Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnership Program

The Public Sector Commission is pleased to be partnering with Jawun to provide three secondment opportunities for public sector leaders in 2020, through the Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnership Program.

Jawun is a not-for-profit organisation that leverages the capabilities of corporate and philanthropic Australia to support Indigenous-led programs of change in Indigenous communities.

Applications are open to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal employees at level 7 and above, who are high performing leaders. Applicants should have an interest in working with Indigenous communities and skills that provide value and support to achieving community outcomes.


The secondments will take place from 10 May to 20 June 2020, and are available in the East or West Kimberley and South West (Cannington) regions - one in each area.

Locations in the West Kimberley include Broome, Derby and Fitzroy Crossing. East Kimberley locations include Kununurra, Halls Creek and Wyndham.

Successful applicants will be required to live and work in a remote location for the six-week placement. However, as the secondment in the South West region is located in the Perth metropolitan area, it will not be residential.

A six-day induction program will be provided to those placed in the East and West Kimberley regions, and a three-day induction program will be provided to those placed in the South West region. All participants will be supported by a Jawun Regional Director for the duration of the secondment.

Applications must be submitted by close of business 5.00pm Friday 27 March 2020 to aboriginalemployment@psc.wa.gov.au.  

Application process

Before submitting your application, you must have the endorsement of your Chief Executive and their approval to be released for the duration of the secondment.

All applications will be coordinated by the Commission and assessed by Jawun, who will consider the applicants’ skills and experience in relation to the community project. 

Once selected, Jawun will allocate successful candidates to a program.


Please note salary and total cost of the program ($10 000 for the East and West Kimberley respectively, and $1600 for the South West placement.) is to be met by the agency.

Need more information?

For more information, contact Ms Tracey Cullen, Principal Consultant, Aboriginal Employment on (08) 6552 8544.

Page last updated 13 March 2020