Working Together – employment opportunities at GLaWAC

Finance Specialist

We’re looking for a Finance Specialist to support the management of the day-to-day financial operations of GLaWAC, including accounts receivable and payable whilst ensuring adherence to accounting standards and managing risk.

The successful candidate will:
– support the management of financial operations including AR and AP in conjunction with business leaders.
– support the management of the end-to-end payroll process ensuring all statutory requirements are met.
– support the Finance Manager with preparation of financial reports, maintaining current finance systems and maintaining controls.

Read the Position Description here.

People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing date: Friday 24th May

For more info contact Mardi Edwards on 0421 818 748, or send a cover letter and resume to

General Manager Business Services

• Enable growth and capacity building to create opportunities for Gunaikurnai people
• Lead across finance, administration, tenders, procurement and facilities
• Based in Kalimna West or Morwell, east of Melbourne

Benefits & Culture
•Beautiful lifestyle in the Gippsland Lakes region
•Attractive NFP tax-effective salary packaging and motor vehicle allowance
•Excellent cultural and personal development, paid cultural learning days & excursions
•Paid leave over Christmas closure
•Personal leave of 12 days instead of 10, and cultural leave of 10 days

The Role
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer you will provide strategic financial leadership and build and influence your team to be a service provider and partner to the business.

You will lead and manage all business enabling functions to sustain the growth of GLaWAC and ensure the continued financial health and stability of the organisation including compliance with statutory and legislative requirements.

You’ll be responsible for finance and accounting, risk and governance, as well as the administrative and business services that support and enable all areas of GLaWAC’s operations. Additionally, you will oversee facilities, assets and contract management alongside tenders and procurement and provide executive and board reporting.

Skills Required
You have extensive experience managing finance, business services, procurement, facilities, administration, and payroll functions together with a track record achieving team engagement and effectively partnering with internal and external stakeholders.
You will be skilled in preparing financial reports and have a wide knowledge of and ability to keep up to date with changing legislation as it relates to payroll and finance policy and processes.

You’ll also bring to the role:
• A consultative and collaborative management style
• Business or commerce qualifications, with a CPA or CA membership desirable
• Experience with accounting software and payroll systems
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with people effectively at all levels

Desirable will be your experience working with Aboriginal people, including a demonstrated ability to communicate and engage sensitively and effectively with Traditional Owner led communities and organisations, along with a genuine appreciation and respect for their culture.

People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you are motivated to lead a business services team within an organisation working to protect and heal Gunaikurnai land and waters, then apply now by sending your resume and cover letter addressing the skills required above to Alternatively, please call Hayley Martin from NGO Recruitment to discuss your interest on (03) 8080 8978.

Food Services Assistant

We’re looking for a Food Services Assistant to assisting the chef with food preparation and cooking, and maintain cleanliness and orderliness in the kitchen area.

The successful candidate will:
– be very well presented and have a professional, welcoming attitude to greet our Bush Café customers.
– ensure the smooth running of the café and be responsible for the day-to-day activities within the Café, including running the floor of the café, taking orders, making barista coffee and assisting other café staff.

GLaWAC considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage is a genuine occupational requirement for this position.

This role reports to the Bush Cafe Head Chef.

Read the Position Description here.

For more info contact Mardi Edwards on 0421 818 748, or send a cover letter and resume to

GLaWAC are always looking to create new opportunities for community and we will post them here and on our Facebook page as they arise.

If you would like to know more about our jobs and training packages please get in touch with Mardi Edwards at

Our commitment to our staff

At the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation we understand that our employees are one of our greatest strengths as an organisation.

We strive to fulfil the aspirations of the Gunaikurnai people, as detailed in the Gunaikurnai Whole of Country Plan.

GLaWAC is a stable corporation that continues to grow and increase its influence across our Country. We are building capacity to address disadvantage whilst creating many and varied opportunities for Gunaikurnai people. We are committed to offering employment opportunities to our members and community first.

GLaWAC seeks to become a major employer of the Gunaikurnai people, while also creating more supportive and secure opportunities for Gunaikurnai to work with other organisations.

We offer professional and personal development opportunities such as traineeships and pre-employment programs to develop your skills and training opportunities.

GLaWAC offers its staff monthly cultural activities as well as excellent personal development opportunities. Come and be part of a small team making a big difference for the Aboriginal community people in Gippsland!