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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Jul 31 2019
Wunan Foundation are a 100% Indigenous owned not for profit organisation based in Kununurra WA. Wunan are an organisation of approx 135 staff, 5 social enterprises and multiple social programs in money management, housing, education, and employment. Wunan are seeking an experienced person to actively support the CEO and Executive Director as their personal assistant by providing professional and competent secretarial, administrative support as well as take on Wunan’s Communications within the context of a not-for-profit environment   The successful applicant must have: A current Working with Children Check (WA) National Police Clearance Valid WA Driver licence Relevant previous experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people How to Apply: View our full Position Description HERE.  Please upload a comprehensive resume,  cover letter and response to essential criteria below .  Ensure your application clearly addresses your suitability for the position according to the essential criteria in the Position Description.  Closing date […]   Read More.
Topic: Jobs
Jul 26 2019
Wunan’s Financial Wellbeing team recently worked with a dedicated team of superannuation industry volunteers and the First Nations Foundation‘s Big Super Day out team to bring the first event of its kind to the East Kimberley. The First Nations Foundation is dedicated to achieving economic freedom for Aboriginal people across Australia. They have been hosting Big Super Day Out events since 2014, predominantly in the Eastern states. Wunan’s Financial Counsellor initially discussed the idea of hosting a Big Super Day Out in Kununurra when they were attending an ATSI Network function in 2017 at a Financial Counselling Australia (FCA) conference. Wunan’s Financial Counsellors were excited and initially hoped to host the event in Kununurra in 2018, however, the logistics and funds required pushed the timeline out to 2019. Wunan’s Financial Wellbeing Hub focussed on working with community partners Ngnowar Aerwah in Wyndham, Warmun Arts Centre and Kalumburu’s EKJP team to […]   Read More.
Jul 18 2019
Wunan recently welcomed their new CEO on board, Mr Viane Watson replaces former CEO Jim Lewis after health issues saw him tender his resignation in late 2018. Mr Watson has arrived in Kununurra with a diverse professional background which includes local government, health, bodies corporate (Strata), indigenous incorporations, the education sector and running and managing his own international business. Having previously spent time in the West Kimberley town of Fitzroy Crossing, whilst working for the Kurungal Council, and in the Central Desert region of the Northern Territory whilst working for the Lajamanu Community Council, Mr Watson is acutely aware of the challenges Aboriginal people face when it comes to embracing the opportunities their non-Aboriginal counterparts in regional and remote Australia take for granted. Mr Watson holds a post graduate Diploma in Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and describes himself as a generalist manager who specialises in governance, […]   Read More.