WORKING WITH PURPOSE

Globally there’s no bigger cause to work for right now than protecting and increasing the resilience of the environment and our communities that are reliant upon it. We have the privilege of working in one of the world’s most important and biologically diverse regions, the only place in the world with two interconnected World Heritage Areas, the Wet Tropics Forests and the Great Barrier Reef.

That means we need talented people with diverse skills, knowledge and experiences who want to work with a broad range of partners.

Terrain NRM has been recognised as one of the best workplaces in Australia and New Zealand by the Australian Financial Review and when people ask what it’s like to work here, you’ll usually hear the same themes. Find out more about working for Terrain NRM

Current vacancies are listed below when available. If you’d like to hear about new roles as they become available follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

We currently have four positions available – the Leader of Biodiversity, Climate and Soil Health, Project Management & Impact Leader, Project Officer for Waterway Health and Administration Support Officer.

Leader: Biodiversity, Climate and Soil Health  

We are looking for an accomplished leader to oversee our programs and projects that are restoring forest habitats, saving priority species, driving new environmental market mechanisms, and developing strategic partnerships.

This role will oversee a team of seven people delivering over $7 million worth of programs and projects.

We are looking for:

  • A leader with strong organisational skills and demonstrated ability to motivate a team, meet deadlines, work within budgets, and deliver quality outcomes.
  • A strategic and solutions-oriented thinker with good technical knowledge of NRM issues.
  • A collaborator with excellent communication skills who can build and maintain partnerships across a range of sectors.
  • An advocate for the Wet Tropics that is commercially aware and driven to secure further investment.

The details:

  • Based in Cairns, Innisfail, Tully or Atherton
  • Permanent position
  • Full time – 36.25 hours per week (we are open to discussing flexible arrangements for the right candidate)
  • Flexible working conditions
  • 5 weeks annual leave (pro rata) with 17.5% leave loading

All applications must include the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume (maximum 4 pages)
  3.  A separate document addressing the selection criteria (maximum 4 pages).

View the Position Description

Applications close COB Monday 15 July 2024

 

Project Officer – Waterway Health

Working within our Waterway Health Strategy Unit, this role will assist the delivery of projects that are repairing catchments by reducing the amount of sediment flow and land-based runoff into rivers and the reef. The role reports to a project manager and includes providing coordination, administrative and project management support and advice on Waterway Health projects and programs.

We are looking for:

  • An environmental practitioner with experience or knowledge of NRM, waterway health, agriculture, or a related field.
  • A team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A self-starter with good organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines and work within budgets.
  • A problem solver with the ability to anticipate potential issues and develop solutions.

The details:

  • Based in Cairns, Innisfail or Atherton
  • Permanent position
  • Full time – 36.25 hours per week
  • Flexible working conditions
  • 5 weeks annual leave (pro rata) with 17.5% leave loading

All applications must include the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume (maximum 4 pages)
  3.  A separate document addressing the selection criteria (maximum 4 pages).

View the Position Description here

Applications close COB Monday 15 July 2024

 

Administration Support Officer

We are looking for an accomplished Administration Support Officer with an eye for detail to provide high quality administrative support across the organisation. This new position within Terrain NRM will support the corporate and project areas, providing a wide range of administrative support to teams across Terrain NRM.

We are looking for:

  • Experience and enthusiasm in an administrative role.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong organisational skills.
  • Strong skills to support minute and note-taking in meetings, with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Attention to detail to provide data entry in database apps, understanding the importance of accurate and complete data entry for reporting and auditing.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite. A familiarity with Excel, SharePoint and Microsoft power apps would be advantageous.
  • A high aptitude for learning new technology, platforms and systems.

The details:

  • New permanent position
  • Preference for the successful applicant to be based in Cairns, but could be based in Tully, Innisfail or Atherton
  • 0.8 FTE (29 hours a week) or full time (36.25 hours per week), negotiable dependant on successful applicant.
  • Flexible working conditions
  • 5 weeks annual leave (pro rata) with 17.5% leave loading

How to apply:

Please provide the following to be considered for the role:

  • A current resume
  • A covering letter
  • Response to the Selection Criteria, located in Position Description below (2-4 pages maximum)
  • Completed application to be sent to people@terrain.org.au by the closing date.

Next steps:
Only fully completed applications will be considered. Shortlisted applicants may undertake a practical assessment demonstrating understanding of administrative tasks and computer applications.

View the position description

Applications close COB Monday 29 July 2024

 

Project Management & Impact (PMI) Leader

This is an exciting new opportunity to join a leading environmental stewardship organisation and drive action to protect and restore the reefs, rainforests, landscapes and threatened species in far north Queensland.

We are looking for:

  • Experience in the establishment and operation of a Project/Program Management Office.
  • Knowledge and experience in best practice project and program management, monitoring and evaluation frameworks, systems, processes, and tools.
  • Ability to increase the capability and capacity of our program and project managers to continue to successfully, plan, execute, monitor and evaluate its programs and projects.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and constructively within a senior leadership team.
  • Commercially savvy with a drive for continuous improvement.

Details:

  • Permanent Full Time. Part-time or job share arrangements would be considered for successful candidate/s
  • Based in either our Atherton, Cairns, Innisfail, or Tully offices
  • Full time – 36.25 hours per week (we are open to discussing flexible arrangements for the right candidate)
  • Flexible working conditions
  • 5 weeks annual leave (pro rata) with 17.5% leave loading

How to apply:

Please provide the following to be considered for the role:

  • A current resume
  • A covering letter
  • Response to the Selection Criteria, located in Position Description (2-4 pages maximum).

For more information about this position and for Position Description please go to www.terrain.org.au
Completed applications to be sent to people@terrain.org.au by the closing date.

Applications close 10 am Monday 5 August 2024

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