ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Gulanga Support Officer

ACT Council of Social Service
  • This is a designated position in accordance with s.42, Discrimination ACT 1991 and is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • Do you have strong administration skills you can use to help achieve social justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the ACT?
  • Do you want to support local organisations to improve their cultural practices and standards?
  • Could you help coordinate and promote events and activities in the Community Sector?
  • Part-time position of 30.4 hrs/week (4-5 days)
  • Pro-rata salary range of $48,000 to $62,000 dependant on qualifications, skills, and experience


The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) is the peak representative body for the social and community service sector and people living with disadvantage and inequality in the ACT.

ACTCOSS works to ensure that government policy improves the lives of people who face disadvantage and that community service organisations are adequately resourced and supported ACTCOSS is a member of the nationwide COSS network, made up of each state and territory COSS and our national body, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS).

The opportunity

ACTCOSS’s Gulanga Program is designed to support ACT community sector organisations to develop and improve upon good, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culturally appropriate practice standards to improve services for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The program employs Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander workers and aims to provide better engagement with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and their families to access the services that will best meet their needs.

This position will support the work of the Gulanga Program and is ideal for anyone who wishes to use their administrative, events management and organisational skills for the goal of building the capacity of organisations to provide culturally appropriate service for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and with a strong interest in social justice.

The Gulanga Program Support Officer assists in the efficient and effective operations of the Gulanga Program and plays a key role in supporting the Gulanga Program Manager to deliver their key tasks.

Further details of the specific responsibilities and tasks of the role can be found in the attached Position Description.

ACTCOSS makes every effort to provide a flexible work environment, allowing substantial employee control of their working hours, among other benefits.


ACTCOSS has above-award pay and conditions as part of the ACT Community Sector Multiple

The successful applicant must have the right to live and work in Australia.

To apply

Applications need to include a current CV and a covering letter which addresses all the essential selection criteria. If you have additional skills or qualifications listed as ‘highly regarded’, please respond to these as well. Please email applications to [email protected].

Please phone 02 6202 7200, email [email protected] or visit for more information, or a copy of the position description and selection criteria (also available on this page).

All enquiries and applications for this position will be treated confidentially, and information collected held in accordance with our ACTCOSS Privacy Policy.

CLOSING DATE:  5 June 2023 – 11:59pm.

Applications close: 
Monday 5 June 2023 - 11:59pm

02 6202 7200

First posted: 
Monday 22 May 2023