Landcare NSW


About Us :
About Landcare NSW

We are the representative body of the Landcare movement in NSW and the voice of community Landcare.

Our Council represents around 60,000 Landcarers and 3000 groups and meets three to four times a year. The organisation is overseen by an eight-member executive and a small team of part-time staff. Our structure enables the building of skills, capacity, strength and connections at every level – from individual groups to district networks, to regional associations to the state peak body, right through to the National Landcare Network in Canberra. Landcare NSW acknowledges and pays respect to Aboriginal People and Torres Strait Islander People who are the original owners of the land, seas and water. Landcare NSW recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s continuing connection to the land and their deep knowledge of the natural environment.

In 2007 at Myuna Bay, Lake Macquarie, a group of volunteers recognised a need for a unified voice to represent the State’s dedicated community Landcarers and so established Landcare NSW. After months of consultation and planning, an inaugural meeting was held in Sydney and was followed by the first Muster in Tamworth in October 2007. Since then, every two years Landcarers from across the state gather at musters to harness ideas and discuss issues.

What we do
Protect, repair, regenerate, change practiceAnd, learn, share and connect. Landcarers work across farmland, bushland, parkland, beaches, national parks, rivers, dunes, creeks, Crown land, public land, private land, forests, travelling stock routes. Landcare is a grassroots movement organised into groups and organisations – some are purely voluntary with half a dozen members while others are substantial organisations that employ paid staff and have significant budgets. Collective action is at the heart of our success: Landcare groups organise projects, support volunteers, seek funding and develop partnerships. We have transformed the landscape and are at the forefront of dealing with environmental, agricultural and social challenges facing Australia.

Landcare is open, inclusive and welcoming, regardless of age, gender and cultural background. Environmental Activities: Bush regeneration and weed control; revegetation; repairing eroding gullies and stabilising riverbanks; collecting litter; creating and repairing walking tracks; protecting threatened species; stabilising sand dunes, and; working with councils on installing litter traps. Agricultural Activities: Sustainable cropping techniques; local fox and wild dog control programs; drought management programs; safe chemical use and storage; minimising nutrient run-off; building soil carbon; managing climate variability; fencing; managing groundwater and salinity, and; coordinated action among neighbouring landholders to plant corridors for wildlife. Landcarers also participate in workshops, field days, site tours and collaborative learning.

Position Summary :
The Assistant Program Manager works closely with the NSW Landcare Program Manager to deliver the NSW Landcare Program (2019-2023), and by doing so helps in achieving the Strategic Objectives of Landcare NSW. Requiring proven project management skills, the Assistant Program Manager will develop a sound working knowledge of the NSW Landcare Program to form part of an effective program leadership and management team.

Key Requirements :
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, experience and attributes;

  • A proven track record with at least five years’ experience in managing large multi-million, multi-stakeholder, multi-year programs using the latest project management tools;
  • Although not essential, tertiary qualifications in agricultural or environmental science, or a related field. Tertiary qualifications in business management and/ or project management would be highly regarded.
  • Experience working with Landcare, a similar community-led movement, charity, and/or peak body organisation would be preferred.
  •  Two years Project Management experience in at least one Project Management methodology, sound and demonstrated experience in Project Management software tools.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building and negotiating skills
  • Proficiency in public speaking and presentations would be well regarded
  • Able to work as part of a small team

Job Responsibility :
Program Support

  • Using best practice management tools and processes, ensure that the program is being delivered on time and on budget
  • Work collaboratively with the Program Manager to identify supporting tasks that emerge and how they will be handled
  • Assist with organising fortnightly program team meetings
  • Develop regional council surveys and reports for the partnership segment at Landcare NSW Council meetings
  • Assist with management of the NSW Landcare Program Team
  • Identify Program risks, maintain the Program risk register, and identify risks that need to be elevated to the Joint Management Committee;
  • Assist with the logistics and delivery of NSW Landcare Program and State-wide Gatherings
  • Work with the LNSW marcomms team and the NSW Landcare Program team to develop a communications plan for the program
  • Compile reports and/ or updates that are required for and about the program including support on milestone reporting to the JMC
  • Provide additional administrative support and assistance as required under the direction of the program manager.

Additional Information

  • Landcare NSW Inc is an equal opportunity employer, with employment under the organisation’s standard employment agreement or as negotiated.
  • Attendance at meetings outside of normal work hours may be required. Travel around the region and infrequent travel and overnight stays intra state will be required.
  • You may be required to use your own vehicle for work purposes and provide us with copies of comprehensive or at least Third Party Property insurance for your vehicle.
  • Vehicle use will be reimbursed on a per kilometre basis.

Job Functions :
Community development

Job Benefits :
0.5 FTE Part Time Position

Working for a Not for Profit

Charity provided a flexible working environment.

As a part time position your fixed days and hours each week are negotiable at the start of the employment contract.

Selling Point :
Closing Date 28 February 2020 – Location within NSW is negotiable

Contact :
John McLoughlin

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Company:Landcare NSW
Date listed: 2021-04-28 08:22:44
Location: Sydney
Salary:$50,000 package (negotiable) Fixed Term until 30 June 2023 (extension is possible)
Work type: Part time
Category: Assistant Program Manager
Industry: Community services
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