About us:

Gangalidda and Garawa Native Title Aboriginal Corporation (GGNTAC) represents the Gangalidda and Garawa People who hold native title rights interests in land and sea country in the Southern Gulf of Carpentaria, stretching east from the Northern Territory border to the Leichhardt River near Burketown.

GGNTAC provides native title and related services to its members and to the Gangalidda & Garawa native title holders. GGNTAC was established in 2010 to act as agent Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC). Since that time, the Corporation has established a number of wholly owned subsidiaries and businesses.

Through its service body, Gangalidda and Garawa Services Pty Ltd and other subsidiaries, GGNTAC delivers a range of products and services to its members and to the Gangalidda & Garawa native title holders, including:

  • Native Title Consultation & Future Acts;
  • Cultural Heritage Protection;
  • Cultural Heritage Induction Workshops;
  • Jigija Indigenous Fire Training Program; and
  • Tourism & Camping.

We have an exciting and unique opportunity to make a real difference with Gangalidda & Garawa people and businesses. This is a new opening for the right person seeking to bring their extensive and diverse experience across all aspects of commercial operating environments in varied sectors to a challenging, hands-on leadership role that will support GGNTAC in its economic growth and development. Initially based in the Cairns office, the role may be relocated to be based in Burketown for operational requirements in the near future, subject to funding for accommodation.

The Opportunity:

 In collaboration with the GGNTAC Board of Directors you will be responsible for:

  • Implementation, profitability and stability of current opportunities;
  • Initiating the development of identified and existing planned commercial activities;
  • Identification and implementation of future opportunities;
  • Ensuring ongoing sustainable strategic and economic development; and
  • Increasing employment opportunities for local Indigenous people in the Southern Gulf.

This position will be accountable to the GGNTAC Chairperson ensuring that GGNTAC builds its capability to work toward sustainable self-government and capitalisation on commercial opportunities across a range of industries including Resources, Tourism, Land Management and Service Delivery.

We are looking for the right person to join and lead Gangalidda and Garawa Services Pty Ltd and other subsidiaries as the General Manager. This position is responsible for:

  • Actively participate in the development and implementation of the GGNTAC’s 10-year Strategic and 5-year Economic Development and Operational Plans;
  • Ensure strategies are in place to build future Indigenous leaders for ongoing success and operations of both established business and new business opportunities;
  • Develop Annual Business Plans, monitor progress of annual objectives and control expenditure in accordance with the Board approved budget and annual business plan;
  • Provide strong financial and operational oversight and management of all areas of business of GGNTAC and associated commercial entities and ensure compliance with legislative and relevant accounting standards;
  • Prepare reports and business papers for presentation at Board meetings;
  • Provide guidance and advice to the GGNTAC Board to achieve sustainable business outcomes supportive of GGNTAC’s vision and goals;
  • Build on current capabilities of GGNTAC and its associated commercial entities to maximise development opportunities on land and waters in which Native Title has been recognised;
  • Comply and monitor the relevant Legislation and Company Policies, Procedures and standards on Health and Safety at work; and
  • Create a culture of continual development of the Board and staff and support and build the capacity of the organisation to respond to opportunities as they arise and foster best practice business management.

For this position, the Key Performance of the role will be measured against the following indicators:

  • Program and project delivery;
  • Service delivery;
  • Organisational culture and leadership;
  • Creation of new and emerging opportunities;
  • Collaborating, connecting and involving stakeholders at all levels; and
  • Program and project risk management.

Selection Criteria

Applicants are required to demonstrate their skills, qualifications and experience against the following criteria.


  1. Prior experience in similar managerial roles across diverse industries, business structures and operating areas e.g., hotel chains, airlines franchises, revenue management and supply chain management roles;
  2. Proven ability with business development aligned to financially sustainable economic growth and secure employment opportunities;
  3. Demonstrated Risk Management and Compliance experience;
  4. Proven ability to undertake clear and concise communication with all stakeholders, including Traditional Owners, Government agencies and the members of the private business sector;
  5. Proven ability to think strategically and creatively to problem solve and to make informed decisions;
  6. Previous experience creating and managing budgets ensuring financial outcomes are achieved;
  7. Previous experience leading diverse teams;
  8. Ability to manage multiple projects with inclusive stakeholder engagement at all levels with focus on community in planning and timelines; and
  9. Current manual Driver’s Licence.


