Cumberland Council is seeking an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander FACILITATOR to lead the consultation process to develop a ‘Stretch’ Reconciliation Action Plan for Cumberland (2019-2021).


The RAP development process will be guided by a RAP Working Group made up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Council staff and local service providers working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

This group provides a forum and opportunity for key stakeholders to assist in the preparation, development and implementation of the 2019-2021 Cumberland Reconciliation Action Plan.


As with all RAPs, Cumberland’s RAP will focus on developing specific actions against the following four areas:

  • RESPECT: A community built on respect and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture.
  • RELATIONSHIPS: Develop meaningful and genuine friendships and connections that are based on trust, honesty, understanding and respect.
  • OPPORTUNITIES: Creating positive outcomes and discovering new potential to support the community on the journey towards reconciliation.
  • TRACKING PROGRESS AND REPORTING:  Cumberland Council will monitor, evaluate, review and update the implementation of this RAP.


The facilitator will work closely with the RAP Working Group and Council staff to:

  • Develop an approach for community consultation/engagement in collaboration with the RAP Working Group.
  • Actively participate in all meetings pertaining to the RAP document development (approx. 1 to 2 meetings per month for the first 6 months of development).
  • Identify key stakeholders in the wider community for consultation (including school students, local residents, community groups/organisations).
  • Work collaboratively with the RAP Working Group, Council staff and other key stakeholders during the consultation phase of document.
  • Prepare and facilitate approx. 6 to 10 face to face consultations with various stakeholders at different times and places (possibly including after-hours work).
  • Provide advice and analysis on the key findings of the consultations.
  • Review the draft Reconciliation Action Plan to ensure that consultation findings are accurately reflected (subject to availability).


If you are interested, then we are keen to hear from you.


The position description, deliverables and application process are outlined in the document below.

Cumberland Council Expression of Interest for a Facilitator for developi…


Applications close COB Monday 26 March.


For any further questions, please contact:



T  02 8757 9791



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