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Organisation : Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Location : Perth (Subiaco)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Conservation & Environment, Science & Technology

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 23 Jul, 2021

About the role

As a newly established role at AWC, the Assistant Operations Manager will work as part of a small team (the National Operations team) that provides overall guidance and support to the AWC Operations team; in particular, sanctuary staff. The primary responsibilities of the National Operations team are:

  • Budgets and operational planning
  • Supporting sanctuary-based staff with the implementation of:
    • Land management programs (guided by the Conservation and Science Program) covering fire management and control, weed control, and feral animal control and monitoring;
    • Asset and infrastructure development, management and maintenance.
  • Compliance and administration, including the development and implementation of policies and strategies
  • Insurance and asset management
  • Communications, fundraising and supporter event support
  • Telecommunications & Information Technology support
  • Project management for discrete infrastructure and procurement projects
  • Overseeing the implementation, compliance, administration and reporting of partnership contracts

To be successful, you will need:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role demonstration ‘on the ground’ results (preferably in an operational, service or project environment)
  • Ownership of responsibilities and project completion, showing initiative, problem solving and resourcefulness.
  • Strong organisational skills including demonstrated ability to ascertain and juggle competing priorities, executing a large number of tasks in an efficient and organised manner, and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Aptitude in learning and using new computer programs (TechOne finance system, web CMS) and systems (Tracertrack, EAM) including administration and management of data and outputs.
  • Proficiency in implementing and working with administrative and basic financial management processes plus developing and working to internal controls and processes.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of and experience with MS Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook), general computer and touch-typing skills, and ability to create (desirable) and maintain detailed spreadsheets.
  • A positive, mature attitude and strong work ethic.
  • Excellent communication skills including writing skills and demonstrated experience in drafting effective approval applications, letters, grants, reports and other correspondence. Professional telephone, email and interpersonal communication skills.
  • The ability to work effectively with a varied and diverse team within a geographically distributed organisation.
  • A background or interest in nature conservation is highly desirable.

This role is predominately office-based however from time-to-time, you may be required to travel to sites in rural and remote locations and can occasionally be away from an established field base. This is a great opportunity to be part of a growing, innovative, successful organisation which is helping shape the future of conservation in Australia.  Competitive remuneration is available for a candidate with suitable experience.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Australian  Wildlife  Conservancy  (AWC)  is  the  largest  private  (non-profit)  owner  of  land  for conservation  in  Australia,  protecting  endangered  wildlife at  31 sanctuaries in which  we  own  or manage in partnership, covering a total of more than 6.5 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, the Top End and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre.   With a focus on practical land management, informed by world-class science, AWC is implementing a dynamic new model for conservation.   

AWC’s mission - to deliver effective conservation for all native animal species and their habitats - is achieved by: 

  • Operations -delivering effective large-scale land management including fire management, feral animal control, weed control and infrastructure management. 
  • Science -delivering a nationally-coherent program of ecological surveys with a focus on monitoring key conservation assets and threats, conducting applied research relevant to wildlife conservation, implementing conservation programs including reintroductions, and providing advice to management.  
  • Fundraising -mobilising finance (primarily, tax deductible donations) from the general public and philanthropists including through effective communication of AWC conservation programs.

OneAWC ‘a cohesive, engaged, collaborative, high performing group guided by strong, effective leaders. A group of people who all understand AWC’s mission, vision and their role in contributing to the achievement of mission and vision, all connected and working towards a common purpose, guided by a set of shared values’. The delivery of AWC’s mission is highly reliant on all AWC working collaboratively with each other.

How to apply

Position Description : Assistant Operations Manager 2021

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