Overview

Full-time 12 month contract

We are seeking a friendly, enthusiastic and proactive person to fill the role of Conservation Officer in our Perth Office.  As the Conservation Officer, you will be responsible for the promotion and coordination of volunteer engagement within the region and have full responsibility for leading some practical conservation team based activities. To be successful in this role, you will have several years demonstrated experience within the volunteer sector, combined with skills and experience in leading team activities.

In doing this you will be contributing to the achievement of our Mission Statement:  “To attract and manage volunteers to participate in projects which protect or enhance our environment and heritage”.

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For success as a Conservation Officer, you will need:
Effective presentation skills in order to create and maintain strategic community involvement networks and recruit volunteers
Experience in working with community groups
Ability to maintain statistics, record information and provide reports as required
Professional phone manner, broad experience in database management and Microsoft office suite
Organisational and prioritisation skills to ensure the office functions in an ordered but friendly manner
Knowledge and experience in the application of OHS policies and procedures
Interest in practical conservation work and the ability to lead projects
Essential Qualifications & Attributes
Excellent communication skills, including writing and grammar skills, and ability to deliver Volunteer Information Sessions to potential new volunteers
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
The ability to motivate and inspire people
Demonstrated capacity for providing good customer service
Valid Full Drivers Licence (mandatory)
In this role, it will be necessary to lead teams from time to time and to work outside normal office hours to assist and organise volunteers.  This position would ideally suit a local candidate and preference will be given to applicants already living within the region.