a genuine occupational requirement for the successful incumbent to be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, identify as such, and be recognised by the community.

About Us

St Bart’s is a Western Australian not-for-profit organisation founded in 1963 as a small homeless shelter for men. For nearly 60 years, we have been standing by the side of vulnerable Western Australian’s experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness, mental health challenges, trauma and hardship. Since our foundation, we have evolved into a larger organisation that provides progressive, person-centred and trauma-informed recovery support to people in need, regardless of background, age, gender or ethnicity.

On average across all of our services, we support circa 30% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people where we provide safe, supported accommodation and services to people who need it the most. Each year, we stand by the side of more than 500 of Western Australia’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people, supporting them on their recovery journeys and empowering them to achieve their goals.

We value our people – employees, volunteers, partners and stakeholders – and appreciate the meaningful contributions they make in the lives of our consumers.

About the role

This newly established part-time (three days per week) role as Head of Aboriginal Engagement will lead the implementation of our recently adopted Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and will chair our Aboriginal Advisory Group.  You will be responsible for the design, implementation and monitoring of our Aboriginal Engagement Framework that will take into consideration employment and retention, service design, service satisfaction, partnerships and community engagement.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, you will provide cultural competence and confidence across the organisation, establishing and supporting a team of cultural champions.

For a copy of the full position description, please visit our website:

Remuneration will be negotiated taking into consideration the qualifications, skills and experience of the successful applicant.

About you

We are seeking a proven leader ideally from the community services sector with significant leadership experience who has experience engaging with government and non-government organisations and extensive experience in building and leading advisory groups to assist with the design of services and organisational capacity and capability.

Ideally, you will have demonstrated co-design and community development knowledge with excellent strategic engagement and relationship partnership building skills.

While your skills and experience are important to us, your values and attitudes are crucial to your success at St Bart’s. We are looking for a candidate who is compassionate and whose values align with St Bart’s  – Empowerment, Innovation, Commitment, Collaboration and Social Justice. We are looking for someone who can help us create and maintain a workplace that fosters inclusion, diversity and a commitment to excellence.

The successful candidate must also have or be willing to obtain a current National Police Clearance.

Why join St Bart’s?

In addition to joining a professional and dedicated team with passion and a commitment to our values and making a difference within the community, the benefits of working with us are:

  • 23 annual leave days per year (pro-rata) plus the option to purchase additional leave
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900, which allows you to pay for personal expenses with pre-tax earnings so you pay less tax and your take home pay increases.
  • A culture of learning with development opportunities.
  • Corporate discounts and memberships.

How to Apply

We want to know about you – why you want to work with us and how your skills, qualifications and experience align with the position requirements.

To apply, please submit your current resume and a cover letter that demonstrates your suitability for the position to

For further information about the role, please contact Samantha Drury, Chief Executive Officer on 9323 5105.

We reserve the right to close applications at any time so you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

St Bart’s is an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity and inclusion. Whilst Aboriginality is essential for this role, we always encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTI and people with a disability. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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