Conservation Volunteers Australia is a place where you can bring your purpose to life through the work you do, creating a world where people and nature flourish together.

Learn more about what it means to be part of the CVA journey by visiting About us”.

Our employees benefit from:

  • Hybrid Work Arrangements
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Five paid Volunteering days per year
  • Over 75,000 online courses with our Training Partner
  • 38 hours paid Training & Development per year
  • Employee Assistance Programme for both employees and their immediate family members
  • Paid Parental Leave policy
  • Career Progression Mentoring
  • Annual Leave Loading

Join us!

Conservation Volunteers Australia aspire to be Australia’s conservation engagement experts, providing pathways for people to connect to and to take action for nature.

Now in its 40th year, Conservation Volunteers Australia has engaged millions of people in communities nationwide to lend a hand to nature, making enormous contributions to conservation, enhancing the physical and mental well-being of communities around the country, and promoting practical connections to our unique natural heritage.

Over the next few years, we will be building, nurturing and activating a massive community of people across the country – our ambition is that this community of Nature Stewards will grow to be 1 million people strong.

People & Culture Director

We are looking for an experienced, motivated individual passionate about people to join the senior leadership team as our People & Culture Director.   Working closely with the Chief Operating Officer this position will provide strategic direction regarding workplace culture and developing efficient policies, procedures and systems to administer HR functions in accordance with relevant legislation.

Leading the People & Culture team, the People & Culture Director will facilitate a standard of internal customer service for all areas of the business.  The People & Culture Director will require strength and innovation in prevention and intervention strategies to minimise risk and increase people performance, therefore contributing to the overall success of Conservation Volunteers.

Job Type:           Full Time, Maximum Term Contract, 12 months

Location:            Victoria, flexible location, preference for Ballarat or Melbourne. Hybrid work arrangements available

Department:       Quality, Campaigns & Compliance

Hours:                38 hrs per week

Annual Salary:   $98,000 per annum

Essential Qualifications & Experience

  • Extensive experience in a senior management role
  • Qualifications in Business, Human Resources or other related discipline
  • Extensive experience in the application of employment laws in Australia
  • Management experience in the not-for-profit sector
  • Experience with policy and procedure development, system design and risk management
  • National Police Check

If this opportunity excites you, a full position description can be downloaded from below.

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CVA is a Child Safe Organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, those who are gender-diverse or from a culturally and linguistically diverse background are encouraged to apply.

Applications including resume, cover letter and responses to Key Selection Criteria are to be submitted via the application form below.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested, we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Enquiries can be directed to the HR Coordinator Lynn Besse by calling 0400 978 730 or email

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