Reserve Manager & Field Officer (2 positions)


Bush Heritage Australia


Boolcoomatta Station Reserve (west of Broken Hill), SA

  • Two positions based in Boolcoomatta Reserve (SA), both joint and single applications will be considered
  • Coordinate land management activities across Boolcoomatta Reserve
  • Full time permanent positions based on Bush Heritage’s Boolcoomatta Reserve

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, an independent, leading conservation not-for-profit, is seeking both a Reserve Manager and a Field Officer.

Our vision of Healthy Country protected forever sees us work where we are needed most: in areas of high conservation value with low levels of protection. With the help of our donors, we buy and manage land, so we can protect our irreplaceable landscapes and our magnificent native species forever.

Currently we own 36 reserves, and we protect and help manage 11.3 million hectares of land across the country. In our mission to return the bush to good health, we provide habitat for 6,700 native species, including at least 226 threatened species. Two proven approaches underline what we do: we carefully select, purchase and manage landscapes of high conservation value; and we work in partnership with others, including Traditional Owners Adnyamathanha and Wiljakali people to achieve key conservation outcomes.

A former sheep station, Boolcoomatta is an hour west of Broken Hill. Boolcoomatta’s 63,000 hectares contain vegetation under-represented in Australia’s national reserve system. Open mulga woodlands support species such as Gould's Wattled Bat, Blue Bonnets and Red-backed Kingfishers. Down on the saltbush plains Orange Chats, Chirruping Wedgebills, Bearded Dragons and large flocks of Emus go about their business. And watching over all of this are the dramatic Olary Ranges – some of the oldest rocks in Australia.

About the roles:

The function of the Reserve Manager is primarily to ensure that management of Boolcoomatta Reserve on Adnyamathanha and Wiljakali Country meets the conservation and organisational goals of Bush Heritage.

The Field Officer provides support to the Reserve Manager on the day-to-day management of the Reserve and other activities across Bush Heritage where required.

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