First listed on: 06 November 2020

Senior Manager Landscape Restoration and Protection

We are creating a world where people live in harmony with nature. Join us. Because together, anything is possible.

  • Join one of the world's largest and most respected conservation organisations
  • Workplace flexibility including monthly RDO
  • Full time fixed term 3 year contract
  • Loc'n Eastern Seaboard Aust negot.

About the organisation

WWF's global vision is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world's leading, independent conservation organisation.  We are active in over 100 countries and have close to 5 million supporters internationally. In Australia and throughout the oceanic region, we work with governments, businesses and communities so that people and nature can thrive within their fair share of the planet's natural resources.  

WWF's mission is to halt the decline of threatened plants and animals and to support their recovery. We do this by addressing the threats that affect them using the best available science while working in partnership with communities, Indigenous groups, government and business.  The world is changing fast. Our wildlife and wild places face unprecedented challenges. The result is people yearn more for nature and are connected with each other like never before. We know that we can achieve more by partnering, sharing, empowering communities, forming alliances and building a movement for the environment. Working together is the answer. It is our goal to bring about this unified voice for nature.  

About the role

Working as a member of the Healthy Land and Seascapes team, the role leads the Landscape Restoration and Protection program in partnership with individuals and organisations to restore and protect Australian water, soil, local and global climates and Australian fauna and flora. The position progresses landscape restoration and protection opportunities that benefit people and nature in priority landscapes including fire affected areas. Key to the success of this position is the ability to provide sound strategic advice and support to decision makers in the adaptive management and implementation of WWF's species and land conservation program with a primary focus on managing the planning and activation of landscape restoration projects.

Skills, knowledge and experience 

  • Program level technical knowledge and experience in landscape restoration and protection including carbon farming and mechanisms for protecting land for conservation purposes.
  • A track record driving complex on-ground landscape restoration and protection projects from inception to completion, including monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Sound knowledge of Australian wildlife conservation and contemporary issues.
  • A track record of developing fundraising proposals and delivery against income targets.
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills at the program level.
  • Excellent communications skills including interpersonal, negotiation, conflict resolution, networking and presentation skills.
  • People management experience and a track record creating and working in constructive team cultures.
  • Workplace health & safety experience within a field work context.

Ideally the successful candidate will have existing networks with government, industry, corporates and community groups at the state and national level.  The ideal candidate will have an ability to work both autonomously and constructively within a team and be aligned with WWF's vision, mission and I-KODE Values.

WWF values diversity and is building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Please see the job description for further details.  Applicants can apply via the Apply Now button below.  Only those applicants applying online via the eRecruitment System will be considered.  Please name your documents with last/first name & include: (1) a cover letter/statements against the selection criteria & (2) your resume (CV), including two referees. 

Closing Date: 9AM 23 November 2020

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