Trust for Nature is a not-for-profit organisation that works to protect native plants and wildlife in cooperation with private landholder. Created in 1972 under the Victorian Conservation Trust Act 1972 (Vic), Trust for Nature has a proud history of working across the government, not-for profit and private sectors to achieve permanent protection of important conservation land across Victoria.
We have a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
Reporting to the Project Manager, this newly created role supports the delivery of conservation projects across South Central Victoria. The role requires some familiarity with conservation and land management principles, as well as Victoria’s Ecological Vegetation Classes, flora and fauna to provide advise and undertake project activities.
With guidance from the project manager, you will draft project reports, analyse project outcomes relevant to scope, manage budget and timeframes, risks and issues. You will proactively engage with partners and landholders regarding project delivery and supervise contractors and deliver on ground works .
To read the detailed responsibilities of the role, please review the attached Position Description.
This role offers a full-time base salary of $67,692 to $74,787 pa., plus superannuation.
This is a 12-month fixed term full time position, open to part time arrangements. The role is based in Melbourne CBD with regular travel throughout South Central Victoria.
We are searching for someone who is passionate about delivering strategic conservation projects. This role would be ideal to someone who is looking to grow their career in the Environmental sector.
The successful candidate will come with;
- At least 1 year of experience working in the environmental sector.
- Degree in environmental science, natural resource management, or similar/ relevant experience
- Understanding of conservation principles and practices, including legislation, and knowledge of Victorian Ecological Vegetation Classes, flora and fauna.
- Demonstrated project management experience, including understanding of managing budgets, and report writing.
- Experience working autonomously and as part of a team to deliver high quality projects and conservation outcomes
- Experience in spatial mapping and GIS required.
Please submit a cover letter addressing your skills and interest in the role along with your resume via our jobs board.
Applications will close EOD 12th December. Please don’t wait to apply, we will be reviewing applications as they are received and will move quickly to interviews with a plan for these roles to commence in mid January.
Trust for Nature is dedicated to gender equality, diversity and inclusivity. We are continually working to build an inclusive and culturally safe workplace. We strongly encourage job applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people.
Please note, a National Police Check is required to be conducted as part of the selection process. Our practices are inclusive and based on equal opportunity principles. A positive result from a police check would only preclude employment in certain circumstances.
If you need further information please contact us at email@example.com, using the subject line: Conservation Project Officer.