Moorabool Catchment Landcare Group Coordinator (pt)


Moorabool Catchment Landcare Group Inc.


Ballan, Victoria

Salary etc:

Part-time (0.8 FTE). Salary range $52,500 - $60,000 p.a. pro rata. Tenure: 12 months fixed (opportunity for ongoing based on performance & continued funding).


Landcare is a voluntary non-government organisation for people interested in gaining new skills, engaging in and with their communities to learn how to tackle issues and projects on their own properties and within their community.

The MCLG is involved in activities such as:

  • Planting native trees and shrubs
  • Controlling serrated tussock, gorse and other weeds
  • Eradicating feral animals
  • Protecting waterways
  • Raising awareness of environmental issues through displays, bus tours and short courses
  • Engaging in environmental issues within urban and rural settings

The MCLG was founded in 1989 by a group of landholders along the East Moorabool River and broader surrounds in the same year that the National Farmers’ Federation and the Australian Conservation Foundation decided that Landcare should become a national program following its successful beginnings in Victoria in 1986.

MCLG, through partnership with Barwon Water and Moorabool Shire provide Landcare Support and coordination across two geographic areas of importance:

  • The upper Moorabool River catchment and
  • The Moorabool Shire Western Region (refer MCLG coverage map)


The position reports to the Executive committee members of the MCLG via the President.

The Coordinator will provide the necessary planning, coordination and support to drive implementation of approved MCLG activities and also work to strengthen the long term viability of Landcare by working with other Landcare or equivalent groups operating within the geographic boundaries.

The primary role of the Coordinator is to:

  • Assist the Executive MCLG Committee with strategic planning
  • Proactively identify opportunities for innovative projects through development and maintenance of effective partnerships within the upper Moorabool catchment area
  • Deliver priority work and projects effectively and efficiently
  • Supervise contractors and project volunteers
  • Maintain key relationships
    • o Internal
      • MCLG Executive committee members
      • MCLG members
      • Convened committees and working groups
    • o External
      • Landholders
      • Other Landcare groups
      • Relevant Government departments (State and Federal)
      • Local Government and relevant Non-Government organisations and Service authorities
      • Professional advisors representing relevant authorities
      • Relevant professional organisations, academic institutions, private corporations/industry bodies, community and volunteer groups, members of the public and on social media


  • Active identification of fund sources and grants (from Government, community or philanthropic sources) to support Landcare objectives
  • Development of strategies, plans, educational programs and capacity building activities to execute MCLG and broader Landcare objectives
  • Successful drafting and submission of MCLG approved funding applications
  • Undertake all aspects of approved project delivery including communication, property assessments, project monitoring, and evaluation and reporting
  • Budget management within delegated authority
  • Project implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Build and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders and community members through effective engagement, clear and timely communication and social media
  • Prepare and disseminate information about Landcare activities
  • Provide (or seek) advice on native vegetation, biodiversity and natural resource management issues
  • Provide support and manage activities of volunteers and contractors engaged within Landcare projects
  • Represent MCLG on various committees in a professional and sensitive manner to support the pursuit of the goals and objectives of the program


  • Highly developed skill in writing successful grant submissions and funding applications
  • Demonstrated project management skills and understanding of the project management process
  • Sound knowledge of environmental and natural resource issues, legislative requirements and management techniques
  • Understanding of Landcare activities and objectives and State and Federal Government policies for natural resource management
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of local indigenous vegetation and Victoria’s native vegetation management framework
  • Demonstrated experience using a broad range of communication skills and styles to engage with a diverse range of stakeholder including members of the public
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills
  • Ability to motivate and mobilise members and community volunteers
  • Effective social media skills


  • Act professionally within the scope and authority of the position and when representing MCLG
  • Ability to work within specific timelines and budget constraints
  • Ability to develop innovative and creative opportunities for Landcare
  • Ability to compile and present written and oral reports
  • Budget preparation and management skills
  • Demonstrated self-management and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to represent MCLG on various committees and use negotiation, conflict resolution and problem solving techniques to navigate and resolve complex issues


  1. Tertiary qualification in natural or environmental resource management, sustainable agriculture or equivalent field with a least 2 years working experience in a Landcare or similar role.
  2. Proven track record in design and delivery of innovative strategic projects to achieve the goals of the organisation
  3. Demonstrated ability to source funding from various sponsor agencies through writing project proposals
  4. Demonstrated project management skills including strong organisational skills with ability to develop work plans, set priorities and achieve objectives within timeframes and budget constraints
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills including demonstrated skills in report writing for both internal and external audiences
  6. Proven ability to network, build and maintain relationships with a range of stakeholders, including key donors and support agencies, Landcare member, local communities and media
  7. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively to resolve conflict, solve problems and negotiate successfully in the interest of the organisation
  8. Experience in mobilising, working with and supporting volunteers
  9. Strong interpersonal and relationship skills
  10. Advanced computer skills and ability to maintain and update Website and Facebook Page and other social media platforms
  11. Ability to travel as required for the purpose of Landcare business (eg site assessment visits, supervising volunteers/contractors and events
  12. Ability to work independently
  13. A current valid driver’s licence and must have own vehicle, suitable for a range of terrain with the MCLG area (note: travel expenses will be reimbursed at award rates)


Due to the nature of the work the successful candidate will occasionally work outside normal office hours and will therefore needs to be flexible in their availability and able to self-manage their allocation work hours.

How to apply:

View details

Date published:


Closing date:


NRMjobs Notice 20005740 - Online Course: How to be an Efficient Writer
NRMjobs Notice 20005654 - Online Water Forum - Future Investment in Water Sustainability
NRMjobs Notice 20005602 - Coast to Coast Conference, Cairns, 26 - 29 July 2021
NRMjobs Notice 20005680 - Online seminar: Strengthening Cross-Sector Collaboration
NRMjobs Notice 20004808 - 12th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology & Management
NRMjobs Notice 20005573 - Short course: Natural Resources & Indigenous Livelihoods - 14-18 September, 2020
NRMjobs Notice 20005014 - Australasian Weeds Conference
NRMjobs Notice 20005693 - Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle Research Fund - 2020 grants round