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Healthy Landscape Manager – South Australia – Full Time Ongoing

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 is a national leader in landscape-scale conservation. Independent and evidence-based, we work where we are needed most: in areas of high conservation value with low levels of protection. We protect and help manage 6.2 million hectares of land, providing habitat for over 5800 native species, including at least 235 threatened species. We have two proven approaches to what we do: we carefully select, purchase and manage landscapes of high conservation value; and we work in partnership with others, including Traditional Owners, to achieve conservation outcomes.

About the role:

The Healthy Landscape Manager is a key regional leadership position and will be responsible for coordinating land management and conservation activities in Bush Heritage’s programs in South Australia, including on reserves and for aspects of program development on Bush Heritage’s Aboriginal partnerships. The Healthy Landscape Manager is responsible for managing staff, contractors and volunteers to deliver strategic conservation and biodiversity goals/objectives. The Healthy Landscape Manager will work with partners, staff and volunteers to develop and deliver Priority Landscape plans, property management plans, operational work plans, budgets, HSE processes, governance, stakeholder communication & partnership engagement across their region of responsibility.

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • Commitment and passion for nature conservation and the objectives and values of Bush Heritage.
  • Tertiary qualification or extensive relevant experience in conservation science and/or land management.
  • A proven ability to establish and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders (including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, the mining, tourism, and pastoral sectors) in a complex environment as well as fostering internal working relationships with the broader Bush Heritage team.
  • Extensive practical experience in natural resource management / land management and ecological systems in Rangeland, wetland and/or grassy woodland environments and experience in influencing/engaging in policy at a state or national level.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health and Safety issues and practices, and a proven ability to manage risk.
  • Experience effectively leading, managing and coaching staff, including the capacity to manage volunteers and contractors.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills along with organisational, planning and budgeting skills.
  • 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.
  • High level of computer literacy and proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheet, GIS and data software.


How to apply:

If you have a passion for conservation and want to make a real difference in protecting our natural environment, then apply by sending your resume, cover letter and a separate document addressing each of the four areas in the key responsibilities and duties
section (2 pages maximum) to [email protected] quoting job ID: HLMSA2020

If you require further information please contact Jody Gunn on 03 8610 9158 or Marina Mateos (HR Coordinator) on 03 8610 9123.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this role.

Applications close: 1st March 2020

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Job Details

  • Role Category
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Location South Australia
  • Job Posted 29/01/2020
  • Application Close 01/03/2020
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