Job Details

© Wayne Lawler/AWC
~ A unique opportunity to help shape the future of private sector conservation in the Kimberley ~Australian Wildlife Conservancy  (AWC)  is  the  largest  private  (non-profit)  owner  of  land  for conservation  in  Australia,  protecting  endangered  wildlife at  31 locations in which  we  own  or manage in partnership, covering a total of more than 6.5 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, the Top End and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre.   With a focus on practical land management, informed by world-class science, AWC is implementing a dynamic new model for conservation.   Seven of these areas are in the Kimberley region. Mornington, Marion Downs, Charnley River – Artesian Range Wildlife Sanctuaries. Tableland in Partnership with Yulumbu Aboriginal Corporation, Dambimangari Partnership Area, Wilinggin Partnership Area, and Yampi Sound Training Area, contracted by Department of Defence, cover over 4.3 million ha and protect numerous threatened habitats and species.AWC is seeking an experienced Operations Manager to oversee operations on two of AWC’s most important partnership programs, the Yampi Sound Training Area and the Dambimangari Partnership Area. The role is based in Derby/Kimbolton, with frequent travel across the Kimberley properties for at least 50% of the time. The successful candidate will have wide range of experience in remote area management and sound knowledge of conservation and land management. You will be capable of working collaboratively with a wide range of people including other AWC and Partnership managers, AWC ecologists, Indigenous Rangers, Traditional Land owners, Government agencies, land management staff and contractors, scientists, volunteers andvisitors. and. You must also be committed to helping AWC develop and implement a new model for conservation. This is a rare opportunity to use your management skills and experience to help save Australia’s wildlife and the habitats in which they live.  The successful applicant will be offered a competitive salary, based on skills and experience.See below for a detailed job description.Enquiries: Aled Hoggett, Regional Operations Manager0438 169 428 / aled.hoggett@australianwildlife.orgApplications to: employment@australianwildlife.orgCV & letter addressing competencies, qualifications and licenses & certificates contained in the job description.Applications must include:Resume and covering letter briefly addressing why you’re interested in and suited to this role. Closing date for applications is Friday 11 February 2022.Please note:Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa in place that allows permanent full-time work in Australia, in order to apply for this position. A working-holiday visa is not appropriate, due to the restriction of no more than 6 months’ work with any one employer. Sponsorship is not availableIf you apply for this role, AWC will include you in its ongoing updates and communications about its events, activities and fundraising initiatives.  You may opt out of these communications at any time.Applicants must be able to comply with AWC vaccination policy.Ops Manager DAC YSTA 85000 AUD Derby 6728