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Working for REDI.E - A Message from the CEO

16 January, 2020

We are proud to support our communities by opening doors to opportunity, positive career pathways and economic development. People who bring their passion, positivity, professionalism and patience to work at REDI.E are crucial to this vision. Which is why we’d love to share with you how our people make a real impact on the community and see that impact every day.

And - we hope to one day work with you to build sustainable futures for the communities we service. 

Let’s talk about how we do things and the kind of people we want to join our team.


What we do

Our vision at REDI.E is to take on new levels of commitment and resources - to form the next stage of our innovation initiative. 

We leverage this spirit of innovation in the way we do business in our communities and how we engage with the industry, government, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Part of REDI.E’s collaborative approach is to be a supplier to Tier 1 and 2 companies of skilled and knowledgeable First Nations people, with the aim to expand interest and opportunities in specialist areas of engineering and information technology. 

This will come through apprenticeships and traineeships.

Working with us

REDI.E is at the forefront of innovation and collaboration.

We strive to be the employer of choice. When you work for REDI.E, you will work closely with Traditional Owners to learn about country, to gain a thorough understanding of our people and communities - and the challenges they face daily. 

We have a skilled team of Senior Managers who will work closely with you to develop your roles and provide you with training to develop and utilise your skills, knowledge and expertise - in the areas of employment, education, training and enterprise development.

Get to know our CEO, Tracey

I joined REDI.E in November 2018 and was very excited to work back in Western NSW, a region where anything is possible. I have seen some incredible changes starting with our families, our new hires and catching up with our Elders. 

I have seen our youth progress to young adulthood, from starting their journey in life, to developing aspirations and hearing their success stories -  and the challenges they have had to overcome.  

For me, it has been very inspirational to see the progress that has been made in our communities. 

And while I understand that everyone faces their own challenges, at REDI.E, we focus on spreading the message that you can do anything you set your mind to.

How do I know this? Because I have moved through my career starting from a clerical administration role - to middle and senior management - to a CEO.  

I have certainly faced challenges, and have had the chance to overcome them in ALL workplaces. I have been given support to develop and add value where needed with programs, and I have experience finding the best way to deliver them for our communities.

It is such a rewarding career, and a privilege to help our mob, to see the smiles when your goals have been achieved - and to engage with our younger members, to plan community events for our families. 

We work with traditional owners of the country, so our team members have the opportunity to broaden their understanding and gain unique knowledge from the oldest surviving culture in the world. We have many nations, languages and dialects, and there are so many wonderful communities for people to learn about their survival, history and identity. My aspirations for anyone who works with us is for them to take what they learn and educate their family, friends and others. 

Those who work with us must be willing to contribute their skills and experience, engage with Indigenous communities and be excited to grow in their knowledge. Our mission is to build an enterprise of well-rounded people who understand economics and our country so that we can write and run culturally appropriate programs to benefit our community.

There are no set barriers that can’t be faced together. If I can do it, you can too. So I’m looking forward to the day where YOU will speak from higher level management positions, sharing YOUR stories and vision. 

At REDI.E, you will gain more than just a job or a partnership. You will join a vibrant, energetic team of professionals who are committed to creating real and meaningful opportunities for people in our region. 

Let’s work together for a united community.

- Tracey Shillingsworth, Chief Executive Officer


This initiative is funded/supported by the Australian Government.

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