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Kaurna Country


Salary: 85,000 - 95,000



Passionate about social justice?

Drive key projects and stakeholder engagement.

Be in the engine room that drives change.

MURRA Partners is collaborating with EGM Partners to recruit a Project Lead for the South Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation Network (SAACCON).

Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (ALRM) is an independent Aboriginal community-controlled organisation governed by an all-Aboriginal Board. Through the provision of legal services and associated activities, ALRM promotes legal, cultural, economic, political and social rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within South Australia.

ALRM auspices the South Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation Network (SAACCON), which is a network of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations in South Australia. It was established to provide advice, recommendations, and guidance to the Coalition of Peaks (CoP), and the South Australian, Commonwealth and Local Governments on the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

This position has a supervision accountability towards two staff and reports to the CEO of Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (ALRM) for all its funding agreement accountabilities as an auspicing agency for SAACCON, and to SAACCON’s Lead and Co-Convenor for all operational matters.


Gavin Wanganeen

Managing Director,

MURRA Partners

MURRA Partners is an Indigenous owned consultancy, focussed on Closing the Gap in Corporate Australia. 


Mark Johnson


EGM Partners

EGM Partners is a 100% South Australian owned and operated Search and Recruitment firm on a mission to help build better companies

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the role:

  • Lead SAACCON in the implementation of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap; Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap; and the South Australian Jurisdictional Implementation Plan (Project)

  • Work collaboratively with the Project and Stakeholder Engagement Officer to monitor Project implementation and ensure key performance indicators are met within the allocated budget as per the funding agreement.

  • Review 6-monthly financial and non-financial progress reporting and ensure it is submitted to the funding agency in a timely manner.

  • Support the work of the Lead and Co-Convener of SAACCON on all operational matters and ALRM on the fulfilment of its obligations under the funding agreement

  • Attend all National Coalition of Peaks meetings and represent agreed Coalition of Peaks and SAACCON views in forums and meetings with Government and other stakeholders

  • Engage, negotiate, and advocate for SAACCON on all policy matters with the State and Federal Government, including other agencies as required.

  • Provide high level policy and communications advice for SAACCON

About you:

  • Demonstrated ability to clearly articulate the objectives of ALRM and SAACCON, services and clients.

  • Experience delivering culturally appropriate services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

  • Relevant training or qualifications demonstrating understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

    peoples and cultures.

  • Commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples being self-determining and a capacity to work effectively in a culturally appropriate manner.

  • Commitment to embrace the cultural/organisational philosophies and values relating to Closing the Gap, SAACCON and ALRM

  • Demonstrated relevant tertiary qualification or previous work experience.

  • Demonstrated leadership ability to supervise and motivate a team yet work independently under

  • guidance.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders.

  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written including ability to present to a diverse audience.

  • Strong consultation and negotiation skills to resolve conflicts in a tactful manner.


Applications will close end of business, Friday 1st October 2021.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.

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