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Nature Campaigner

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW is the state’s peak environment organisation, representing over 190 local, state and national environment organisations in NSW.

Our Values

Inspiration: we believe in the work we do and strive to inspire others to respect and protect nature.

Respect: we respect the views and opinions of others and consider, fairly and openly, views that might be different to our own.

Integrity: we are professional and honest in our working relationships, and transparent and accountable in our decision-making processes.

Collaboration: we believe we are stronger as a movement and value our culture of participation and building strong partnerships to achieve our goals.

Leadership: we provide leadership through empowerment, sound governance and an inspiring vision.

Recognition: we acknowledge the role First Nations People play in protecting the land and water. NCC undertakes to act in solidarity and partnership with First Nations People in all our work.

Role purpose

This role’s purpose is to win concrete results for nature in accordance with NCC’s priority issues and strategic objectives, through situation analysis, campaign planning, and driving tactics and actions alongside NCC teams and networks. This role will have a focus on engaging supporters, member groups, alliances, donors and the community in political opportunities to defend important habitats across NSW.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Develop and execute strategic plans to achieve concrete impacts, aligned with our organisation's goals;
  • Work with NCC teams to deliver our forests and habitat campaigns;
  • Prioritise campaign activities to ensure NCC’s effort is focused on the most urgent issues to create lasting change for nature and our climate;
  • Foster strategic alliances and coordinate with the NSW climate and nature movements and industry experts as required;
  • Seek out opportunities to work in solidarity and centre the voices of First Nations peoples in our campaigns;
  • Engage supporters, member groups, donors and the community through practical and meaningful campaign actions designed to make a tangible difference to campaign objectives;
  • Research and compile real-world policy solutions to campaign objectives by engaging industry experts and movement thinkers;
  • Produce clear, compelling communications alongside the communications team to shape the public debate; 
  • Embody values of creativity, boldness, an appetite for risk-taking, and contribute to an inclusive and caring work culture.


  • Two or more years legislative or issue advocacy campaign experience with a political office, not-for-profit, trade union or similar organisation. Note NCC is a non-partisan organisation and welcomes candidates from across the political spectrum who share our core values.
  • An ability to design campaign strategies and tactics that get results.
  • An ability to build and maintain strong relationships and collaborative partnerships with allies, member groups and other stakeholders.
  • A talent for crafting clear and compelling campaign communications.

Extra points for

  • Experience with NSW native forest and land management policy, laws, history and stakeholders;
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of the NSW political process, power dynamics, and key players;
  • Existing working relationships with a variety of MPs, staff and media in NSW Parliament

Education: Relevant tertiary qualifications

Location: Sydney, NSW. Remote work also considered on request

How to apply

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