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 Conservation Program Manager this newly created role supports the delivery of Trust for Nature’s key conservation programs including the Covenanting Program, Stewardship Program, Offsets Program, Revolving Fund Program, and BushBank Program through the Port Phillip catchment. The role will act as a point of contact between Trust for Nature and conservation covenantors and potential landholders in the catchment.
To read the detailed responsibilities of the role, please review the Position Description.
This role offers a full-time base salary range of $67,692 – $74,787 p.a., plus superannuation (salary from 1 Jan 2024). This is a 12-month fixed term full time position (open to part time). The role is based in Melbourne CBD with regular travel throughout South Central Victoria.
The successful candidate will come with;
- A degree in natural resource management, ecology, or other environmental science.
- At least 2 years of field-work experience.
- Understanding of land management practices, and understanding of Ecological Vegetation Communities, flora and fauna, common threats, and recommended management actions.
- Sound written and verbal communication skills, including technical report writing.
- Excellent time management skills and flexibility to reprioritize workload.
- Experience liaising with a range of stakeholders including land managers.
Please submit a cover letter along with your resume via seek.
We intend to move quickly with this role and will be reviewing applications as they are received, applications will close Sunday 3rd December.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: Conservation program officer Port Phillip.