  1. Tertiary level qualification in Business, Economics, Commerce or other relevant discipline;
  2. Previous exposure to working within a multi-cultural environment;
  3. Knowledge of Aboriginal cultures and an understanding of the issues faced by remote Indigenous communities and the blockers preventing their participation in the business economy; and
  4. Experience working with Indigenous communities and leadership development.

What we offer:

The position is a full-time position and involves regular travel throughout the southern Gulf of Carpentaria region:

  • Salary Range: To be negotiated pending qualifications and experience;
  • Salary sacrifice arrangements are available; and
  • Leave entitlements will include 5 weeks annual leave.

To apply:

If you consider that this role is for you, then we want to hear from you. Applications must be submitted directly to hr@clcac.com.au  and must include:

  1. A covering letter outlining why you are attracted to this position and why you think you would be the most suitable person for this role (1 page);
  2. A separate attachment outlining your experience against the Selection Criteria (4 pages); and
  3. A current resume, including the names and contact numbers of two referees (no longer than 4 pages).

Qualified Indigenous persons are encouraged to apply.

Applications close 5pm AEST Friday 30 April 2021.

Please ensure your application is marked ‘Private and Confidential’ and addressed to:

People and Payroll Officer

Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

PO Box 6662

Cairns QLD 4870

Or email to: hr@clcac.com.au

To obtain a copy of the full Position Description please contact Janine Copland (People and Payroll Officer) on 07 4041 3833.

Event date:
30 Apr 2021
Release date:
31 Mar 2021
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Upcoming and recent events

Event date:
28 Sep 2014

Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation 30 Year Anniversary Celebrations.

Event date:
15 Mar 2014
CLCAC hosted the region's first Indigenous Economic Development Summit in Burketown (March 2014). The Summit was called by Traditional Owners, key industry and business leaders and government officials. Key topics included tourism and small business opportunities.
Event date:
15 Oct 2013
The Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (CLCAC) held an Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Burketown Shire Council Hall on 16 October 2013.

Stories on country

13 May 2020

CLCAC’s Native Title Holders may be aware that the federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s Geological and Bioregional Assessment Program (GBA Program) were pursuing a three stage program of investigations into the potential for shale gas fields in the Gulf region (fracking).

26 Oct 2016

Designation of Gangalidda People’s traditional country on the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership Network

18 Mar 2016

Ten Gangalidda and Garawa Rangers recently completed another round of shorebird identification training with renowned ornithologist (bird expert) Roger Jaensch.  The training session also included a survey of known bird roosts found between the Leichhardt and Albert River mouths.  Though conditions were extremely hot and the going was tough on our team, several thousand birds were observed roosting on the intertidal flats between the river mouths.  Such data adds to the recent nomination of Tarrant (located immediately to the west of the survey area) for its inclusion as a distinct site wit

10 Mar 2016

CLCAC Rangers completed the last round of training required to complete their Certificate II in Remote Crocodile Management on 4 March, in an intensive two week training program that included weekend work.  This round of training focused on nest surveys and egg incubation. 


With the completion of their training to a Certificate II level the Rangers can begin to explore commercial enterprises involving crocodile management, a long-time aspiration of local Traditional Owner groups. 


2 Apr 2015

 Native title rights and interests were yesterday formally recognised in Burketown by the Federal Court of Australia over a number of culturally significant areas and sites, including:

19 Mar 2015

Members and Traditional Owners please be aware that the person (David Nilsson) referred to in the attached 60 Minute Report as a Carbon Cowboy is attempting to engage Traditional Owner groups in the Lower Gulf.