Healthy Landscape Manager - South Coast WA


Bush Heritage Australia


Albany, Western Australia

  • Fantastic opportunity to work within a leading conservation organisation
  • Permanent full-time role based in Albany
  • Help to deliver on our vision of healthy country protected forever

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a very real contribution to the protection of Australia’s unique wildlife and their habitat.

Bush Heritage Australia is a national leader in landscape-scale conservation and working with Aboriginal communities. Independent, collaborative and evidence-based, we work where we are needed most: in areas of high conservation and cultural value.

With our partners we protect and help manage 11.3 million hectares of land, providing habitat for over 6,359 native species, including at least 243 threatened species, and work to enhance these living cultural landscapes. We have two proven approaches to what we do: we carefully select, purchase and manage landscapes of high conservation value; and we work in partnership with Traditional Owners, to achieve conservation and cultural land management outcomes.

About the role:

The Healthy Landscape Manager is a key regional leadership position and is responsible for coordinating land management and conservation activities in Bush Heritage’s programs in the South Coast of WA, including on reserves and for aspects of program development on Bush Heritage’s Aboriginal partnerships.

The Healthy Landscape Manager is responsible for managing staff, contractors and volunteers to deliver strategic conservation and biodiversity goals/objectives. The Healthy Landscape Manager works with partners, staff and volunteers to develop and deliver Priority Landscape plans, property management plans, operational work plans, budgets, HSE processes, governance, stakeholder communication & partnership engagement across their region of responsibility. 

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Commitment and passion for nature conservation and the objectives and values of Bush Heritage.
  • Tertiary qualification or extensive relevant experience in conservation science and/or land management.
  • A proven ability to establish and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders (including Aboriginal peoples and communities, and the tourism and pastoral sectors) in a complex environment as well as fostering internal working relationships with the broader Bush Heritage team.
  • Extensive practical experience in natural resource management / land management and ecological systems in mallee heathland environments and experience in influencing/engaging in policy at a state or national level.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health and Safety issues and practices, and a proven ability to manage risk.
  • Experience effectively leading, managing and coaching staff, including the capacity to manage volunteers and contractors.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills along with organisational, planning and budgeting skills.
  • Ability to develop, implement and monitor works plans, including infrastructure works and maintenance. A demonstrated high-level knowledge and understanding of project management practices and principles.
  • High level of computer skills and literacy

Bush Heritage Australia actively encourages applicants from diverse groups and communities including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, women, people with diverse ability and LGBTIQ (sexuality and gender diverse and intersex) communities.

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