State-wide Stewardship Support Officer


Trust for Nature



Salary etc:

$72,012 p.a. + super, (FTE 0.6 - $43,207 pro rata). Fixed-term.

About us

Trust for Nature is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to protecting nature in Victoria. Our vision is that Victoria’s most threatened native plants and wildlife are protected for future generations. To achieve this, we work closely with private landholders, government, organisations, Traditional Owners and businesses to help restore, protect and manage biodiversity on private land.

Our team is made up of 60 passionate people who work with communities throughout Victoria and take practical action to care for and nurture nature.

Together, we can and will make a difference to Victoria’s natural environment, would you like to join us?

About the role

Reporting to the Stewardship Coordinator, the State-wide Stewardship Support Officer assists in the administration and delivery of stewardship and conservation management services across Trust for Nature’s covenants and reserves. The position contributes to the delivery of the statewide stewardship program by assisting the resolution of breaches and other management issues relating to covenants and reserves; covenantor engagement and communications; and the collection of covenant data.

The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Supporting the regional stewardship program including offset stewardship to ensure that stewardship commitments are met within resources and identifying areas for improvement
  • Supporting the preparation of management plans as part of new covenant agreements and existing covenant management plan reviews
  • Assist in maintenance of the conservation and stewardship data to high standard of consistency
  • Data collection and analysis for reports on stewardship program
  • Assisting with breach resolution processes and input into landholder negotiations
  • Receiving and processing annual landowner reports for offset covenants
  • Providing support to regional staff to engage with new landowners through the Change of Owner engagement program.
  • Support the development of guidelines and training materials for recording all data including prospective covenants and production of management plans from Galaxias (Salesforce)
  • Contribute to development of new means of communicating more frequently with covenantors and CoMs (e.g. newsletters, updated website information relevant to conservation management)
  • Assist in receiving and fact checking covenantor property information before placing a covenant for sale on the website

This is a 6 month fixed term, part time (0.60FTE) position.

A base salary range of $72,012 FTE ($43,207.20 pro rata) is offered, plus 10% superannuation.

About you

We are searching for someone who shares our passionate for protecting Victoria’s natural environment, who is extremely organised and an excellent communicator. The successful applicant will bring;

  • An ecological or environmental background with minimum of 3 years’ experience
  • Sound knowledge of conservation land management principles and issues relating to protection and management of native habitat
  • Knowledge of legal and policy issues relevant to Victoria and or/the Trust’s conservation program
  • Experience working with stakeholders such as, landholders, committees of management, volunteers and other partners in NRM (e.g. CMAs, local government)
  • Database management skills across a range of formats (Salesforce, Excel, other)
  • Well-developed written and communication skills
  • An understanding of ecological mapping techniques, including GIS

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Well-developed communication, time management and prioritisation skills
  2. Demonstrated experience in database management
  3. Demonstrated ability in mapping using ArcGIS or similar programs
  4. Demonstrated ability to engage and work with a range of community members including private landholders, committees of management and volunteers
  5. Working knowledge of the Victorian conservation or environment sector organisations, and current understanding of Victorian Government policies for permanent protection.

How to apply:

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Closing date:

12-Dec-2021, 5pm