Cape York

Working with the Community

Jawun has worked in partnership with many of the Cape York Indigenous organisations for over 15 years. In particular, Jawun supports the goals of the Cape York Welfare Reform program by providing skilled secondees to help build the capacity of the local organisations driving this change.

Jawun’s key partners in the region include:

  • Cape York Partnership
    • Cape York Institute
    • Cape York Leaders Program
    • Cape York Employment
    • Opportunity Hubs
    • Cape York Enterprises
    • Djarragun College
    • Bama Services
  • Good to Great Schools Australia
    • Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy
  • Cape York Land Council

Regional Contacts

  • Nicola Armstrong

    Jawun Regional Manager, Cape York

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    Nicola is a HR and Administration professional, experienced in both the private and not-for-profit sector. She started her professional life in Hospitality as a cadet for the ACCOR chain before becoming involved in safety, quality, environment and eventually large project administration in the Civil and Commercial Construction Industries.

    For the past five years she has worked with Queensland’s largest Indigenous construction company, Bama Services, in the capacity of Administration Manager. During this time she worked closely with the leadership team developing and implementing an “ISO” standard Integrated Management System across their five principle business streams.

    To contact Nicola, please email: narmstrong@jawun.org.au

  • Glenn Weston

    Jawun General Manager, Remote Regions

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    In 2015, Glenn was appointed as the Regional Director for Jawun’s Cape York operations supporting the Indigenous communities of Cape York.  In June 2017, he was appointed to the Acting role of Jawun’s General Manager, Remote Regions.

    Prior to joining Jawun, Glenn had a career working with some of Australia’s largest corporates. He has vast experience in management, including running his own businesses for five years, in excess of 11 years banking with Westpac and NAB and running Telstra stores across 3 states. Glenn joined Jawun 6 years after having done a secondment in 2009 working alongside the Archer Point Trust in Cooktown.

    Glenn is an avid learner holding a number of qualifications including a Bachelor of Accounting and an Executive MBA from RMIT in Melbourne, which provided him the opportunity to study overseas in four countries.

    To contact Glenn, please email: gweston@jawun.org.au

Case Studies

Case studies show how Jawun secondees have achieved real results. If you are interested to learn more about Jawun's work in this region, click on the case studies below.