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Join a dynamic team with a successful track record in achieving change to address one of the leading threats facing Australia’s wildlife.
The Conservation Officer/Director will develop and deliver advocacy and outreach activities under the ISC strategic plan and yearly work plan.
Location: Location in the vicinity of Canberra, Sydney or Melbourne. Other locations within easy travel to these cities will be considered. The Invasive Species Council supports decentralised working arrangements.
The Invasive Species Council is a non-government donor-funded organisation that seeks better laws and policies to protect the Australian environment from weeds, feral animals, insects, pathogens and other invaders. Formed in 2002, we were the first environment group in the world to focus solely on invasive species.
The organisation’s focus is on prevention and early action, addressing the threat before it becomes entrenched. Our primary objective is to achieve improvements to state and federal laws, institutions and practices to systematically lower the risk of new invasive species establishing in Australia.
The Invasive Species Council increasingly undertakes prevention and early action activities including risk identification and on-ground eradication.
Our organisation has an impressive track record of achieving change. Over recent years we played a major role in securing $411 million over ten years to eradicate red fire ants from south east Queensland and to establish the office of Chief Environmental Biosecurity, co-hosted the inaugural Australian Biosecurity Symposium and jointly conducted ground-breaking research to identify harmful invasive insects that could establish in Australia.
Our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, our 2019 Plan to Protect Australia from Deadly Invasive Species and other background information can be found on our website: invasives.org.au.