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Organisation : The Conservation Council of WA (CCWA)

Location : Perth

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Conservation & Environment

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Conservation Council of WA (CCWA)

About the role

  • Drive the sector protecting nature, biodiversity & advocating for climate in WA
  • Lead strategic direction ensuring a consultative, transparent culture
  • Work closely with an engaged board, committed member groups and philanthropists

The Organisation

The Conservation Council of WA (CCWA) has been a prominent and forthright voice for conservation for more than 50 years. Working with 100 environmental member organisations, communities, government, Traditional Owners, funders, industry and the media, CCWA ensures the protection and restoration of the natural environment. 

CCWA projects and campaigns range from local conservation projects to ending the era of fossil fuels, stopping biodiversity loss and promoting citizen science. CCWA is a unique mix of campaign group, environmental advocacy, hands-on conservation, and a forum for like-minded organisations and individuals. 

Benefits & Culture

  • Salary will be negotiated and likely to be in the $140K plus superannuation vicinity
  • Extensive opportunities for strategic leadership and to establish yourself in management
  • Open, collaborative and flexible work environment
  • Bring positive environmental change by contributing to policy direction and leading effective action 

The Role

This is a key leadership role within the WA conservation and environmental sector in which you will collaborate with members and other environment groups to initiate and facilitate new projects and campaigns whilst leading existing CCWA campaigns. You will be the spokesperson in the full range of public forums and build strategic liaisons with government and NGOs. 

Working closely with a newly appointed board president and vice president, committee members and staff, you will maintain a high standard of governance and secure CCWA’s sustainability by building highly consultative relationships with all stakeholder groups including members, funders, sponsors, supporters and other environmental organisations. 
You’ll inspire and collaboratively lead a passionate team, facilitating mentorship of the next generation of environmental campaigners in WA whilst developing an organisational culture to ensure CCWA is a purpose-led, supportive and empowering workplace.  

Skills Required

With demonstrated commitment to the conservation and environment sector and to CCWA’s values of kindness, courage and integrity, you are recognised for your high emotional intelligence and impactful leadership as a CEO, campaigner, policy or communications director, or similar.  
You bring a passion for protecting and conserving WA nature, preventing biodiversity loss and stopping fossil fuel expansion, together with understanding of political decision making. In addition to your strong stakeholder engagement and representational skills, your experience includes: 

  • Leading and mentoring high performing teams
  • Oversight of operations, finance, fundraising and governance
  • Change management and working collaboratively with an engaged board
  • Skills in media engagement and as a spokesperson

If being the voice for nature and a safe climate in Western Australia is your next career calling then please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required above quoting reference 1141458, or contact Hayley Martin at NGO Recruitment in Sydney to discuss your interest on (02) 8243 0570   

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested, we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

How to apply


Please quote in application: Executive Director via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #CEO_and_Senior_Management, #Management
Sector: #Conservation_and_Environment

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