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Project Manager


Job Description:

  • Opportunity to make a real difference
  • Fixed term contract until June 2025
  • Adelaide based position
  • Total Remuneration $146,074 to $159,860 (Including 15.4% superannuation)


Are you ready for a unique, career defining opportunity to have a significant impact on the lives of First Nations peoples while managing a diverse, niche project. We are seeking a motivated and experienced Project Manager to join our team at the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) for a key role assisting in the development, management and implementation of a significant project which closely aligns with the ILSC’s statutory mandate.


About Us

 The ILSC is a corporate Commonwealth entity established under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005. The ILSC assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to realise economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits that the ownership and management of land, water and water related rights can bring. The ILSC provides this assistance through the acquisition and management of rights and interests in land, salt water and freshwater.


About the Role

Reporting to the Senior Project Leader you will:

  • Establish and foster collaborative and strategic relationships with an extensive and diverse range of stakeholders, including with Indigenous organisations and communities, non-government agencies, government departments, financiers, prospective purchasers of operations and assets and community organisations. 
  • Assist in establishing the scope, strategy and planning to facilitate the Project (Project Plan), including key milestones and deliverables.
  • Manage and coordinate the key activities of all Project Team members and contributors through effective planning, organising and communication in line with the Project Plan and its objectives, through to successful completion.
  • Assist in provision of project advice and recommendations on the Project to the ILSC CEO and Board.
  • Ensure the efficient and effective delivery of the Project objectives through appropriate use of all resources, allocation of scopes of work, to deliver project outcomes, plans, strategies and organisational objectives on time and in budget.
  • Working closely with the Project Leader, define and lead the Project Team to ensure appropriate data collection to support regular and timely monitoring, evaluation, review and reporting on Project activities, oversee reporting and liaise with external consultants engaged on the Project.
  • Lead implementation of the project team reporting framework, probity compliance, RACI model, and integration of these activities to SME scope ownership and deliverables.


At the ILSC we offer:

More than just a job. We offer you the opportunity to make a real, positive difference to the lives of First Nations peoples. When we return land and water Country to Indigenous ownership, or fund a new Indigenous enterprise or management project, we strengthen and deepen Indigenous connection to Country and advance progress towards self-determination.

The opportunity to work on a project of significance to First Nations peoples. 

Generous leave entitlements and work conditions, including:

  • 15.4% superannuation on top of your salary
  • Flexible hybrid work environment (two days WFH)
  • Not-For-Profit salary packaging
  • Paid leave between the Christmas and New Year period
  • Access to generous parental leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Generous Studies Assistance Program

Health and wellbeing programs:

  • Healthy Employment Scheme (HES) – An annual allowance towards your wellbeing
  • Screen Based Equipment Scheme – Includes eye testing and an allowance towards spectacles
  • Free annual skin checks


If you have a passion to drive change and want your work to align with your values to make a real difference, we invite you to apply now and start the conversation.


The preferred applicant will be engaged under the provisions of the ILC Enterprise Agreement.


Applications are to include a current CV and covering letter (covering letter to be maximum two pages detailing how your skills and experience align with the position profile). Further information may be requested if you are selected for interview. You must be an Australian resident to apply for this role.


If you would like to find out more, please contact: Trevor Edmond on 0403 069 810.


For further information and to apply please visit the ILSC Careers page at: https://www.ilsc.gov.au/careers/


Applications close 5 November 2023. 


At the ILSC we're committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities that we support.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply


Project-Program Management: Project Management

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Full time


Adelaide, SA, Australia


Project Manager


General Labor, Government, Management




$88,599 - $96,275 plus 15.4% super per year