Ecologist – Aboriginal Partnerships

Job Description: 

Ecologist – Aboriginal Partnerships


  • Fantastic opportunity to work within a leading conservation organisation 
  • Darwin location
  • Full time 12-month fixed term contract

Bush Heritage is a national, not-for-profit organisation that either buys and manages high-conservation value land, or partners with Aboriginal people to support their programs to keep country healthy.

About the role

This rare and diverse role will be responsible for providing expert ecological advice, strategic guidance and ecological support to our Aboriginal Partnerships across the Northern Territory to facilitate and progress Healthy Country Planning and monitoring programs. This pivotal role will provide a critical link between Bush Heritage and its Aboriginal partners, through building strategic networks, and working closely with local governance and science advisory groups.

About you

You will have a passion for working with people and a solid understanding of land management and ecology. You will have established networks and a good reputation amongst Traditional Owner groups. You will have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working in Indigenous NRM and demonstrated experience in respecting, listening to and supporting Traditional Owner knowledge and interests for looking after country. It is essential that you can provide a referee from an Aboriginal representative.

How to apply

If you have a passion for conservation and want to make a real difference in protecting our natural environment and promoting right-way science, then apply via our website: Address the key selection criteria outlined in the position description and email your application with your resume to quoting job ID: EAP_2019.

Applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants will be highly regarded.

Bush Heritage believes in inclusiveness, diversity and equality and we are committed to ensuring that our workplaces reflect the Western Australian community. We recognise the benefits that a diverse and inclusive culture brings for our employees and in turn, encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies.

Have any questions? Contact Kelly on 0429 860 497.

Bush Heritage Australia acknowledges the Aboriginal traditional owners of country.

Applications close 5pm 18 August 2019.

Job Location: 
Closing Date: 
Sunday, August 18, 2019
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