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Darebin Creek Management Committee

The Organisation

Darebin Creek Management Committee (DCMC) is a not-for-profit organisation whose role is to bring together community groups, Councils, landowners, other organisations and members of the public, to take a shared interest in caring for the Darebin Creek and associated bushlands. Darebin Creek arises in Woodstock in Melbourne’s peri-urban fringe and meets the Yarra in Alphington. Along the way the health of the Creek is challenged by increasing urbanisation, habitat loss and degradation, litter and chemical pollution and increased visitation. There are also a number of legacy issues as in the past the Creek was the site of quarries, municipal landfill, and for some a casual dumping ground.

As well as a place for relaxation and informal recreation our aim is to enhance the value of Darebin Creek as a conservation corridor and a place where the relationship between people and nature is deepened.

The Position

The role of Coordinator is pivotal within DCMC. You will lead a small team covering a range of activities aimed at engaging and enthusing local communities to participate in improving the social and environmental values of the Creek. Our schools and community education program is highly regarded and much in demand. You will work with organisations responsible for the management of the Creek and its bushlands to achieve a strategic, consistent and harmonised approach to land use and development. You will manage programs and projects to deliver on-ground activities and events to improve community wellbeing, and conservation values. You will provide expert advice to help inform higher level plans and policies.

The Person

You will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and preferably experience in engaging community groups in conservation;
  • Experience in leading, supporting and inspiring staff and volunteers;
  • An ability to forge collaborative partnerships with a range of organisations, institutions and external groups;
  • Experience in managing projects to ensure delivery of high quality and timely results, and financial accountability;
  • Technical knowledge to allow you to provide input to strategic plans and policies;
  • Personal attributes: self-motivated, flexible, adaptable and resilient;
  • A strong focus on workplace health and safety.

A full position Description is attached below.

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