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 Landcare Capacity Building Officer (LCBO) works with Landcare member groups and the Regional and Local Landcare Coordinators to enhance and build the capacity of Landcare Member organisations to meet their strategic targets, thereby lifting the overall performance and value provided by Landcare in NSW.

The LCBO will focus on all functions of Landcare groups that underpin their capacity to deliver on their strategic objectives including, but not limited to, governance, financial management, human resources, operations management and fundraising, and will provide assistance where gaps are identified.

The LCBO will provide timely and accurate data and feedback to the NSW Landcare Program and the Landcare NSW CEO as to the common issues that are hindering Landcare Groups from enhancing their capacity to deliver. This will allow strategic program and member services to be designed and provided by Landcare NSW intended to lift the overall capacity of the Landcare movement in NSW.

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

  • Tertiary qualifications in business management and/ or
  • Proven experience in leading/ managing a small commercial or NFP organisation, with responsibility for governance, financial management, operations and human resources;
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills;
  • Business development and/or fundraising experience will be considered an asset;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing;
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills;
  • Able to prioritise tasks and mange time effectively;
  • Be a self-starter and able to work alone as well as part of a geographically dispersed team;
  • Has a strong sense of purpose
  • Has a strategic mind-set but is also able to identify issues at a micro scale

Job Responsibility :

The LCBO will be responsible and accountable for:

  •  Reviewing and assessing Local Priority Plans to see how coordinators are tracking against plan
  • Ensuring day-to-day Coordinator activities are aligned with Program Outcomes
  • Flagging issues in a timely manner with Host Organisations
  • Collating information from the regions and identifying which regions are doing well or not.
  • Building an online Health Check tool that identifies what and where weaknesses are
  • Working with the NSW Landcare Program manager and the LNSW CEO to design member services that will mitigate identified weaknesses
  • Supporting data collection via program and at each reporting period
  • Enabling Landcare Networks to bid for FFS projects
  • Working in conjunction with RCoP Coordinator to develop CCC Workshops

Job Functions :
Community development

Job Benefits :
0.8 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 08:29:59
Location: Sydney
Salary:$50,000 package (negotiable) Fixed Term until 30 June 2023 (extension is possible)
Work type: Part time
Category: Landcare Capacity Building Officer
Industry: Community services
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