First listed on: 18 June 2020

Land Restoration Project Manager

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
  • Full time fixed term 2 year contract
  • Workplace flexibility including monthly RDO
  • Sydney or Brisbane Office, or Northern Rivers Region pref.

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, this newly created role designs and project manages WWF's priority forest landscape restoration initiatives. Working with the Senior Manager Land Clearing & Restoration, the position will take the lead on the developing and implementing holistic landscape restoration projects in NSW - Northern Rivers region, catalysing large-scale ecological restoration of forests and woodlands on cleared, degraded and burnt landscapes. As part of WWF's bushfire response and work to help protect the homes of koalas, the role is tasked with delivering on an exiting project to design and build a new wildlife hospital in partnership with local groups.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • A track record in developing & leading implementation of forest landscape restoration initiatives.
  • Experience in multi-disciplinary stakeholder management, e.g. facilitating effective partnerships with farmers/graziers, landcare groups, Indigenous organisations, government land management & conservation agencies.
  • A knowledge of and experience in forest/land carbon sequestration & abatement, and revegetation techniques.
  • Environmental conservation project management skills ideally, the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation
  • Well-developed networks across the conservation science community.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written & verbal communications skills, with an ability to communicate research findings & technical concepts to scientific & lay audiences.

Ideally the successful candidate will have the following:

  • Experience living/ working in land management, carbon farming or nature conservation in rural & regional communities.
  • Familiarity with Australian Government's Emissions Reduction Fund, Queensland Land Restoration Fund or similar programs.
  • Understanding of species conservation, including key threats & policy frameworks.
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities in combining traditional knowledge & western science.

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 the full Selection Criteria. Applicants can apply via 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 6 July 2020

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