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The RACGP Reconciliation Plan 2020-2022

Opportunities

Our goal is to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and businesses have opportunities equal to those of other Australians.

Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, organisations and communities are important to our organisation and its core business activities – we will evaluate our employment, procurement, professional development and retention.

Focus area: Procurement and Human Resources

Action
Deliverable
Timeline
Responsibility

12. Improve employment outcomes by increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recruitment, retention and professional development

Deliverable
  • Engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to consult on our recruitment, retention and professional development strategy
Timeline

November 2020

Responsibility

Lead: General Manager, Human Resources

Deliverable
  • Develop and communicate best practice protocol for recruitment, position descriptions and processes to ensure accessibility and inclusivity for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
Timeline

November 2020

Responsibility

Lead: General Manager, Human Resources

Deliverable
  • Advertise job vacancies to effectively reach Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders
Timeline

Review July
2021, July 2022

Responsibility

Lead: General Manager, Human Resources

Deliverable
  • Review Human Resources and recruitment procedures and policies to remove barriers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in our workplace.
Timeline

November 2020

Responsibility

Lead: General Manager, Human Resources
Support: General Counsel

Deliverable
  • Identify opportunities to have specific Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander positions at state/territory offices
Timeline

November 2021

Responsibility

Lead: General Manager, Human Resources
Support: Head of Faculties

Deliverable
  • Identify new advertising channels likely to appeal to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers
Timeline

November 2020

Responsibility

Lead: General Manager, Human Resources
Support: Head of Faculties

Deliverable
  • Develop an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recruitment, retention and professional development strategy.
Timeline

June 2022

Responsibility

Lead: General Manager, Human Resources

Deliverable
  • Increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are directly employed by the RACGP.
Timeline

June 2022

Responsibility

Lead: General Manager, Human Resources

Deliverable
  • Support the work of the National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in developing a Pathway Support Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students/GP trainees.
Timeline

January 2021

Responsibility

Lead: RACGP-led Training Coordinator
Support: Manager, National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

13. Increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander supplier diversity to support improved economic and social outcomes

Deliverable
  • Develop and implement an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander procurement strategy
Timeline

October 2020

Responsibility

Lead: Senior Procurement Advisor
Support: General Counsel

Deliverable
  • Maintain and renew Supply Nation membership
Timeline

December 2020,
December 2021

Responsibility

Lead: Senior Procurement Advisor
Support: General Counsel

Deliverable
  • Ensure a whole-of-business approach to using the Supply Nation directory for goods and services
Timeline

December 2020

Responsibility

Lead: Senior Procurement Advisor
Support: General Counsel
Senior RAP Advisor

Deliverable
  • Maintain a list of eligible suppliers sourced through Supply Nation and increase the amount that the RACGP invests in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander certified and registered businesses
Timeline

December 2020

Responsibility

Lead: Senior Procurement Advisor

Deliverable
  • Highlight the benefits of procuring goods and services from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander certified and registered businesses to RACGP staff to encourage staff to diversify their supplier base.
Timeline

October 2020

Responsibility

Lead: Senior Procurement Advisor
Support: National Manager, Media & Communications
Marketing Coordinator, Strategic Marketing & Communications
Senior RAP Advisor
National Manager, Policy & Advocacy
Manager, Assessment Development
RACGP-led Training Coordinator

Deliverable
  • Review and update procurement practices to identify potential barriers to procuring goods and services from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses
Timeline

December 2021

Responsibility

Lead: Senior Procurement Advisor
Support: General Counsel

Deliverable
  • Identify Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander certified or registered businesses to create merchandise for either staff, partners and/or members by 2022
Timeline

December 2022

Responsibility

Lead: Head, Events & Experience
Support: Senior Financial Planning and Analysis Manager, Finance, General Counsel, Marketing Coordinator, Content & Communication

Deliverable
  • Develop long-term commercial relationships with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander certified and registered businesses
Timeline

June 2021

Responsibility

Lead: Senior Procurement Advisor

14. Build partnerships that create career opportunities in healthcare

Deliverable
  • In partnership with organisations such as Career Trackers and the GO Foundation, create opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to undertake internship/work experience with the RACGP, and encourage careers in healthcare and ultimately create future employment opportunities.
Timeline

June 2021

Responsibility

Lead: Senior RAP Advisor
Support: General Counsel, National Manager, Policy & Advocacy, General Manager,Policy, Practice & Innovation, Manager, National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Manager, Foundation, RACGP-led Training Coordinator

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