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Regional Reserves Manager, Victoria

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 27/06/2021
Company Name Bush Heritage Australia
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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 Manger Victoria.

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 39 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 others, including Traditional Owners, to achieve key conservation outcomes.

About the role

The Regional Reserves Manager - Victoria is responsible for ensuring the day-to-day management of the Victorian Regional Reserves meet the goals of Bush Heritage Australia.

Management of these reserves occurs within the context of the implementation of Property Management Plans, and a formal partnership with the Traditional Owners across our key focal landscape. The Reserves Manager will be expected to represent and promote Bush Heritage in the region and will also provide advice to Bush Heritage’s planning, marketing and operations programs to ensure that the goals of the organisation are efficiently achieved.

The Regional Reserves Manager will require a sound understanding of landscape functionality, applied conservation ecology, adaptive management and cultural and natural resource management; and will have extensive experience in applying these principles for ecological restoration.

The Regional Reserves Manager will also have experience in implementing and applying safety related activities and preparing and managing budgets. Amongst other attributes they will possess skills for managing land, plant and equipment, for working with Traditional Owners in managing country and supervising volunteers, in a bush environment.

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 and a two pages (maximum) cover letter clearly addressing points number 1 to 5 of the selection criteria to employment@bushheritage.org.au quoting your name and job ID: RMVIC2021 in the subject of the email.

We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, such as land management and farming, to apply for this role if they have the right skills and experience. Also, couples are welcome to apply jointly for a job-share arrangement.

If you require further information please contact Glen Norris, Healthy Landscape Manager Victoria on 0402 760058 (glen.norris@bushheritage.org.au) or Marina Mateos (HR Coordinator) on 03 8610 9123 (marina.mateos@bushheritage.org.au).

Position description: Regional Reserves Manager - Victoria (1mb) 

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.

Applications close: 27th June 2021

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