Senior Conservation Officer - North West

Fixed term, full time position from 1 June 2019 until 31 May 2020 based in Castlemaine with a work focus in the Mallee

  • Join an organisation that safeguards a future for Victoria’s unique natural environment   
  • Play a vital role in the delivery of the area stewardship program with a team passionate about enabling people and nature to live and thrive in harmony
  • Fixed term, full time position from 1 June 2019 to 31 May 2020 with the potential to continue subject to funding availability

“We work collaboratively to protect nature on private land forever.”

About the role

Trust for Nature is a not-for-profit organisation that works collaboratively to protect nature on private land forever. We have protected about 100,000 ha across both covenants and our conservation reserves, as well as managing 44 reserves and operating a Revolving Fund for conservation property purchases. We have since evolved into one of Victoria’s primary land conservation organisations, with several tools to help people protect biodiversity on private land.

Trust for Nature is seeking a full time, fixed term Senior Conservation Officer for the North West region in Victoria for work focussed in the Mallee area although the position is based in Castlemaine. 

The Senior Conservation Officer undertakes responsibility for implementing the regional covenant program and assists with project delivery. The position reports to the Area Manager, North West.

The role requires a technical and generalist understanding of issues relating to the protection and management of native habitat. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and a capacity to establish good relationships with landholders are considered critical to achieving conservation gains on private lands.

The ideal applicant will have a commitment to biodiversity conservation, with a background in natural resource management and have excellent interpersonal skills. There will be the requirement to travel in the North West region. 

The position is a fixed term contract from 1 June 2019 to 31 May 2020 with potential to continue subject to funding availability. The base full time salary is $68,276 per annum, plus 9.5% superannuation, plus travel costs based on RACV rates, access and use of own vehicle may be required at times.

How to apply

Download the position description

Want to know more? Please see the attached Position Description outlining the roles responsibilities and key selection criteria. Also visit the Trust for Nature website for information about the Trust. For further information about the role contact Chris Lindorff, Regional Manager on mobile: 0437 952 421.  

Applications should include a cover letter, resume and must address the key selection criteria from the position description plus include the contact details of 3 referees. Applications should be forwarded by 5pm, Sunday 28th April 2019 to 


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