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Prime Minister and Cabinet Vacancy N.N. 10757038
Torres Strait Regional Authority Closing date: Friday, 30 August 2019
Job Title: Chief Executive Officer of the Torres Strait Regional Authority
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Thursday Island - QLD
Agency Classification: Statutory Appointment
Agency Employment Act: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005
Agency Website:

Job Description


The position of Chief Executive Officer is established under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 and is accountable to the elected membership of the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA). The TSRA is a Corporate Commonwealth entity representing Torres Strait Islanders and Aboriginal people who are living in the Torres Strait region.

The TSRA plays a vital role in recognising and maintaining the unique culture of Torres Strait Islanders, conducting programmes for the benefit of Indigenous people, providing data, developing policy and advising and being accountable to the TSRA elected membership. The TSRA works with governments and Indigenous communities, organisations and individuals at national, state, territory and regional levels.

The Chief Executive Officer is appointed by the Minister for Indigenous Australians with the agreement of the TSRA. Leading contenders will have an impeccable track record in executive roles and senior strategic and operational management experience. A commitment to effective public sector performance and a strong understanding of legislation and key policy issues relevant to the TSRA and the Torres Strait region is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will also have demonstrated capacity to work closely with the private sector to promote economic development in the region and experience in managing infrastructure programs. In having a very good capacity to understand, support and progress the TSRA’s objectives and role, it is essential that the Chief Executive Officer is a trusted leader who can build collaborative relationships with Indigenous people in the Torres Strait region.

Commensurate with the responsibilities of the position, a substantial six figure remuneration package is available in accordance with the Remuneration Tribunal Principal determination: Principal Executive Office – Classification Structure and Terms and Conditions Determination 2019.



• Relevant tertiary qualifications in business, accounting or finance will be highly regarded.
• Private sector experience is also desirable.



Information for Candidates
For further background and selection documentation or to apply, please contact Bryan Creith from First People Recruitment Solutions quoting reference number CEO-TSRA.

If further information is required, please contact Bryan Creith at or on 0417 211 606. Information about the TSRA is available at

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Bryan Creith, 0417 211 606,
Apply Address:
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS33-Mon - 12 Aug 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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