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Senior Conservation Officer

Trust for Nature

Join an organisation that safeguards a future for Victoria's unique natural environment. Deliver conservation projects and programs with a team passionate about enabling people and nature to live and thrive in harmony. Full time through to June 2024 with likely opportunities to extend subject to funding.

$74,921 base salary superannuation, with generous leave entitlements and TIL accrual. Based in Castlemaine (location flexible within North West region of Victoria). About us Trust for Nature is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to protecting nature in Victoria.

Our vision is that Victoria's most threatened native plants and wildlife are protected for future generations. To achieve this, we work closely with private landholders, government, organisations, Traditional Owners and businesses to help restore, protect and manage biodiversity on private land. Our team is made up of 70 passionate people who work with communities throughout Victoria and take practical action to care for and nurture nature.

Together, we can and will make a difference to Victoria's natural environment. Would you like to join us? About the role This is a rare and exciting opportunity to use your skills in natural resource management to make a meaningful contribution to protecting nature in Victoria. Reporting to the Area Manager, North West, you will work closely with the Regional Operations Team, and external stakeholders to deliver key conservation projects across the North Central and Mallee catchments.

You will focus on planning, executing and monitoring conservation projects that contribute to habitat improvement, working with a wide range of partners from government, catchment management authorities, Landcare and individual landholders. You will bring excellent written and verbal communication, scientific curiosity and attention to detail, the ability to talk and explain projects and approaches to conservation science, liaise with many different stakeholders, and the maturity to work within a team and manage conflict. In this role you will: Support the Area Manager to scope new projects.

With support from the Area Manager, manage projects across the North Central and Mallee catchments. Assist with the on-ground delivery of projects, including managing contractors. Participate in fieldwork activities, including site visits, ecological assessments, species monitoring, and data collection.

Prepare project reports, presentations, and documentation for internal and external stakeholders. Maintain accurate records of project activities, expenditures, and data collected. Establish and maintain relationships with project stakeholders, including DEECA, CMAs, Traditional Owners, Landcare groups, Conservation Management Networks, landholders and others.

Work collaboratively with the Area Manager, North West and the Regional Operations Team. Comply with the OHS Management System, including completing inductions and training, maintaining CPR and First Aid refresher, followin.


Date27 August 2023

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Salary $74,921 p.a. base salary + super, with generous leave entitlements and TIL accrual. Full-time.

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