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Senior Campaigner

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW is the state’s peak environment organisation, representing over 160 local, state and national environment organisations in NSW.


The purpose of this role is to win concrete results for nature in accordance with NCC’s priority issues and strategic objectives by:

  • Preparing high quality research, situation analysis, and power analysis to inform campaign objectives on issues that align to NCC’s priorities;
  • Co-ordinating NCC campaign team members to develop strategic campaign plans;
  • Driving campaign actions that overcome political and other barriers;
  • Engaging supporters, member groups, donors and the community to defend nature; and
  • Fostering and coordinating NCC strategic alliances.


  • Design and deliver strategic plans to achieve concrete impacts, aligned with our goals;
  • Identify opportunities to progress NCC’s policy agenda, and respond to emerging threats to nature, climate or other NCC interests;
  • Foster strategic alliances to pursue NCCs campaign objectives.
  • Engage supporters, member groups, donors and the community through practical and meaningful campaign actions designed to make a tangible difference to campaign objectives;
  • Compile real-world policy solutions by engaging industry experts and movement thinkers.
  • Write clear, compelling communications with all target audiences to shape the public debate
  • Embody values of creativity, boldness, and an appetite for risk-taking, and contribute to an inclusive and caring work culture.
  • Seek out opportunities to work in solidarity and centre the voices of First Nations peoples in our campaigns.


Talent & Capabilities

  • A sound knowledge and understanding of the NSW political process, power dynamics, and key players;
  • A strong 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.

Skills & Experience

  • Significant (5+ 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.

Extra Points for

  • Experience with NSW native forests policy, laws, history and stakeholders;
  • Existing working relationships with a variety of MPs, staff and media in NSW Parliament; and
  • Tertiary qualifications in environmental planning, law, policy or science.

For more information, please contact:

Brad Smith
Campaigns Director
02 9516 1488

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