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National Forest Campaigner - Sydney

Employer: The Wilderness Society Ltd
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Conservation & Land Management, Environment & Sustainability
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 07 August, 2018.
Applications close: 22 August, 2018.

Who We Are

The Wilderness Society is an independent advocacy organisation supported by around 30,000 members. We campaign to protect, promote and restore wilderness and natural processes. Since 1976, we have helped to protect  the Franklin River, Fraser Island, Tasmania’s Forests, James Price Point in the Kimberley and advocated for the creation of numerous World Heritage Areas. Today, we're training a new generation of volunteer campaign leaders with a national leading  community organising program, while building support for effective and lasting change through our communications.

The Position

The National Forest Campaigner role will spearhead the creation and implementation of a new national campaign to protect Australia’s forests and reform the native forest logging industry. The role will implement strategy across national and state forest campaigns - including deforestation and national laws campaigns, working with TWS National Campaign Director and campaign leaders in Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales.

The role involves building relationships with key stakeholders, fostering strategic partnerships and participating in government, industry and certification processes in order to maximise forest campaign opportunities. You will provide advice including plans for implementation for media, lobbying and campaign actions.

Note: This position will require work outside of standard 9-5 business hours.

The Benefits

Be part of one of Australia’s largest environmental advocacy organisations with over 40 years of success. We’re committed to looking after our staff by offering fair pay and fantastic benefits, including:

  • Flexible working conditions - Melbourne, Sydney or Hobart location preferred but flexible
  • Work-life balance
  • Five weeks annual leave
  • Ongoing career and professional development

If this is you, we want to hear from you!

We recommend that you review the position description, attached below, for further information and to inform your application content.

How to apply for this job

Applicants are required to address the below-targeted questions, and along with your CV email your application to using the subject line: National Forest Campaigner application via EthicalJobs.

  • Question 1: Outline the key threats to Australia’s native forests posed by logging and the strategies and tactics you would employ to enable the permanent protection of these forests
  • Question 2: Explain the personal and campaigner qualities you would bring to this role which would support the achievement of campaign objectives and which would enrich and strengthen the organisation.

Applications close Wednesday 22nd August 2018 at 5:00 pm.  

If you have any questions please contact Lyndon Schneiders by emailing

Supporting materials  CC_National Forest Campaigner_PD 2018.pdf