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Aboriginal Partnerships Officer - NSW - Flexible Location

Bush Heritage Australia
  • Help to deliver on our vision of Healthy Country, Protected Forever
  • Play a key role in strengthening BHA relationships with Traditional Owner Groups in NSW
  • Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged
  • Flexible location within NSW, part time ongoing role

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 Aboriginal Partnerships Officer NSW.

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 37 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:

This position will provide leadership and management support to regional staff in New South Wales to strengthen and deepen our working relationships with Traditional Owner Groups on our Reserves and across relevant priority landscapes.

The Aboriginal Partnerships Officer – NSW will also contribute to Bush Heritage Australia’s Aboriginal Engagement Program in the areas of policy, strategy and operational procedures.

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Demonstrated passion and experience in Caring for Country, in nature conservation and a commitment to the objectives and values of Bush Heritage.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to effectively negotiate, to work with and develop genuine, respectful relationships with Aboriginal people and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal peoples in contemporary Australian society in realising their commitments to Caring for Country.
  • High level of computer literacy and proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheet and data software.

A position description is attached.

If you require further information please contact Lis McLellan, Executive Manager South East on 0439 293 313 / elisabeth.mclellan@bushheritage.org.au, on or Marina Mateos (HR Coordinator) on 03 8610 9123 / marina.mateos@bushheritage.org.au using the subject line: Aboriginal Partnerships Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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.

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