Sustainable Agriculture Facilitator

Join the front lines in helping farmers transition to more sustainable practices for emissions reduction and increased climate resilience on-farm.

South West NRM is seeking a Sustainable Agriculture Facilitator to join our growing team. Working closely with Program Manager for Sustainable Agriculture, this role will contribute to the organisation’s development and delivery of its Sustainable Agriculture program, environmental conservation and natural resource management.

  • Bunbury-based
  • Flexible hours

Why work for us?

We’re an inquisitive bunch, with big ambition to deliver game-changing solutions to environmental issues – and we’re purposefully agile and creative to make sure we get there! Working in a scientific discipline we also remain objective and respectful in everything we do. We love getting out there and interacting with our many stakeholders – so the opportunity to learn and influence is great, and it makes for the collaboration that underpins our success.

At South West NRM you will both support and feel supported. You’ll be empowered to innovate, communicate and achieve great outcomes for yourself, the organisation and our environmental purpose. We’ll provide you with training and development, flexible hours and the opportunity to spend two days per week working from home.

The Role

This position forms part of the Operations Team and will work closely with the Program Manager for Sustainable Agriculture. The role requires someone skilled in communication and engagement and sustainable agriculture practices.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Engaging and informing farmers, landholders, community groups, and agriculture industries about climate-smart, sustainable agriculture practices – including best practice natural resource management, biodiversity and carbon markets, and practices that support emissions reduction and build climate resilience on-farm.
  • Connect farmers, groups and agriculture industries with trusted advisors to achieve climate-smart, sustainable agriculture outcomes and engagement with new and emerging carbon and biodiversity markets.
  • Support the delivery of climate-smart, sustainable agriculture projects. This may include assisting with events, communication activities, and engaging with First Nations peoples and organisations.
  • Review and update the Work Plan, which will consider key threats to sustainable agriculture, activities to address threats, risk management, stakeholder engagement, and communications plans.
  • Report quarterly to the Australian Government on the delivery of the Plan.

Who we’re looking for

We’re seeking a person passionate about sustainable agriculture to engage and communicate with farmers, groups and industries to achieve sustainable agriculture outcomes.

The successful applicant will possess the following:

  • Degree, diploma or demonstrated experience in working in environmental science, agricultural science or conservation and land management.
  • Willingness to engage with external stakeholders such as farmers, agricultural industry bodies, researchers, government, community groups, Aboriginal organisations, private consultants, and volunteers.
  • Proven self-confidence in verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Written communication skills and experience with social media and other communication platforms
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage own time and priorities.
  • Ability to work in an ever-changing environment with a flexible ‘can do’ and proactive attitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and think ‘out of the box.’
  • Demonstrated personal drive and integrity by taking pride in own work and deliverables.
  • Australian Residency or eligibility to legally work in Australia.

What’s on offer

  • This is a part-time role with a 4 year fixed term with option to extend, located in Bunbury.
  • A salary range of $85,000 to $90,000 pa pro rata based on relevant experience and qualifications, plus 11% superannuation.
  • There is flexibility to work 11.5 hours per week between Monday and Wednesday, or other days of the week if and when required.
  • 20 days pa pro rata personal leave.

How to apply

Visit the link below for full Position Description.

To apply for this role, please send a CV and cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role to Jodie Rowell, [email protected], by 5PM 12th March 2024.

Applications will be assessed as received and interviews scheduled accordingly.

Aboriginality is preferred for this position (refer Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA), as amended).


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