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Operations Manager - Wilinggin Indigenous Protected Area - Broome

Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Broome, WA

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the effective conservation of Australia’s threatened wildlife and the habitats in which they live. AWC owns and manages more land than any other private conservation organisation in Australia - 29 properties, covering more than 6.5 million hectares - protecting more than 1,200 fauna species through active land management informed by strategic scientific research.

Seven of these sanctuaries are located in the Kimberley region. Mornington, Marion Downs, Tableland and Charnley-River along with three partnerships including the Dambimangari Indigenous Protected Area, Wilinggin Indigenous Protected Area and the Yampi Sound Training Area which cover a combined area of over 4.3 million ha and protect numerous threatened habitats and species. The Wildlife Link Centre for Research and Conservation at Mornington is the base for an award-winning land management and science program.

AWC is seeking an experienced Operations Manager to oversee AWC’s partnership program across the 1.75 million hectare Wilinggin Indigenous Protected Area. The base of operations is still to be determined in the first year of the agreement, however the successful candidate will divide their time between Derby, Charnley-River and Gibb River with frequent travel across the Wilinggin IPA. At times you may be required to travel to other AWC Sanctuary’s across the Kimberley and nationally to provide assistance.

The successful candidate will have wide range of experience in remote area management and sound knowledge of conservation and land management. You will be capable of working collaboratively with a wide range of people including sanctuary managers, land managers, scientists, volunteers, visitors, indigenous rangers and be committed to helping AWC develop and implement a new model for conservation.

This is a rare opportunity to use your management skills and experience to help save Australia’s wildlife and the habitats in which they live. The successful applicant will be offered a competitive salary, based on skills and experience.

Please visit our website or see the supporting document for a detailed job description for this role www.australianwildlife.org/work-with-awc/careers.

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