Partnerships Leader


Forestry Corporation of NSW


Wauchope, NSW

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Fixed-term, Contract.

Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial plantation and native forests in NSW. We manage more than two million hectares of forests for the economic, environmental, and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia.

Why work for FCNSW

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. A career at FCNSW is built on the foundations of our values.

  • Wellbeing: The safety and wellbeing of our people is priority.
  • Respect: We care for country community and ourselves in all their diversity and our partnerships in the highest regard.
  • Integrity: We are honest and accountable for all our actions.
  • Innovation: We challenge ourselves to think differently and improve


  • Wauchope Location
  • Two year contract
  • Enjoy a range employee benefits and rewards

Are you interested in sharing forest experiences with visitors, managing a budget to creatively improve visitor experiences on the Mid North Coast and work with a small, collaborative and creative team? A position exists for a dynamic, enthusiastic and forward-thinking person to join Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) Stewardship’s ‘Tourism & Partnerships’ team for native/hardwood forests.

FCNSW manages over two million hectares of commercial native and plantation forests for economic, environmental and social benefits for NSW. FCNSW adheres to the values of integrity, collaboration, respect, innovation, customer and stakeholder focus, safety and sustainability.

About the role

The Partnerships Leader manages the tourism and partnership goals of FCNSW for the Mid-North Coast region.


The position oversees the development and management of all aspects of the visitor experiences in Mid-North Coast State Forests including but not limited to:

  • innovative visitor area design & development
  • visitor area management & maintenance
  • administration & management of recreation/tourism-related Forest Permits.
  • staff ranger patrols
  • visitor surveys & visitor engagement projects
  • tourism image library
  • destination marketing initiatives, including editorial content and social media support
  • tourism partnership projects
  • major tourism event support
  • FCNSW cross-functional liaison and cooperative work

The Partnerships Leader will demonstrate strategic thinking and behaviour in managing visitors and visitor experiences.


The Partnerships Leader will have demonstrated relationship management experience and negotiation skills. They understand and apply an emotionally intelligent and intuitive approach to relationship building. They manage contractors, community and volunteer groups in support of visitor area management, as well as key Stewardship and community stakeholder partnerships, and represent FCNSW in tourism and other forums. As part of a small team, they work collaboratively and positively with team members on key projects and initiatives.


They embrace innovation, creativity and actively work towards continual improvement in everything they do, within relevant policy, strategy and planning frameworks. Their work aims to enhance the NSW State Forest visitor experience, to contribute to positive social outcomes associated with experiences in nature, and to build the positive reputation of FCNSW.

About you

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications in natural resource management or related/relevant fields.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of forests and land management
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence and relationship building skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills particularly negotiation, facilitation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work independently but as part of a decentralised team.
  • Strong organisational, project, budget and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated contractor management experience and skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Capacity and willingness to undertake fire and fuel management duties, fire-fighting and extensive travel (mainly driving), work extended hours, and to maintain sufficient fitness for the job (e.g. able to efficiently conduct reconnaissance / investigation through difficult terrain and dense vegetation) and a current drivers licence.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a medical assessment and drug and alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process. As this role has frontline fire- fighting responsibilities a Task Based Assessment (TBA) at a standard of at least the Moderate Field Test is required.

Forestry Corporation is an inclusive workplace which promotes diversity and encourages flexible working arrangements.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and encourage females to apply for this role.

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