BISEP promotes wellbeing in Bowraville through purposeful employment and community cohesion. We provide advice, create links to industry and expertise, facilitate community collaboration, build capacity and skills, with a view to creating employment opportunities, enterprise development and an improved Bowraville economy. We are the link between local businesses and the future generations of job seekers.
Our vision is “To improve the quality of life for the people of Bowraville and the wider community.”
BISEP’s Statement of Purpose
Our statement of purpose is to “Build capacity in the community to create meaningful engagement and employment opportunities.”
Touchpoints are the values and ethics that bind us together in our work. They guide us in our decision-making and actions. They shape our interactions with each other and our stakeholders.
- Cultural Safety – We are inclusive of all people within our community, acknowledging that we connect on Gumbaynggirr Country, we honour the traditional custodians and the relationship between land, people and culture – we embrace difference to bring about change.
- Vision and Bravery – Through Vision and Bravery we support our community in leadership, innovation, being proactive with our work and operations to promote personal, professional development, success and wellbeing.
- Collaboration – We Collaborate by establishing meaningful relationships with community, organisations and individuals, with a focus on working together to achieve outcomes that benefit our community holistically.
- Trustworthiness – Our relationships are built on trust and accountability with a focus on reciprocation and integrity.
Our Objectives fall under three categories:
Community – we seek partnership opportunities to build the capacity of already existing entities for the health and well-being of our community.
Employment – we scope and develop tangible social enterprise ideas and identify ways of being a resource to existing businesses and entrepreneurs, to increase employment opportunities.
Youth Development – we identify projects with business potential and support initiatives that benefit the youth in our community.
BISEP is an incorporated association and is developing a governance structure that is inclusive with non hierarchal processes.
We operate currently with a core group that are engaged and commit their time at a deeper level. There are others who are also engaged around specific issues and projects. Being a member of BISEP is about engaging at a level that supports the individual, organisation or business.
We are not there to compete, but rather hold space for entities to reach their full potential and to adapt where needed to improve the functionality of their operations.