Healthy Landscape Manager - Mid west


Bush Heritage Australia


Geraldton, WA

Salary etc:

$99,061 - $121,075 p.a. + super. Ongoing, Full-time.



Bush Heritage Australia are seeking a Healthy Landscape Manager - Midwest to join the West & SA team.

  • This is an exceptional opportunity to make a very real contribution to the protection of Australia’s unique wildlife and their habitat.
  • Fantastic opportunity to work within a leading conservation organisation.

About us

For over 30 years we’ve supported and protected some of the most fragile ecosystems across the continent and seen the impact of our science-based approach. We keep our eyes on the horizon and focus firmly on long-term, landscape scale impact. As a national, not-for-profit, we want to continue to expand the areas we protect and deepen the impact we have. We work in partnership with Traditional Owners, listening to and learning from the customs and cultures that came before us.

Together we can heal and protect the bush, now and into the future.

About the role

The Healthy Landscapes Manager is a key regional leadership position and will be responsible for collaboratively coordinating the people, land management and ecological activities on Bush Heritage’s Reserves and support program development of Bush Heritage’s Aboriginal partnerships as well as community partnerships.   

The Healthy Landscapes Manager is responsible for managing staff, contractors and volunteers to deliver strategic conservation and biodiversity goals/objectives. The role forms part of a dynamic team and will be responsible for overseeing the people and activities to provide coordinated conservation and partnership efforts across our mid-west reserves, including Hamelin Station, Eurardy and Charles Darwin Reserves. 

The Healthy Landscapes Manager is responsible for coordinating and providing input into strategic conservation and biodiversity goals/objectives including the development of conservation management plans, operational work plans, budgets, HSE processes, governance, stakeholder communication and partnership engagement across their region of responsibility.  

The Healthy Landscapes Manager is responsible for promoting safe work practices and culture within their team and in their work.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Maintaining a team-oriented environment, managing and developing staff, and valuing diversity.
  • Commitment to and passion for nature conservation and the objectives and values of Bush Heritage,
  • Tertiary qualification or extensive practical experience relating to land and natural resource management and systems in a variety of landscapes.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to establish and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders in a complex environment, as well as fostering internal working relationships within the broader Bush Heritage team. Ability and confidence in liaising with the media and public speaking.
  • Experience in effectively leading, managing and coaching staff, including the capacity to manage volunteers and contractors.
  • Well-developed organisational, planning and coordination skills with demonstrated ability to develop, implement and monitor works plans, including infrastructure works and maintenance. A demonstrated high-level knowledge and understanding of project management practices and principles. 
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and communities, mining sector, tourism operators, the pastoral sector and the development and maintenance of relationships with these stakeholders.
  • Proven experience in road works, fire management, weed work, feral animal control, infrastructure management - repairs and planning, project management, light fabrication - cutting, welding, fencing, stock management, neighbour relations, basic machinery maintenance, chainsaw use.
  • Knowledge of Health, Safety and Environment and risk assessment procedures and requirements.
  • High level of computer literacy and proficiency with computers including MS Office, spreadsheet, financial, GIS and data management software.
  • Manual Driving licence, including off road 4WD experience.

What sets us apart

  • Great life-work balance: flexible work arrangements with hybrid working.
  • Access to 20 days personal leave per year, 10 of these available from commencement if employment. We also offer cultural leave and gender transition leave.
  • Employee Resource Groups for women, LGBTQIA+, and neurodivergent employees as well as a social group for bird lovers.
  • Professional development activities including access to LinkedIn Learning.
  • Equitable 12 weeks paid leave to all parents, irrespective of their role as primary or secondary carers.
  • Remote staff are supported through an education allowance for kids, additional annual leave and possible casual works arrangements for partners.
  • Access to support and counselling via our Employee Assistance Program and free access to Headspace app.

Bush Heritage Australia does not discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or marital or parental status. Should you require a reasonable adjustment to be made for your application we would be more than happy to discuss how this could be arranged. Evidence shows that applicants from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't feel they meet all the requirements of the job – unlike candidates from majority backgrounds who might fulfil less requirements. We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested: we strive to build more diverse teams with your unique experience!


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