Local Landcare Coordinator - Lake Cargelligo


Lake Cowal Foundation


Lake Cargelligo, NSW

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Part time temporary position 19.6 hours/week (0.5 FTE) to June 2023

The Position: Lake Cargelligo Landcare and the Lake Cowal Foundation (Local Landcare Coordinator host organisation) is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic person who is interested in people, sustainable production and the environment, to work in Lake Cargelligo and the surrounding area. Local Landcare Coordinators work to support existing Landcare groups and facilitate general local community awareness and engagement with natural resource management. The coordinator is part of a virtual team of local coordinators who work within the LachIan catchment.

Position/role objectives: The Local Coordinator is that of an enabler for local community volunteer Landcare. Local Coordinators will work with their host organisation, local steering committee, and the Landcare groups and organisations of their area to support and empower them to achieve their own goals, to participate in Landcare, to partner with Local Land Services and to deliver on the target outcomes of the NSW Landcare Program.

Links to existing programs: The Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative meshes with existing team members and the support arrangements currently in place through the Regional Landcare Facilitator Network. Regional Landcare Facilitators play an important role in facilitating a community of practice and in assisting with the collection and aggregation of data from each region. The Landcare Support Program Manager and the State Landcare Coordinator work with each Local Land Services region and the Landcare community in the region to identify current programs and existing support roles and to ensure linkages occur.


  • is proactive with a community-minded attitude
  • has excellent networking and people skills
  • has good project management, communication, coordination, administration and computing skills
  • has a strong interest in and commitment to local agricultural land management and environmental issues
  • can manage their workload effectively
  • is flexible about their working hours over the period of employment
  • has a current driver’s licence.

Selection criteria: 

  1. Sound understanding of natural resource management issues in the region and understanding of the local community.
  2. Demonstrated well-developed written and oral communication skills, including competence in the use of Word, Excel, email and the Internet.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work with and develop community groups, including group facilitation, action planning and mediation skills.
  4. Proven expertise in project planning, management, record keeping and report writing.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work with minimum supervision, use initiative and work as part of a team or network.
  6. Proven ability to build partnerships with government agencies, non -government agencies, community groups and landholders, including schools and indigenous groups.
  7. Experience in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Sustainable Agriculture or similar.
  8. Ability and willingness to work outside office hours to contact landholders and attend community group meetings.

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