Ranger Group Coordinator

Job No: 157989
Location: Tennant Creek

  • Work for & with a community-oriented council in the phenomenal red centre!
  • Attractive remuneration circa $75,000 - $89,000 + 13.5% super + subsidised accomodation & negotiable relocation assistance 
  • Applicants with an Indigenous or Torres Strait Island background are strongly encouraged to apply.

Connecting Communities to Opportunities

The Central Land Council (CLC) is the Commonwealth Government statutory authority for the southern half of the Northern Territory - covering an area of almost 770,000 square kilometres. We consist of 90 elected Aboriginal representatives from the communities within CLC's nine regions and an additional 260 staff, approximately half of whom are Aboriginal.

Together we are responsible for providing a range of services for the benefit of traditional owners and other Aboriginal residents of the CLC region, including:

  • Elevating the voice of the Aboriginal people of Central Australia;

  • Helping Aboriginal people get back country and manage their land, protecting Aboriginal culture and sacred sites;

  • Consulting with landowners on mining activity, employment, development and other land-use proposals;

  • Fighting for legal recognition of Aboriginal people's rights;

  • Helping resolve land disputes, native title claims and compensation cases; and

  • Running the permit system for visitors to Aboriginal land. 

We are devoted to advocating for the rights of Aboriginal people across Central Australia and help traditional landowners manage their land and make the most of its possibilities. This is your chance to lead a team of rangers on the front-line of this mission.

The perks

How we’ll make your life easier:

  • Attractive remuneration circa $75,000 - $89,000 + 13.5% super + $29,000 salary packaging; 

  • Additional district allowances ($6990 for individuals, $11300 for person with dependents);

  • Subsidised accomodation + relocation assistance;

  • Travel allowance;

  • Ongoing professional learning and development and;

  • A Time in lieu arrangement for any time spent out of normal hours.

Your Next Adventure

 In this role you will lead a team of 8 rangers across a range of land and wildlife conservation projects based out of Tennant Creek, a friendly community on the main artery between Alice Springs and Darwin. You will form strong relationships with traditional owners of the lands surrounding Tennant Creek and have the opportunity to be on country with them, helping them to look after their country and pass knowledge on their family. This role is your opportunity to explore all that Central Australia can offer from great hiking trails, beautiful locations for camping and off-road adventures to fascinating wildlife and landscapes to experience. You will enjoy all this while still having access to a well-serviced free standing home located in Tennant Creek.

Your day to day may include:

  • Leadership: Coordinate, mentor and empower your team to deliver great outcomes for the land we caretake while ensuring we develop and grow the rangers skills and capacity.

  • Administration: Manage the material equipment inventory alongside ensuring the administration such as time-sheets for the team are effectively documented.

  • Projects: Plan and project manage various major and minor conservation projects within our region.

  • Relationships: Build a great reputation and relationships and in the community, with government agencies and with the traditional owners of the land.

While your base will be in Tennant Creek, working standard hours of 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, you will regularly travel to relevant project sites in the region as required with a work vehicle provided, including extended field trips on country with traditional owners.

Your Skillset

You will bring a passion for the natural world and the capacity to build great relationships with your team and the community. Experience within a conservation role, ideally within leadership, will be ideal however a passion for the field and a strong leadership skillset will still be highly suitable. While qualifications within environmental conservation or agriculture will be highly regarded, they are not essential.

You will be a highly supportive leader focused on developing your people so they can take the lead in major projects and be a skilled diplomat to effectively communicate with stakeholders of varied backgrounds within the community. A sense of humour is key! 

This role will suit someone comfortable working within an Indigenous context and applicants of an Indigenous or Torres Straight Island background are strongly encouraged to apply!

Just as importantly is the capacity to work and thrive in a remote area with an absolute love of country and the motivation to get out there and experience the adventure!


Tennant Creek: A stopover full of surprises

Our township has so much to offer. Join our community and:

  • Listen to the local Warumungu people’s legend of ‘Nyinkka’, the spiky tailed goanna that shaped the town, at the Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre. 
  • Join in a song at the Winanjjikari Music Centre, where contemporary music is produced and performed by Aboriginal musicians. 
  • Pack a picnic and follow the walking track through the Honeymoon Ranges to Lake Mary Ann.
  • Join in the fun of bull and bronco riding, barrel racing, a ‘stockman’s challenge’ and camp draft events at the annual Barkly Goldrush Campdraft Challenge in October.

Amongst so much more. Start your Adventure - Apply Today!


For more information on The Central Land Council, you can visit our website here

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