Department of Regional NSW

  • A fantastic full-time opportunity for 2 years
  • Dubbo location preferred, however applications from across Regional NSW considered
  • Attractive salary ranging from $113,343 pa – $124,901 pa + super


Please note that this role is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates only. Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997 and the Government Sector Employment Act 2013

Make a real difference as the Diversity and Inclusion Partner, through your contribution to plans that address barriers faced by people from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and communities – both in our workplace and across the NSW public sector.

Every day is different, and your role will enable you to work with amazing leaders from across government and private organisations, including peak diversity and inclusion advocacy groups.

Our current projects include developing the Department’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan and work to improve representation of women in senior leadership. You will also actively support career initiatives for our First Nations people.


As the Diversity and Inclusion Partner you will:

  • Project manage the development of future plans, including coordination of meaningful consultation with employees, relevant stakeholders, senior management and peak advisory bodies.
  • Provide advice to a range of stakeholders on diversity and inclusion, including recruitment practices, department strategies and projects.
  • Build strong working relationships with peers in diversity and inclusion across industries, to share information and increase effectiveness of initiatives.
  • Consult and collaborate with your manager and team to build capability and identify opportunities to deliver against objectives.


To be successful you will need:

  • Applicants for this position must be of Aboriginal descent by parentage, identify as being Aboriginal, and be accepted in the community as such.
  • Must be willing and able to undertake travel occasionally to various locations across NSW
  • An optimistic and helpful attitude, passion for people and genuine desire to improve accessibility and inclusion
  • Knowledge of the social model of disability, and a commitment to the “Nothing About Us, Without Us” position, in respect to all diverse groups
  • A pragmatic approach to finding solutions for complex and sensitive issues
  • An understanding of the concept of Intersectionality and it’s impacts on people from marginalised groups
  • Ability to work and communicate with a range of people with varying levels of awareness of diversity and inclusion issues
  • An eye for detail, excellent organisational skills and ability to take ownership of own work priorities
  • Experience in coordinating or managing cross-functional projects

For more details on the role responsibilities, please review the Diversity and Inclusion Partner Role Description (PDF 348KB)


Why work for us?

  • Be part of a team who truly live the values of inclusion and belonging – where you are given the space to manage your own work but are supported and included in team achievements.
  • Work with a leadership team that encourages flexible working arrangements. Part-time work, flexible start and finish times, and hybrid-working are some of the options that can be discussed with the successful applicant.
  • Ongoing professional development plans to support your goals.
  • Access to health and wellbeing programs, resources, counselling and professional coaching services for you and your family.

At Regional NSW you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people in a range of functions including corporate operations, construction, land services, fisheries, agriculture and biosecurity. If you’re motivated and excited about making a difference to the people of regional NSW, we invite you to become part of our story. To find out more, please visit the Department of Regional NSW website.

Apply now:

Submit your application online, including your current resume and a cover letter telling us why you’re a great fit for the role.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Mel Watson on 0407 483 086 or at mel.watson@regional.nsw.gov.au.

People with disability are encouraged to apply. We strive to make our recruitment process accessible for everyone – if you need any assistance, including documents in an alternative format, please contact me on the details above.

The application form also provides an opportunity to outline any accessibility requirements you may have during the recruitment process.

Applications close at 11:55PM on Monday 1 November 2021

A recruitment pool may be created for similar ongoing and temporary roles with comparable capabilities that may become available during the next eighteen months.

Please note that NSW Government expects all NSW government sector employees who can be safely vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine to do so.