Advert ID: 20013178
Reserve Manager Edgbaston
Bush Heritage Australia
$75,000 - $92,000 p.a. inc super. Fixed-term, Contract, Full-time.
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, an independent, leading conservation not-for-profit, is seeking a Reserve Manager Edgbaston to work within our West team.
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 6,700 native species, including at least 226 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 Edgbaston Reserve Manager, based in Longreach, is responsible for ensuring the day-to-day management of Edgbaston Reserve meets the reserve's management plan goals. Edgbaston Reserve, established in 2008, is home to what scientists have called the most significant natural springs for global diversity in the entire Great Artesian Basin.
The Reserve Manager will require a sound understanding of applied conservation ecology, adaptive management, and natural resource management, and will have extensive experience in applying these principles for conservation. The Reserve Manager will also have experience in implementing safety related activities and preparing and managing budgets. Key to this role are skills in land management, Traditional Owner engagement, plant and equipment, and staff and volunteer supervision, in a remote bush environment.
What you'll need to succeed
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.
We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, such as land management and agriculture, to apply for this role if they have the right skills and experience.nrmjobs.com.au/job/20013178