Vladimir Williams: Manager Indigenous Employment
Vladimir is a proud Wiradjuri man with immediate and extended family from Narrandera, NSW on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River approximately 500km south west of Sydney.
Vladimir entered the workforce at a young age, finding his way into the NSW Health and ACT Health systems where he worked in roles including Senior Policy Officer, Project Manager and Manager within Aboriginal policy, analysis, development and implementation. One of his proudest early career achievements was writing the first government policy on Aboriginal men's health in Australia.
Commencing at the University of Sydney in 2008, Vladimir continues to promote Aboriginal self-determination by supporting the development and implementation of policy and strategy designed to support more Aboriginal people gaining experience and qualifications that allow them to obtain high quality employment in the profession or industry of their choice.
Vladimir has been instrumental in establishing the successful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cadetship and internship training programs, convening the University of Sydney Aboriginal Staff Network, moderating the Aboriginal Staff Intranet and actively working to achieve the employment targets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff that the university has set in its new Integrated Strategy, Wingara Mura, which aims to increase Aboriginal participation, engagement and research at Sydney.
In 2011, Vladimir was a presenter at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) in Cusco, Peru, where he shared his experiences working to promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment opportunities and outcomes.
Find out more about:
- Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu strategy
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Framework
University of Sydney Aboriginal Staff Network
Contact Vladimir Williams to find out more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment opportunities at the University.