Help protect wildlife in the iconic Kimberley landscape
Australian Wildlife Conservancy is the largest private owner and manager of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife across more than 12.9 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre and the Top End. Recognising that ‘business as usual’ for conservation in Australia will mean additional extinctions, AWC is developing and implementing a new model for conservation.
This is an exceptional opportunity to join our team as the Regional Operations Manager North West (ROM NW) and to be responsible for delivering effective conservation across the vast and impressive Kimberley region.
Three of AWC’s sanctuaries are in the Kimberley region: Mornington, Marion Downs, and Charnley-River, along with four partnerships, the Dambimangari, Wilinggin, and Yulmbu Aboriginal Corporations, and the Commonwealth Department of Defence controlled Yampi Sound Training Area. In total, these sanctuaries and partnerships cover a combined area of over 4.3 million ha and protect numerous threatened habitats and species. The Wildlife Link Centre for Research and Conservation at Mornington is the base for an award-winning land management and science program.
The Regional Operations Manager North West (ROM NW) position is based in the Kimberley and receives a rent subsidy and attractive package, including a generous relocation allowance.
This senior leadership role manages a team of 18 â 25 staff, of which 7 are direct reports, based around the Kimberley. The exciting role has responsibility for delivering the regional Operations team’s objectives, working closely with the Science and Fundraising teams, and requires regular remote travel in the region.
This position provides the opportunity to play a critical role in effectively conserving our precious wildlife in the spectacular Kimberley landscapes. The role will provide the opportunity to achieve key metrics which will include:
- The populations (or other metric) of indicator species.
- The extent to which threatening processes are reduced including:
- avoiding or limiting wildfires;
- reducing the density/population of feral animals; and
- reducing the area of occupancy of invasive weeds.
- The cost at which outcomes are delivered (our aim is to deliver the highest outcomes at the lowest cost).
- The ongoing success of the AWC ‘s partnerships with Dambimangari, Wilinggin and Yulmbu Aboriginal Corporations.
- The successful execution of AWC’s contract with the Commonwealth Department of Defence.
- The implementation and promotion of AWC values and culture.
- The implementation and maintenance of the full range of AWC policy and procedures in relation HR, Finance and Operations.
- The cultivation and maintenance of productive and collaborative relationships with Native Title holder groups.
This career-building role will manage and direct resources efficiently and in accordance with an approved budget and operating plan, informed by science-based strategies. The role allows tight integration with the Science and Development (fundraising) teams and management of your region as part of a national AWC approach to conservation. It also provides the opportunity to engage with key stakeholders and AWC supporters and participate in spectacular sanctuary events and visitor programs. The Mornington property has AWC’s most significant visitor infrastructure facility, the Mornington Wilderness Camp. The running of the camp also sits under the responsibility of the role.
AWC’s mission - to deliver effective conservation for all native animal species and their habitats - is achieved by close collaboration between our Operations, Science and Fundraising teams and this role plays a key part in promoting this approach to all team members
This is a unique opportunity to join Australia’s largest non-government conservation organisation and help shape the future of private sector conservation in Australia.
To submit an application, click ‘APPLY’ on this job and complete an application form.
Your application should include CV and covering letter, briefly addressing the critical competencies listed in the detailed job description on our website or the attachment. Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be accepted.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 28 August 2022
- Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa in place that allows ongoing full-time work in Australia, in order to apply for this position. Sponsorship is not available.
- If 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.
To learn more about AWC’s Sanctuaries and Partnerships, please visit our website www.australianwildlife.org/sanctuaries/