National Fire Program Manager


Bush Heritage Australia


Flexible location, Australia

  • Help to deliver on our vision of Healthy Country, Protected Forever
  • Lead the Bush Heritage National Fire Management Program
  • Full time 5 years fixed term position, flexible location

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 a National Fire Program Manager.

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 37 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 Traditional Owners and others to achieve key conservation outcomes.

About the role:

The National Fire Program Manager will be responsible for providing leadership and strategy development for the Bush Heritage Fire Management Program.

This role oversees the development of regional program strategies, fire management, operational planning, program delivery coordination, performance monitoring and facilitates the Fire Referral Group.

The position will require frequent travel to other locations on an as needs basis.

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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