Nillumbik Landcare Network Facilitator

$95,082 - $103,461 yearly
  • Nillumbik Shire Council
  • 34 Civic Drive, Greensborough VIC, Australia
  • Dec 29, 2020
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Job Description

Greensborough, Australia

Reference: 5315942

  • Band 6 - $95,082 to $103,461 which includes 9.5% super, annual leave loading and monthly RDO
  • Full-time, fixed-term role to 30 June 2021
  • Working with people to care for the environment
  • Based in Greensborough

About Nillumbik

The Shire of Nillumbik is located 25 kilometres from Melbourne's CBD. The Shire covers an area of 430 square kilometres with the southern boundary of the Shire being the Yarra River, and the North-Eastern boundary extending to the Kinglake Ranges.

Nillumbik Shire Council offers its community a wide range of services from all of life stage care and development programs, environmental, leisure and recreational opportunities, through to vibrant tourism, cultural and artistic programs and events, and includes a state-of-the-art waste management system and infrastructure.

Feedback from staff about why they enjoy working at Nillumbik is about the people, helping our community and the diverse and ever-changing landscape of Local Government.

About the role

You will be supporting the effective operation and positive outcomes of the Nillumbik Landcare Network (11 Landcare groups), working closely with its representative board. The Landcare Network supports Nillumbik's rural landholders to care for the natural environment and adopt sustainable agriculture, through collaborative relationships aligned with its strategic document "Caring for our rural landscape".

Current grant funding for this role ceases on 30 June 2021. We hope to be invited to apply for funding to continue to host a Landcare Facilitator but this is not certain.


  • Facilitate the successful operation and outcomes of the Nillumbik Landcare Network
  • Establish and drive strategic collaborative land management working groups
  • Facilitate the network and member groups to design projects to attract funding
  • Facilitate the Landcare member groups and public agencies to coordinate action

Skills and experience

  • Tertiary qualification(s) in community development, natural resource management or similar
  • Experience/knowledge in best practice community capacity building and partnership development
  • Sound understanding of the principles and practices of group facilitation
  • Developed understanding of Landcare, its objectives and issues affecting it, broadly and in the Nillumbik context.
  • Ability to manage, plan and organise own work to deliver within agreed timelines


  • Great career development opportunity
  • Work with community people caring for the natural environment
  • Work alongside skilled and passionate professionals in a team culture

How to apply

  • Read the Position Description (available on our careers website)
  • Click on Apply Now and fill in the relevant information including the Key Selection Criteria
  • Upload a copy of your current resume and cover letter

Applications close at 10 pm on the 10 January 2021 and applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their application at the time it is submitted. If you have not received confirmation within 12 hours, please contact Human Resources at

Nillumbik Shire Council is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, and strongly encourages applications from people from all walks of life. We believe diversity of thinking fosters innovation and delivers better outcomes for everyone, and we value a workforce that's a match for our diverse community.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this position may be required to initially work from home. It is an expectation that the successful candidate will have access to an appropriate home 'work' space which includes an appropriate desk with sufficient legroom and a suitable chair. As part of the recruitment process, the preferred candidate may be asked to provide photo evidence that they have an appropriate and safe place to work. Job-required IT equipment will be provided, however, the preferred candidate will need an internet connection.

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and agree to provide information for pre-employment checks if required for the position. This position is subject to satisfactory Police Check prior to commencement. Pre-employment checks are not used by Nillumbik Shire Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Applications Close: 10 Jan 2021

Job Closing Date

Jan 10, 2021