Southern Plan of Management Coordinator

Job Title: Southern Plan of Management Coordinator

Location: Rockhampton

Job Classification: 2 years (subject to continued funding)

Position Type: Full Time

Date Posted: 25/01/2024

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Job Description

We are seeking applications from Darumbal People or other local people with links to Darumbal Sea Country

  • Be part of a leadership role in the development of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Southern Plan of Management (SPOM).
  • Co-design the statutory plan of management with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (Reef Authority).
  • The new plan will provide an opportunity to describe the values and aspirations of Traditional Owners in the management of our Sea Country.

Darumbal Enterprises Pty Ltd, the operating arm of DPAC requires a Southern Plan of Management Coordinator (SPOMC) to support Darumbal’s input into the development of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority new Southern Plan of Management that will span from Yuwi (developing) TUMRA area to the southern extent of the Port Curtis Coral Coast TUMRA region and the TUMRA regions of Darumbal and Woppaburra Country.

Darumbal Enterprises has an exciting opportunity for a Southern Plan of Management Coordinator to work with GBRMPA and neighbouring Traditional Owner Groups on the new statutory plan of management. This is a full-time role working on a wide range of activities relating to Darumbal’s TUMRA, sea country values and other related programs such as the BROLGA Program.

Some of  your duties

  • Facilitate activities as per the agreed Project Plan including engagement with Darumbal People and broader Indigenous community.
  • Convene and/or attend Traditional Owner Reference Group; Steering Committee; Project Team and other meetings as needed/required.
  • Provide a detailed budget for the relevant financial year to which the project plans relate.
  • Support Darumbal’s strategic direction and protection of native title rights and interests.

What you will need

  • Knowledge of the history of Traditional Owner Great Barrier Reef Management in modern history.
  • Ability to plan, conduct meetings, oversee programs, and completed in a timely fashion and within budget.
  • Sound communication skills, (both written and oral) to enable effective relationships with key stakeholders and members of the Darumbal community.
  • Proven skills in the use of computer software, particularly the Microsoft Office Suite of programs.
  • Ability to analyse situations and issues, plus the ability to respond accordingly, identifying actions and solutions.
  • Ability to supervise staff and mentor youth.
  • Minimum Provisional Drivers Licence
  • Highly organised and collaborative
  • Ability to take initiative, dependability, flexibility and resourceful.
  • Ability to function independently and as part of a team.

Why work at Darumbal Enterprises

  • You will work on the Great Barrier Reef which is a global icon and jointly address the challenges of climate change, pollution, fishing, and other threats, which impact its long-term sustainability of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • You will work with our partner, the Reef Authority and the Darumbal community and other GBR Traditional Owners in developing a comprehensive Plan of Management for the southern section of the GBRMP.
  • You will receive professional development and connect with a wide range of land and sea managers and form enduring linkages with community and government.
  • You will enhance the protection of country and culture;
  • You will provide direction on how Sea Country is managed now and into the future;
  • It is a team orientated and collaborative work environment that puts safety first.
  • We have genuine focus on improving our recognition of, and relations with Traditional Owners and broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

Position Description


 Who can I yarn to for more information?

Malcom Mann – Business Development Manager
T: 07 4926 0026
M: 0427 064 685

More Information or Assistance

To complete an application for this job you will need to attach a copy of your resume when you apply online.  For more information of if you require assistance please contact Kristina on 07 4926 0026 or on email

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