First listed on: 10 May 2022

Governance & Strategy Manager (Identified Role - Indigenous)


Acknowledgement of Country

CSIRO acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, of the area that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. View our vision towards reconciliation

The Opportunity

  • Are you passionate about embedding Indigenous knowledges and perspectives into an organisation's standard practice?
  • Develop operational plans for the Indigenous Science and Engagement program
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation!

The Governance and Strategy Manager provides administrative and management services to support the effective provision of research and development activities for CSIRO’s Indigenous Science and Engagement Program. The role will be responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring, and reporting on a CSIRO wide set of KPIs for the Indigenous Science and Engagement Program and ensure good governance practices and accountability for CSIRO through ongoing research, analysis, development and implementation of policies, practices and systems.

Your duties will include:

  • Act as a trusted advisor and conduit for CSIRO’s Indigenous Science and Engagement Program, have a sound understanding of the program’s goals and activities and demonstrate creativity in anticipating their needs and adapt quickly to changes in clients’ needs and market changes.
  • Provide strategic advice to relevant stakeholders to lead staff and influence other internal and external partners to achieve the Indigenous Science and Engagement Program goals and promote the team.
  • Develop, implement and review governance strategies and frameworks, policies and procedures, systems and activities to ensure CSIROs continuous compliance with its obligations and requirements under the Indigenous Science and Engagement Program.

Location: Negotiable - any CSIRO site across Australia 
Salary: AU$117k - AU$138k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite, Full-time
Reference: 83822

To be considered you will need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent relevant work experience in Public Policy and/or Governance
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing governance, accountability, compliance and risk policies, practices and systems in a public sector environment or similar environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and implementation, risk identification and management and strong issue management skills with the capacity to manage complex and sensitive issues in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


CSIRO considers the filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity/affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth).

The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people with Australian Citizenship. The successful applicant will be required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

The successful applicant will be required to provide contact details of at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Referee to confirm their ability to work and communication respectfully with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

09 June 2022, 11:00pm AEST

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