How to Apply
We are currently ‘Calling for Applications’ in 2017 for a Fellow and two Emerging Leaders.
The Fellowship provides support to recognised leaders and opportunities to emerging leaders within Victoria’s Indigenous communities. Building Indigenous leadership is a vital way of improving the social and emotional wellbeing of communities, and the Fellowship helps Indigenous communities develop innovative responses to current issues and future challenges.
The Fellowship supports past, present and future Indigenous leaders who are striving to achieve positive change for Indigenous Victorians and strengthen links between Indigenous and mainstream Australia.
The successful applicants will receive $70,000 per annum for a Fellow over 3 years and $30,000 over 12 months to each Emerging Leader to enable them to concentrate their efforts on personal and professional development and to focus on leadership in their community.
If you have the attributes of a Fellow or an Emerging Leader we encourage you to apply. Perhaps you know of someone? If so, please pass on this information and support them in their application. Please also pass this onto your networks as they may know of someone who might be interested.
We want to hear why you think you are ready to be a Fellow or Emerging Leader. Your application should include a brief outline of how you will demonstrate your leadership capability, and what impact you believe it will have on your community and the broader Victorian community.
All applications will be assessed by an independent selection panel and all applicants will be advised accordingly of the outcome.
The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Thursday 31st August 2017.
Please refer to the Overview section of either of a Fellow or Emerging Leader and then complete the relevant online application form:
The application forms contain file upload fields for you to attach relevant documents to your submission (eg. reference letters). These fields are all optional to complete. There are 3 kinds of documents that can be submitted: Microsoft Word (in either .DOC or .DOCX formats), and PDF files. Simply click the “upload file” button, select the file you wish to attach from your hard drive, and click “OK”.
If you cannot attach your files and are experiencing difficulties, simply mention this in the “Additional Notes” field at the bottom of the form, and we will get in touch with you to organise a file transfer using other methods.
Please download the following document should you require any interview tips:
The Selection Process
To ensure there is no conflict of interest in the selection of the Fellows or Emerging Leaders for the Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership, the Selection Panel is independent of the Advisory Committee. In the event that a member of the Selection Panel has a personal or professional relationship with an applicant that could result in ethical concerns, they may be asked to be excused from serving on the Panel.
The independent Selection Panel comprises Indigenous and non-Indigenous members of high-standing community, business and leadership roles. The Panel reviews all applications and shortlists applicants for interview.
Shortlisted applicants are offered the opportunity to meet with a previous recipient of the Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership Program to help them prepare for the interview.
Following the interviews, the Selection Panel makes its recommendation to the Advisory Committee for the Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership.
Interviews take place in Melbourne and are followed by an announcement function.