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 Regional Community of Practice Coordinator (RCoPC) plays a critical role in the NSW Landcare Program Team and is responsible and accountable for the delivery of the program responsibilities and deliverables of the Regional Landcare Coordinators (RLCs), thereby assisting in the building of the capacity and resources of Landcare Networks and Groups in NSW, and in the alignment and coordination of the objectives of the Regional Landcare Groups with those of Landcare NSW. In essence, the RCoPC will play the role of a conduit between Regional Landcare Groups and Landcare NSW.

The RCoPC is responsible and accountable for the performance management, professional development and training of the RLCs, and in partnership with the RLCs, the performance management, professional development and training of the Local Landcare Coordinators (LLCs). The RCoPC is in effect responsible for the implementation of the $145,000 p.a. Landcare Coordinator Professional Development and Training component of the NSW Landcare Program (2019-2023).

The RCoPC is responsible and accountable for the delivery of the Community of Practice (CoP) activities and milestones, as set out in the NSW Landcare Program Implementation Plan, in a way that is on budget, on time and exceeds expectations of the JMC, host Landcare organisations, the general Landcare community and other key stakeholders. The RCoPC is also responsible and accountable for the delivery of the Regional Priority Plans of each of the RLCs.

The RCoPC is responsible for disseminating pertinent information, and facilitating the open communication, between Landcare NSW (LNSW) and Regional Landcare groups, Local Landcare Groups and the general Landcare community.

The RCoPC is also responsible and accountable for generating additional funding for Landcare Groups which are members of LNSW. The RCoPC will work closely with the RLCs and LLCs, host Landcare organisations and the LNSW CEO and/ or Operations Manager to identify and prosecute ways for generating funding for Landcare in NSW from the state government and its agencies, local government, corporates, philanthropy and from the general community

Key Requirements :
Five years minimum of industry experience delivering programs of a complex and multifaceted nature preferably in the area of natural resource management.

Tertiary education in Natural Resource Management or the equivalent industry experience. Proven project management using best practice project management software and methodology is highly preferable.

  • Proven experience in managing and delivering projects of a complex nature.
  • Leading and managing remotely located staff 
  • Working background in natural resource management. Experience with Landcare will be considered an asset.
  • High level of expertise with Microsoft Office
  • Proven stakeholder relationship management experience
  • Proven communication skills both verbally and in writing. Confident in addressing large groups of people.
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Proven ability to analyse processes and ensure continuous improvement
  • Ability to think strategically and present ideas to the team
  • Entrepreneurial by nature and experience in business development and/ or fundraising
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure and proficient in time management and able to prioritise competing tasks.
  • Excellent planning, organizational skills and attention to detail.

Job Responsibility :
Management and delivery of the Regional Community of Practice component of the NSW Landcare Program (2019-2023)

  • Management and accountability of the CoP budget of the NSW Landcare Program
  • Management of and accountability of the Professional Development and Training budget.
  • Management and accountability for the delivery of program milestones and activities for the CoP component. As set out in the NSW Landcare Program Project Milestones and Implementation Plan.
  • Respond to the requirements of the NSW Program Manager and/ or the CEO of LNSW.
  • Guide the review and update of fact sheets and templates that support the delivery of the NSW Landcare Program (already developed Regional Steering Committee Terms of Reference/Host Organisation Responsibility and Regional and Local Coordinator Role Descriptions)
  • Accountable for the review and distribution of the Governance Health Check. Ensuring the data underpinned and show the current capacity of the Landcare network.
  • Responsible to ensure that capacity information is available to the RLCs.
  • Provide professional advice and assistance with the development of Regional and Local Priority Plans and be accountable in ensuring that plans align with Program Outcomes.
  • Responsible and accountable for developing the Creating Confident Committees Program aimed specifically at providing training and information to our volunteer committees.
  • Maintain a database of training and other service providers for the CoP and professional development program components.
  • Develop business opportunities to partner on these forums where possible
  • Provide support to Regional Steering Committee when requested across all regions

Professional Development & Training of RLCs and LLCs

  • Provide leadership, ongoing management, coaching and mentoring to the RLCs and LLCs.
  • Identify skills gaps and training needs for the RLCs and LLCs and provide professional development and training opportunities to mitigate the identified skills gaps.
  • Undertake annual performance reviews of the RLCs and LLCs and develop training plans in liaison with the Coordinators.

Performance Review of RLCs

  • Review, approval and monitoring of the implementation of Regional Priority Plans across NSW
  • Ensure that Regional Priority Plans are aligned with the strategic and operational plans of LNSW
  • Ensure that RLCs are delivering the CoP component of the program within budget.
  • Routinely monitor the professional performance of the RLCs and discuss with the RLCs performance issues as they become apparent.
  • Conduct annual performance reviews and develop professional training plans for the RLCs.
  • In liaison with the NSW Landcare Program Manager and the LNSW CEO and/ or Operations Manager, organise and facilitate RLC Steering Committee meetings, including ensuring that agreed follow-up actions are implemented by those RLCs assigned the tasks.


  • Work cooperatively with colleagues in a spirit of support and respect of others. Key colleagues include all RLCs, NSW Landcare Program team members, members of the LNSW staff, Executive and Council, LLCs, members of the host Landcare organisations, the general Landcare community and key partners and stakeholders of LNSW and Landcare in NSW.
  • Provide leadership to the RLCs in the delivery of their priority plans.
  • Lead and actively participate in meetings to ensure coordination of activities, improve delivery of the program and helping to achieve the strategic objectives of LNSW for the benefit of its members.
  • Share your knowledge and skills with colleagues to build a learning environment.
  • Assist with State-wide gatherings and State Conference Muster as required
  • Ensure that instructions and significant information is communicated (in writing and/ or verbally) clearly, accurately and in a timely manner to relevant colleagues and/ or stakeholders.
  • Complete and sign your daily time sheets.

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 also negotiable with the successful candidate

Contact :
John McLoughlin

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Company:Landcare NSW
Date listed: 2021-04-28 08:36:11
Location: Sydney
Salary:$65,000 package (negotiable) Fixed Term until 30 June 2023 (extension is possible)
Work type: Part time
Category: Regional Community of Practice Coordinator
Industry: Community services
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