Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group

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Hume City Council established a Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group (RAPWG) in June 2019 and is now seeking further members to join the group.

The RAPWG acts as an advisory body to Hume City Council on issues affecting Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples – the First Nations peoples of Australia (referred to throughout this document as First Nations people).

We encourage applications from Traditional Owners; First Nations people; community members who live, work, or study in Hume; and individuals attached to a local organisation with a demonstrated commitment to supporting the rights and well-being of the First Nations people and an understanding of issues impacting upon community.

Purpose of the Working Group 

The purpose of the RAPWG is to inform Council of the key issues, concerns and priorities of First Nations people and to provide advice and feedback on Council’s policies, plans and services that aim to support participation and provide input to the delivery of services and programs relevant to the local First Nations community.

For further information on the project, please see the Terms of Reference.

Membership

Membership of the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group will be up to 10 community members and 1 appointed Councillor being a total of 11 (excluding Council Officers as required).

Selection Criteria

Hume City Council is seeking applications from community members who meet the following criteria. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate:

Essential Criteria;

  • Knowledge and understanding of the priorities of First Nations people in Hume City.
  • An interest and involvement in local and / or broader First Nations community affairs, advocacy and networks;
  • Direct links to the First Nations community and / or organisations; and
  • An ability and willingness to contribute to the strategic development of policy impacting First Nations people at a local government level.

Desirable Criteria;

  • Experience and / or understanding of the role of an advisory committee.
  • An interest and/or understanding of Local Government services and programs from a First Nations perspective.

All applicants will be assessed according to the above criteria, with a maximum of 10 people appointed as Members to the Working Group.

A selection panel of three members comprising two First Nations people (Elders or respected community members), along with the Manager Community Strengthening (or delegated officer), will consider the nominations for the RAPWG. The panel will assess the nominations against the selection criteria above.

Meeting times

The RAP Working Group currently meet monthly on a Thursday night.

Submission details

Expressions of interest close at 10pm on Monday 17 February 2020. Please submit your Expression of Interest form through one of the following options: 

Post:
EOI – Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group
Community Development Officer
Corey Williams
PO Box 119 Dallas Vic 3047          

Email: coreyw@hume.vic.gov.au

More information

All enquiries or requests for information should be directed to:          

Community Development Officer
Corey Williams
Phone: 9205 2377
Email: coreyw@hume.vic.gov.au


Updated : 11:33 AM, 3 February 2020

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