Regional Operations Manager

Job No: 157897
Location: Broome

  • Are you looking to join the largest private conservation organisation in Australia?
  • Fantastic opportunity for an experienced conservation land management professional to advance their career!
  • Earn a competitive salary package circa $140,000 - $154,000!
  • Relocation assistance and many more benefits on offer!

Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is the largest private (non-profit) owner of land for conservation in Australia. We protect endangered wildlife at 31 sanctuaries that 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 Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. With a focus on practical land management, informed by world-class science, we innovate through the implementation of dynamic new models for conservation.

Our mission is to ensure the delivery of effective conservation for all native animal species and their habitats. 

We are now on the lookout for an experienced and passionate conservation professional to join our team as our new Regional Operations Manager. This is a full-time position based out of Broome, WA.

Benefits on offer

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join an organisation at the cutting edge of land conservation and leave your mark on the legacy of wildlife conservation! 

Backed by a supportive, friendly team in our head office, you will receive an attractive salary package circa $140,000 - $154,000. You will also enjoy an extensive range of benefits, including:

  • Rental Assistance
  • Relocation allowance 
  • Access to some of Australia's most spectacular landscapes

You will love the variety and autonomy this crucial position brings, presenting you with the ability to collaborate with our team while in the office and also hop on a chopper and travel to some of Australia's most beautiful and remote landscapes! No two days are the same, and you are sure to never have a dull day.

Your next opportunity

As our Regional Operations Manager, you will be tasked with ensuring effective conservation across the region in collaboration with a dedicated team of scientists. The role is also part of our senior management team, meaning you will have the opportunity to contribute to our future direction, policy and strategy.

Core duties:

  • Leadership: Manage a remote team of staff delivering a conservation program to mitigate the impacts of fire, weeds and feral animals on AWC properties and partnerships, ensuring they have clear plans and objectives, being responsible for visitor management, coordinating and supervising contractors and volunteers and controlling allocation of staff resources to meet operational requirements. 
  • Cultural Competence: Key leadership and partnership role working with a multitude of aboriginal corporations and traditional owners as representatives of Native Titles and the organisations that represent them.
  • Relationship Building: Maintaining productive relationships with stakeholders such as government agencies, indigenous communities and suppliers.
  • Collaboration: Collaborating heavily with the Science and Development (fundraising) teams to ensure the success of our conservation model.
  • Field Work: Travelling to remote locations via 4WD, small plane or helicopter and being away from your home base for short periods at a time.

What we need from you

To thrive in this role, you will possess a degree in conservation and land management or similar or extensive previous experience in a land conservation role

A large portion of this role relates to fire management and dealing with feral animals; therefore, any qualifications or skills in these areas will be highly regarded. Additionally, experience in management-related tasks such as writing and administering budgets is essential.

Additionally, you will bring:

  • Experience in management-related tasks such as writing and administering budgets.
  • A passion for delivering effective conservation.
  • Effective communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Experience working in remote communities.
  • A high degree of cultural sensitivity as you will be dealing with Traditional Land Owners.

Our culture here at AWC is very important to us, and it is crucial that every employee shares our company values of being respectful, informed, dedicated, innovative, accountable and sustainable. Pivotal to this job is that you are also resilient and have the ability to roll with the punches in an unpredictable environment. 

If you are a passionate Land Conservation Professional, then look no further, this is your dream role - Apply Now!

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