Trust For Nature

Employment Opportunities

Policy Advisor

• Join a NFP organisation that safeguards a future for Victoria’s unique natural environment;  
• Play a vital role in delivering high quality policy advice to a team passionate about enabling people and nature to live and thrive in harmony;
• Fixed Term until 30 June 2018, part time position (0.4 FTE)

Our Mission

We work collaboratively to protect nature on private land forever.

About us
Conserving native wildlife and species on private land is one of Victoria’s most important challenges. Trust for Nature is Victoria’s dedicated private land conservation organisation. Created in 1972 under the Victorian Conservation Trust Act 1972 (Vic), Trust for Nature has a proud history of working across the government, not-for-profit, philanthropic and private sectors to have already achieved permanent protection of almost 100,000 hectares of important conservation land across Victoria. We protect Victoria’s private land habitat by working with our most important partners: private landowners. Trust for Nature manages 44 reserves and operates a Revolving Fund for conservation property purchases. We have evolved into one of Victoria’s primary land conservation organisations, with several tools to help people protect biodiversity on private land.

About the Opportunity
The Policy Advisor has a unique opportunity to help shape practical, innovative public policy solutions to preventing the further decline of Victoria’s biodiversity on private land. Recognising the time constraints for the position, the Policy Advisor holds chief responsibility for the provision of public policy advice for Trust for Nature. Reporting directly to the Strategic Projects Manager, the Policy Advisor is also required to work closely with the organisation’s Conservation Science Coordinator, one other part-time Policy Advisor (1 day p w), and senior management in a cross-disciplinary environment, to support the organisation’s operations and objectives. The Policy Advisor also provides occasional advice to the organisation’s Board of Trustees.

Knowledge and Experience
• Minimum Bachelor’s degree in environmental science and/or management, economics, political science, law, or other relevant field
• At least 5 years of government relations or related experience, or equivalent combination of education/experience.

A National Police Check is required to be conducted as part of the selection process.
A base salary of $79, 637 p.a pro rata (based on 1.0 FTE) is offered, plus 9.5% superannuation.

How to apply
Want to know more? Download the position description here.
Applications addressing the key selection criteria of the position description and including the contact details of three referees should be emailed by 5pm Sunday 9th July 2017 to
For further information contact Sally Blackstock, HR Manager by email only to