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Communication and Engagement Lead - ACT / NSW

Australian Land Conservation Alliance
  • The Australian Land Conservation Alliance seeks a dynamic and experienced communications and engagement professional to educate, inform and build support for private land conservation. The impacts of your work will ultimately result in increased protection and investment that will enhance a thriving private land conservation sector across Australia.
  • Join a growing and dynamic for purpose organisation that seeks to grow the impact, capacity and influence of private land conservation to achieve a healthy and resilient Australia.
  • Full time, Fixed term (12 months with potential to extend), salary range $85,000-$95,000 plus super, flexible arrangements and opportunities for interstate travel.
  • Preferably located in the ACT or NSW, but other locations considered.

Hours: Full time (38 hours per week) or other arrangements by negotiation. The position may require travel to other states and territories, including occasional overnight.

Location: This position’s preferred location is the ACT or NSW. Open to negotiation for the right candidate. ALCA does not currently have an office, and so working from home and/or from a Member organisation’s office or other premise will be agreed.


The Communication and Engagement Lead is a dynamic and rewarding role working on positive engagement and communications activities with purpose that seek to educate, inform and build support for private land conservation that will ultimately result in increased protection and investment in private land.

The role is responsible for internal and external communications promoting understanding of the value of private land conservation. The role will build meaningful engagement of and support by members, key stakeholders, the broader community, business and government in private land conservation and ALCA’s work.


This position is an excellent opportunity for an individual with strong media and communications skills and demonstrated stakeholder engagement. You have experience delivering high impact digital communications and generating coverage across a range of broadcast and print media. You are expert in brokering knowledge, and transforming technical information into common language. You are experienced in engaging stakeholders, maintaining relationships and building narratives around a common agenda. Your experience working with business, government and within political contexts will be a valuable contribution to the team. You are creative, self-motivated, and have demonstrated ability to think strategically.


ALCA is a membership-based network that brings together the Australian state-level land trusts and other major organisations working in land conservation and restoration. These organisations individually and collectively contribute to the achievement of local, national and international biodiversity conservation goals on private land. With private land playing an increasingly important role in the achievement of nature conservation in Australia, ALCA has a significant stake in, and can significantly contribute to, the delivery of conservation outcomes on private land. See www.alca.org.au.


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We actively encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, people with disability and others who have diverse experiences of our world to apply for this opportunity.

For any enquiries about this position, please contact Jody Gunn on 0438 233 197.

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