Would you like to make a difference to the future of Australia’s natural environment and wildlife? Are you passionate about conservation and would like to work with like-minded communities and volunteers? This is your opportunity to work for a multi-award winning organisation that is recognised as a leader in delivering community-based conservation.
If you share our values and vision for a healthy and sustainable environment, this could be the right opportunity for you.
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic person to lead teams of volunteers on our conservation programs, working in both local and remote locations in the Gippsland region. As a CVA Team Leader, you will be responsible for the safety, welfare and supervision of volunteers doing practical conservation work, ensuring our volunteers enjoy a positive project experience whilst working within the boundaries of occupational health and safety requirements. This position includes travel to a range of project locations where you will stay on site for periods of time whilst completing projects. Our major programs include a range of practical activities to protect threatened species, repair wetlands, plant trees and maintain walking trails and the like. Our projects range from single day activities to larger projects of 10 days’ duration.
To be successful in this role, you will need:
- Experience in working with community groups
- Full driver’s licence (mandatory)
- Knowledge and experience in the application of OHS policies and procedures
- A sound knowledge of practical conservation activities
- Excellent people management and training skills
- Solid organisational skills including time management
Preferably, candidates should hold Senior or Level II First Aid, Defensive Driving certificate and have an up-to-date Working with Children Check, as well as having a strong background in horticulture and in providing support to disadvantaged young people.
This position would ideally suit a local candidate and preference will be given to applicants already living within the region.
For full details and for the Key Selection Criteria, please read the Team Leader position description.
Applications Close Date: Sunday 18 February 2018
Applications for this job addressing the Key Selection Criteria (in the relevant position description) and CV to be submitted via the application form below.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.