Healthy Landscape Manager - Western Rangelands


Bush Heritage Australia


Flexible location within Western Rangelands, WA


Job No: HLMWR2021

  • Fantastic opportunity to work within a leading conservation organisation and help protect Australian wildlife
  • Flexible location within Western Rangelands, WA
  • Full-time 3-year fixed-term role

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 is an independent, leading conservation not-for-profit, and is currently seeking a Healthy Landscape Manager – Western Rangelands to work within our West team.

We are a growing organisation that works on a vast scale and are always striving to increase our conservation impact in line with our long-term strategies. 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 6,746 native species, including at least 228 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 Healthy Landscape Manager - Western Rangelands is a key regional leadership position and will be responsible for overseeing the people, land management and ecological activities on Bush Heritage’s Hamelin, Charles Darwin and Eurardy reserves and aspects of program development on Bush Heritage’s Aboriginal partnerships in Birrilliburu and other partnerships with the West Australian Deserts Priority Landscape.

What you will need to succeed

  • Extensive practical experience relating to natural resource management / land management and ecological systems in Rangeland environments.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to establish and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders in a complex environment.
  • Well-developed organisational, planning and coordination skills with demonstrated ability to develop, implement and monitor works plans, including infrastructure works and maintenance.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and communities, mining sector, tourism operators, the pastoral sector and the development and maintenance of relationships with these stakeholders.
  • High level of computer literacy and proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheet, GIS and data software.

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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