Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is the largest private (non-profit) owner of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife at 29 sanctuaries 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 Lake Eyre. With a focus on practical land management, informed by world-class science, AWC is implementing a dynamic new model for conservation.
AWC's mission- to deliver effective conservation for all native animal species and their habitats- is achieved by:
- Operations- delivering effective large-scale land management including fire management, feral animal control, weed control and infrastructure management.
- Science- delivering a nationally-coherent program of ecological surveys with a focus on monitoring key conservation assets and threats, conducting applied research relevant to wildlife conservation, implementing conservation programs such as reintroductions, and providing advice to management
- Fundraising- mobilising finance (primarily, tax deductible donations) from the general public and philanthropists including through effective communication of field updates from around the AWC estate.
Of the 29 sanctuaries, 6 sanctuaries are in the southeast region: Kalamurina, Buckaringa, Dakalanta and Yookamurra in SA, Newhaven in NT, and Scotia in NSW, covering a combined area of more than 1 million hectares and protecting a diversity of threatened species and habitats.
Covering 262,000 hectares, Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary is one of Australia's largest non-government protected areas. At Newhaven dramatic quartzite mountains overlook extensive parallel sand dunes, spinifex grasslands, shimmering salt lakes and mulga woodlands. Newhaven is a hotspot for the wildlife of central Australia.
At Newhaven AWC has initiated a project of global biodiversity significance - the establishment of a massive feral cat-free area currently covering 9,400 hectares with future stages increasing this area to up to 100 000 hectares. This is one of the largest feral cat eradication projects ever conducted and creates a refuge for large, wild populations of at least 10 nationally threatened mammal species including the Mala (currently extinct in the wild), the Central Rock Rat and the Golden Bandicoot.
AWC is seeking a committed and enthusiastic Sanctuary Manager to provide strong leadership at Newhaven. The ideal candidate will be a very practical person with a passion for saving Australia's wildlife and landscapes.
The key responsibilities of this position are to:
- lead the team based on-site and co-ordinate the Conservation Land Management and Asset Management Programs,
- ensure tight integration between AWC's Operations and Science teams,
- manage people and co-ordinate major conservation programs and infrastructure development projects simultaneously,
- work with a wide range of stakeholders including land managers, scientists, students, volunteers, visitors, neighbouring landholders including indigenous communities and government.
Based at Newhaven (4.5 hours' drive north of Alice Springs), where on-site accommodation is provided, 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.
Joe Schofield, SE Regional Operations Manager | email@example.com | 0427 332 922
Applications via: australianwildlife.org/work-with-awc/careers/
To submit an application, visit our careers page (linked above), select the relevant job vacancy, click 'APPLY' and follow the prompts.
Your application must include CV and covering letter, briefly addressing the critical competencies listed in the detailed job description on our website or attached.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 26 July 2020
- 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.
To learn more about AWC's sanctuaries, please visit our website www.australianwildlife.org/sanctuaries/