General Manager


Nature Conservation Margaret River Region


Margaret River, WA

Salary etc:

$95,000 - $105,000 p.a.

Nature Conservation Margaret River Region (Nature Conservation), the leading environmental group of the region, is an independent, community-based, not-for-profit organisation. Nature Conservation works to combine the grassroots support of the regional community with sound conservation science and pragmatic policy initiatives to achieve sustainable environmental outcomes.

Nature Conservation works with the community and strategic partners to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Margaret River region. Through its conservation programs it aims to maintain a range of natural terrestrial, aquatic and coastal ecosystems that are healthy and resilient. These programs are aimed at making the biggest difference to the key environmental challenges facing the Margaret River region, whilst helping to excite people’s imagination and showing results on the ground.

The Role

Nature Conservation is wanting to build on its solid foundation and employ a full-time General Manager (GM) who can lead the organisation into its next phase to consolidate its existing work and expand its impact. The General Manager will develop and maintain strong relationships, collaborations and networks with key strategic community partners whilst providing inspirational leadership of the organisation. A key responsibility of the new role will be to develop long term fundraising strategies to provide for this expansion and to see the effective identification and implementation of projects that align with the organisations vision. The GM will be responsible for all aspects of the running of the organisation and will report to the Chair of the Board.

Essential Criteria

  1. Knowledge and experience of fundraising strategies, opportunities and networks relevant to the not-for-profit sector.
  2. Experience in developing and managing conservation and engagement programs, and/or environmental management.
  3. Excellent written and highly developed verbal communication and presentation skills, including strong public relations, engagement and networking experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  4. Excellent organisational leadership and management ability including setting and achieving strategic objectives, developing high performance teams, supervising staff, and effectively managing multi-disciplinary projects and budgets.
  5. Experience in effective implementation of corporate governance, statutory and contractual reporting practices.
  6. Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in a relevant area.

 Desirable Criteria

  1. Knowledge and understanding of the key environmental and NRM issues and opportunities in the Margaret River and South West WA region, including a passion for the local environment.
  2. Experience working in the not-for-profit sector including success working with a Board of Directors and achieving financial growth for a not-for-profit organisation.
  3. Experience in developing and managing community based conservation and engagement programs.

Other Requirements

  1. Australia citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  2. ‘C’ class Driver’s License
  3. Work from the Margaret River Office
  4. Requirement to attend meetings within the region and in Perth.

How to apply:

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Closing date:

13-Dec-2021, 4pm