Regional Manager, Biodiversity Conservation Trust, North Coast, Northern Inland and Murray-Riverina (3 positions)


Department of Planning, Industry and Environment


Coffs Harbour, Inverell, and Albury (other locations by negotiation), NSW

Salary etc:

Total Remuneration package includes salary, $130,601 - $143,335 p.a., + super & leave loading


Job Reference Number: 00007BSS

About the Role:

The Regional Manager is responsible for the delivery of the Biodiversity Conservation Trust’s (BCT) front-line services to landholders (directly or via local partner organisations) in their region.

The role manages regional staff in procuring and managing biodiversity stewardship agreements, conservation agreements and wildlife refuges with landholders in locations across NSW. Front-line service delivery involves building and maintaining relationships with partner organisations and coordinating a regional team performing landholder support, program delivery, and monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities.

Key accountabilities:

  • Coordinate local program delivery across a region, in collaboration with the Programs Branch and regional delivery partners, activities that secure and manage biodiversity stewardship agreements, conservation agreements and wildlife refuges, consistent with the BCT’s approved Business Plan.
  • Foster collaboration within the regional team and with partners in delivering landholder engagement and landholder support strategies, and in regional and local stakeholder management, marketing and communications.
  • Collaborate with the Programs Branch and the Office of the Chief Executive in the delivery of the BCT’s private land conservation and offsets programs.
  • Provide clear advice based on appropriate factual evidence, and an understanding of the BCT's legislative, strategic and operational framework; and provide program implementation advice and support to landholders and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) staff as necessary to initiate and implement compliance and enforcement activities; and meet external and internal reporting requirements.
  • Develop effective channels of communication and engagement with internal and external stakeholders; establish effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders; and promote effective customer service.
  • Provide professional, and timely advice to the Director Regional Delivery on regional program delivery

Essential requirements:

  • Extensive experience in regional program delivery and agreement monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated broad knowledge of the government, public administration and budgetary procedures, processes and protocols.

Agency overview

The New South Wales Biodiversity Conservation Trust (NSW BCT) is a not-for-profit statutory body, established under Part 10 of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and managed by a Board appointed by the Minister for the Environment at the time.

The Trust’s roles are to support and encourage landholders to enter into agreements to conserve and protect biodiversity on private land, guided by the government’s Biodiversity Conservation Investment Strategy; secure biodiversity offsets when developers choose to pay into the Biodiversity Conservation Fund; and other activities that promote greater awareness of, appreciation and understanding of, biodiversity and the importance of conserving it.

The NSW BCT falls within the portfolio responsibilities of the Minister for Energy and Environment, and forms part of the NSW Government’s Planning, Industry and Environment cluster.

Good to know:

A Recruitment Pool may be established for future roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from Planning and Environment Cluster and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period.

Our Sydney based offices will be moving to Parramatta in late 2019.

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility:

The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and those with disability.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

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