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Native Title and Land Tenure Coordinator

Job Title: Native Title and Land Tenure Coordinator
Job Type: Contract Full Time
Location: Cooktown, Queensland
Classification: Corporate Services
Client: Cook Shire Council
Reference: BBBH530_1541149862
Job Published: 02 Nov 2018
Closing Date: 19 Nov 2018

Job Description

Cook Shire Council is seeking a Native Title and Land Tenure Coordinator to centralise the Council's land tenure and property management functions to support the prosperity of the Community and the region.

Reporting to the Director Organisational Business Services, this largely autonomous role requires an experienced self-starter who has well developed communication skills and significant experience in the area of native title and land tenure.

To be successful in this role you will possess the practical knowledge of current and emerging best practice in local government and sound property management skills.

Council's priorities are service delivery, innovation and sound governance and you will be a key advocate for partnering with the community, building trust, engagement and relationships with Cape York communities and strengthening Council's position as the regional leader.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Experience in the area of native title and land tenure
  • Experience drafting leases and licenses
  • Advanced negotiation skills to work closely with Traditional Owner's
  • Experience in developing property, for example housing and community developments
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications


About the Cook Shire Council

Cook Shire is the largest land area Shire in Queensland covering 106,000km2 and encompassing some 80% of the Cape York Peninsula region of Far North Queensland. Employment with the Council offers stability and security, combined with a balanced, tropical lifestyle that comes with living in the region.

Council is offering an excellent salary, as well as 12% superannuation and salary sacrifice entitlements.

Download an information pack or contact Belinda Walker on 0411 449 447 for a confidential discussion. The application period for this role ends on Monday 19 November at 5pm.