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Project Officer - Conservation Futures (Identified position) - Flexible Location

Bush Heritage Australia
  • Be part of the ambitious Conservation Futures project, a project to enable culturally relevant, feasible conservation action
  • Participate in building a new approach to fighting biodiversity loss in Australia
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Identified role – only applications from Indigenous applicants will be considered
  • Flexible location, full time or part time fixed term position for three years

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 Project Officer.

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 project brings together Traditional Owners, natural resource managers, private landholders, industry, government, research and conservation groups to develop culturally sensitive, integrated planning and knowledge-gathering systems that can enable culturally relevant, feasible conservation action.

This position will help recognise and use First Australian’s knowledge and aspirations with scientific knowledge to contribute toward conservation and other land use decisions across Australia. The project will build an integrated, open-source Conservation Knowledge System that brings together knowledge systems, aspirations, data and predictions to support decision-makers, Traditional Owners, land managers and communities to make future-focused strategies that build resilience.

A project summary with further information can be downloaded below.

If you require further information please contact Dr Rebecca Spindler, Executive Manager Science and Conservation on 0421 428 793 or rebecca.spindler@bushheritage.org.au using the subject line: Project Officer - Conservation Futures (Identified position) - Flexible Location 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.

Bush Heritage Australia considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 42 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT)/ s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)/ sub-s 35(1)(b)(ii) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT), s 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld)/ sub-s 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA)/ s 41 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 (Tas)/ sub-s 26(3) or s 28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic)/s 50 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).

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