Senior Conservation Officer - East Gippsland


Trust For Nature


Bairnsdale, Victoria

Salary etc:

$70,119 - $77,631

Join an organisation that safeguards a future for Victoria’s unique natural environment;

  • Play a vital role in the delivery of the area stewardship program with a team passionate about enabling people and nature to live and thrive in harmony;
  • Fixed term, part time position (0.8 FTE) from 1 October 2020 – 30 June 2021 (Full time by negotiation)

About us:

Trust for Nature is a not-for-profit organisation that works collaboratively to protect nature on private land forever. We have protected about 100,000 ha across both covenants and our conservation reserves, as well as managing 44 reserves and operating a Revolving Fund for conservation property purchases. We have since evolved into one of Victoria’s primary land conservation organisations, with several tools to help people protect biodiversity on private land.

About the role:

Trust for Nature is seeking a part time, fixed term Senior Conservation Officer for the East Gippsland region in Victoria based in Bairnsdale.

The Senior Conservation Officer undertakes responsibility for implementing the Stewardship Program and assisting with project management and delivery. The position reports to the Area Manager, Gippsland.

The role requires a technical and generalist understanding of issues relating to the protection and management of native habitat. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and a capacity to establish good relationships with landholders are considered critical to achieving conservation gains on private lands.

The ideal applicant will have a commitment to biodiversity conservation, with a background in natural resource management and have excellent interpersonal skills.

The position is a fixed term contract from 1 October 2020 – 30 June 2021 and may continue subject to funding availability. The base full time salary is $70,119 per annum, plus 9.5% superannuation, plus travel costs based on RACV rates, access and use of own vehicle may be required at times.

A National Police Check is required as part of the selection process. 

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