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Working with Aboriginal people and businesses

Working for us

  • Are you committed to supporting Aboriginal people to determine their own future?
  • Are you experienced in building partnerships to deliver outcomes?
  • Do you want to make a positive contribution to Aboriginal affairs?
  • Do you have the energy and passion to advocate for Aboriginal economic prosperity, language and cultural revitalisation?
  • Do you want to contribute to positive outcomes for members of the Stolen Generation?

    If you have said yes to these, then apply for roles with Aboriginal Affairs NSW.

    Aboriginal Affairs is proud to be a leader in Aboriginal employment and development. Our agency works very closely with Aboriginal communities across NSW, and our staffing reflects the diversity of these communities with over 50 per cent of staff across the agency, including senior leadership, identifying as Aboriginal. We are also committed to providing a culturally safe and supportive workplace for all staff.

    Your thinking will be challenged. You will learn more than you expect. You will also work with a group of fantastic Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men and women who are committed to promoting the social, economic and cultural well-being of Aboriginal communities in NSW.

    Careers Overview

    Working for Aboriginal Affairs NSW offers a number of benefits including:

    • 35-hour week
    • Flexible work practices and flex-time
    • A work/life balance
    • Generous leave conditions including:
      • 4 weeks per year recreation leave
      • 15 working days per year paid sick leave
      • Study leave
      • 14 weeks paid maternity leave
      • Personal/carer’s leave
      • Family and community services leave – 5 days in any 2 year period

    You will also be rewarded knowing that your work will benefit Aboriginal communities across the state.

    Aboriginal Affairs NSW jobs

    All Aboriginal Affairs’ roles are advertised at and on social media. All applications must be lodged through I Work for NSW. Paper applications and late applications are not accepted.

    I Work for NSW provides information to assist candidates complete their application. It is recommended that you refer to the section titled Apply for a Role on I Work for NSW for further information.

    Selection for our positions is based on merit, and is offered to the person whose capabilities, knowledge and experience best match the job requirements. Where possible, we create a recruitment pool of candidates that we can refer to if similar roles become available within the following 12 months. Being part of a recruitment pool means that you may be considered for ongoing, temporary or term employment for a range of similar roles. This offers exciting opportunities for you to gain a wide range of experiences to build your public service career.

    Aboriginal men and women are encouraged to apply for all positions within Aboriginal Affairs NSW. A number of positions are identified, which means that only people who identify as Aboriginal will be considered for appointment.

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