Healthy Landscape Manager

Job No: 269936
Location: Mulligan River, QLD

  • Fantastic opportunity to work within a leading conservation organisation!
  • Embark on a key regional leadership position and help deliver strategic conservation and diversity goals!
  • Earn an attractive salary circa $99,061 - $121,075 PLUS super, relocation assistance, a fully equipped 4-bedroom house, flexible working arrangements, 20 days personal leave and much MORE!

Bush Heritage

Bush Heritage Australia, an independent, leading conservation not-for-profit, operates to make a very real contribution to the protection of Australia's unique wildlife and it's habitat.

Bush Heritage's vision of Healthy Country protected forever sees the business work where they are needed most: in areas of high conservation value with low levels of protection. With the help of donors, Bush Heritage buy's and manages land, so they can protect our irreplaceable landscapes and our magnificent native species forever.

Currently Bush Heritage owns 37 reserves, and protects and helps to manage 11.3 million hectares of land across the country. Bush Heritage seeks to return the bush to good health, providing habitat for 6,700 native species, including at least 226 threatened species. Two proven approaches underline what Bush Heritage does: carefully selecting, purchasing and managing landscapes of high conservation value; and working in partnership with others, including Traditional Owners to achieve key conservation outcomes.

Your Opportunity

Bush Heritage Australia is looking for a full-time Healthy Landscape Manager based in Pilungah Reserve, Queensland.

This role reports to the Head of Region North and is accountable for coordinating the people, land management, and ecological activities on Bush Heritage’s Pilungah and Ethabuka reserves, supporting program development of Aboriginal and community partnerships.

More specifically, your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leading landscape initiatives and fostering local community relationships
  • Managing and developing the reserve staff and volunteers
  • Planning and overseeing conservation projects
  • Maintaining assets and infrastructure on reserves
  • Engaging with media and supporters to promote conservation outcomes
  • Developing strategic conservation management and operational work plans
  • Monitoring project progress and adapting strategies based on findings
  • Ensuring safety and compliance in all operations

To read the full position description, please click here. 

What You'll Need

To qualify, you will need a tertiary qualification and extensive practical experience relating to land and natural resource management. Prior experience in conservation or similar roles will be considered essential.

Additionally, the following skills and background will be highly valued:

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in managing staff and volunteers
  • Demonstrated understanding of project management practices
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Experience in road works, fire management, weed work, feral animal control, repairs and planning, fencing, stock management, neighbour relations, basic machinery maintenance, chainsaw use
  • 4WD Offroading experience (Training available if required)
  • First-Aid Certificate (or commitment to obtain at own expense prior to employment)
  • State/Territory Firearms Awareness Certificate (or commitment to obtain at Bush Heritage expense prior to employment)

As our ideal candidate, you will possess strong leadership and team management skills that will ensure the effective delivery of conservation goals. Your ability to foster relationships within a diverse stakeholder environment will be crucial, as will your ability to embody resilience and adaptability. 

This is a role for a dedicated conservation leader who thrives in both team and independent settings, keen to make a tangible impact on Australia's natural heritage. We are seeking a committed and proactive individual ready to drive significant environmental and community outcomes in the Pilungah Reserve.

Please note: A manual drivers license is an essential requirement for this role. 


In return for your hard work and dedication you will be rewarded with an attractive salary circa $99,061 - $121,075 PLUS super and additional benefits such as:

  • Great life-work balance: flexible work arrangements with hybrid working.
  • Relocation assistance (for the right candidate)
  • Fully equipped 4-bedroom house with utilities covered (Observe homestead and facilities here.)
  • Access to 20 days personal leave per year, 10 of these available from commencement if employment. We also offer cultural leave and gender transition leave.
  • Employee Resource Groups and Clubs for women. LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent employees as well as a social group for bird lovers.
  • Professional development activities including access to LinkedIn Learning. 
  • Equitable 12 weeks paid leave to all parents, irrespective of their role as primary or secondary carers. 
  • Remote staff are supported through an education allowance for kids, additional annual leave and possible casual works arrangements for partners. 
  • Access to support and counselling via our Employee Assistance Program and free access to Headspace app.



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Bush Heritage Australia, an independent, leading conservation not-for-profit, operates to make a very real contribution to the protection of Australia's unique wildlife and it's habitat.