Staff vacancies and Opportunities

REGIONAL LANDCARE FACILITATOR

 

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated and experienced person to engage and support the community in activities and discussions for improved sustainable agriculture to join a leading not-for-profit company within the natural resource management sector based in Charleville.

Initially, this role will be offered on a full-time temporary basis until 30 June 2018, with the possibility of extension.

The Role

'Landcare in the Mulga lands' is an investment program to facilitate the desired outcome of the Sustainable Agricultural stream of commonwealth finding to support "a skilled and capable Landcare Community".

 

The South West NRM Regional Landcare Facilitator will have co- responsibility for achieving these National Landcare Programme goals for the South West Queensland region through:

Protecting the Resource Base

  • Increase the percentage and area of farming entities using sustainable land management practices to increase  profitability
  • Improve the quality of eco-systems services delivered to the broader community from their land while building resilience to climate variability.

Improving Planning and Management

  • Identify improved land management awareness packages that can be implemented in the Mulga Lands;
  • Increase the number and area of farming sector entities that have trialled innovative practices for improved natural resource management.
  • Increase the capacity and confidence of regional community leaders including women, young people, Indigenous Australians and people from culturally diverse communities involved in agriculture production and the protection of natural resources.
  • Increase engagement and participation by regional communities and groups, including Landcare, professional farming system groups, industry, other community groups and individuals in natural resource management activities.
  • Increase the use of institutional, sectoral, market and supply chain based initiatives to promote adoption of sustainable farm practices.

Better Understanding of Natural Resources and Resource Management Challenges.

  • Increasing community awareness and understanding of the status of Australia's natural resources.

To achieve this, the Regional Landcare facilitators Role will include:

  • Facilitate, support and encourage a network of volunteers, graziers across South West Queensland to progress the landcare ethos.
  • Active engagement with land managers and community members throughout the region to increase awareness and adoption of sustainable and profitable farm and land management practices.
  • Through the improvement of skills, participation and knowledge, the role will develop strategies for enhancing ecosystem health and resilience. This will be achieved through activities including but not limited to development of property management planning packages, conducting workshops and field days, implementing sustainable practice trials, delivery of educational training for the whole community, assisting groups to secure funding for on-ground works and informing communities through media.

Essential Criteria

  • Agri/NRM-Science qualification or similar;
  • Proven success in an agricultural/NRM-extension capacity;
  • Proven success in group and meeting facilitation;
  • Proven capacity to work independently and with initiative;
  • A proven collegial approach to a team environment;
  • Capacity to link research institutes and partners with landholders;
  • A proven ability to develop and support networks;
  • Proven success in initiating and managing the grant application process;
  • Capacity to work in a remote environment requiring extensive driving and extended days; and
  • Open Drivers Licence and willingness to train in 4WD safety.

Desirable Criteria

  • Rangelands Management qualifications highly desirable but not essential; and
  • Proven success in engaging Indigenous communities.

To be considered for this position, please submit a written application (maximum 2 pages) addressing your suitability for the role and a current resume/curriculum vitae with referee contact details.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 5pm - Friday 3 November 2017

Please be advised we are accepting direct applications only and not engaging in the services of any recruitment agencies.

For enquiries regarding this position please contact Rebecca Pope, General Manager - Services via phone: 0746568500 or e-mail: office@swnrm.org.au

 

 

 

 

Queensland Government

RLF Programme

National Landcare Programme