Project Manager and Project Officer (Identified positions)


Bush Heritage Australia


Flexible location, Australia

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Full-time or part-time. 3 years fixed term.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Identified Role – only applications from Indigenous applicants will be considered
  • Be part of the ambitious Conservation Futures project, a project to enable culturally relevant, feasible conservation action
  • Participate in building a new approach to fighting biodiversity loss in Australia
  • Flexible location
  • Full-time or part-time fixed term position for three years

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 Project Manager and a Project 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 to achieve key conservation outcomes.

About the roles:

This project brings together Traditional Owners, natural resource managers, private landholders, industry, government, research and conservation groups to develop culturally sensitive, integrated planning and knowledge-gathering systems that can enable culturally relevant, feasible conservation action.

These positions will help recognise and use First Australian’s knowledge and aspirations with scientific knowledge to contribute toward conservation and other land use decisions across Australia. The project will build an integrated, open-source Conservation Knowledge System that brings together knowledge systems, aspirations, data and predictions to support decision-makers, Traditional Owners, land managers and communities to make future-focused strategies that build resilience.

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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