Applications closed November 30, 2007
Bush Heritage Australia is a non-profit, non-government
organisation which aims to protect the natural environment through
the acquisition and management of land or water of high
conservation value or environmental significance. It also builds
partnerships with other organisations and individuals to support
conservation management of land that is managed by others.
This position is part of Bush Heritage's increasing commitment
to working with Indigenous peoples in Caring for Country. It is a
position in partnership with North Australian Indigenous Land and
Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA) and will be hosted at
NAILSMA’s office in Darwin.
NAILSMA is the peak body promoting sustainable care of the
Northern Indigenous Estate through a culture-based economy. It aims
to become the pre-eminent source of Knowledge and expertise on
sustainable land management and development, with cultural
awareness, across Northern Australia and in doing this raise the
profile of and increase the resources available to Indigenous Land
and Sea Managers.
The Indigenous Partnership Officer will work across North
Australia to: assist in increasing the number of ecologically and
culturally significant properties acquired by Indigenous people;
identify ways to support land management on Indigenous lands; and
work with Bush Heritage to improve Indigenous participation on
properties managed by them.
As part of a committed team, this position will facilitate
partnerships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and
organisations for the purposes of nature conservation.
It is essential that you have demonstrated knowledge and
understanding of Indigenous societies and cultures;
‘on-ground’ experience working with Indigenous peoples
in practical Caring for Country activities; and a broad and
practical understanding of Caring for Country and conservation
management /environmental issues particularly as they relate to
Bush Heritage and NAILSMA strongly encourages Indigenous people
A selection criteria and position description document can be
downloaded via the link at the bottom of this page.
Applications must be sent to Sarah Eccles either via email or to
the following postal address:
Bush Heritage Australia
PO Box 329
Melbourne VIC 8009