Healthy Country Manager – Western Australian Desert

Job Description: 

Healthy Country Manager – Western Australian Desert

  • Fantastic opportunity to work within a leading conservation organisation 
  • Perth or negotiable
  • Full time 12-month fixed term contract – part time is option for the right candidate!

A unique opportunity to support right-way science and work in partnership with Martu Traditional Owners on projects across the Birriliburu Indigenous Protected Area and develop other Aboriginal partnerships across the Western Australia Desert.

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 support Traditional Owners to implement existing right-way science plans and further develop projects and partnerships. Within the Birriliburu IPA you will work together with Martu to protect culturally significant and threatened species such as Bilbies, Great Desert Skink and Night Parrot, as well as working to manage a range of threats to country including fire, weeds, camels and feral predators. You will learn from Martu in the Western Australia Desert. You will also share knowledge, provide training and mentor Rangers in western scientific methodology and assist them to work in collaboration with other land management agencies and research institutions to maximise capacity development as well as conservation and cultural outcomes. 

About you

You will have a passion for working with people and an understanding of land management and ecology along with demonstrated experience in project management and working in remote locations. You will have experience in respecting, listening to and supporting Traditional Owner knowledge and interests for looking after country. You are confident in leading field trips with Rangers in remote environments and support regional groups to develop threatened species working groups, data management protocols and ranger exchanges that bring ranger groups together from across the Western Australian Desert.

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: HCMWA2019.

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 Luke on 0427 495 772 or Cissy 0407550038

Bush Heritage Australia acknowledges the Aboriginal traditional owners of country.

Job Location: 
Perth or negotiable
Closing Date: 
Friday, July 26, 2019
Supporting Documentation: 
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