Chief Executive Officer


Nature Conservation Society of South Australia


Hindmarsh, Adelaide

Salary etc:

$120,000 p.a. (negotiable). Full-time.

  • Unique opportunity to lead the peak biodiversity conservation body in South Australia
  • Exciting and rewarding leadership role
  • Be a key driver of the newly developed strategic plan


The Nature Conservation Society of South Australia (NCSSA) is a not-for-profit organisation and South Australia’s leading advocate for the conservation of wildlife and natural habitats.

As the peak body for biodiversity conservation in South Australia, NCSSA works to protect and manage habitats, particularly native vegetation; research threatened species and habitats to improve effectiveness of conservation actions; advocate for dedication of land for conservation, and; educate and engage the community in the value of nature.

NCSSA works with Government, statutory authorities and other not-for-profit organisations on collaborative programmes and research, funding partnerships and advocacy. Everyone at NCSSA is committed to the conservation of nature and action to ensure resilient future landscapes and people.

About the role

The Nature Conservation Society of SA (NCSSA) has developed a new strategic plan and is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced and influential person to lead implementation and growth. Reporting to the Management Committee, the CEO will be responsible for ensuring the success of NCSSA is underpinned by robust governance, leadership, financial and operational capabilities. As a powerful advocate for South Australia’s biodiversity, the CEO will be a highly visible and effective link between the Committee, Government, industry, academic, conservation and community sectors.

This will be a hands-on role within a small team.

About you

This is an exciting opportunity to apply your demonstrated experience and expertise to leading NCSSA through the next phase of its development. You will have a natural ability to form, grow and maintain strong stakeholder relationships across all levels and experience in providing leadership in the private sector, a non-government entity or the not-for-profit sector with exemplary strategic, financial and operational skills.

Travel around South Australia may be required.

Special Conditions

All offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check, provision of a valid Working with Children Check prior to commencement, as well as a probationary period.

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