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Independent Aboriginal Delegate

Independent Aboriginal Delegate

Have you ever considered being on a Victorian Water Board?

North East Water is offering an opportunity for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to become an Independent Aboriginal Delegate of the North East Water Board.

The one-year, part-time role would enable the successful applicant to develop the skills and experience to be a candidate for a full directorship within the water sector. During the period of the role, there would also be the opportunity to provide insight into matters relating to urban water management and its connection to the Aboriginal community and Traditional Owners.

The role will provide the opportunity to develop skills in the areas of strategic planning, managing risk, governance and oversight of the corporations operations.

Previous Board experience is not a requirement, and people of all ages are encouraged to apply. This development opportunity will come with the appropriate support, development training, and mentorship in line with the successful applicant’s experience.

The role runs from July 2024 until June 2025, with a significant induction offered.

If you would like to express your interest for this opportunity, please provide your CV and a letter addressing the significance of this opportunity for you to Jo Murdoch (, and your existing experience or interest in developing skills in any of the following areas:

  • Financial and commercial management
  • Community engagement
  • Land and water management
  • Climate change
  • Strategy and business management
  • Infrastructure and project management
  • Corporate governance

For further detail, please contact Managing Director, Jo Murdoch, via her office during business hours on 0474 271 210.

Expressions of Interest will close at 5pm on 14 March 2024.

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under ‘special measures’ of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.