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Regional Advocates x2 - East Gippsland

Emerald Link
  • Part time, flexible work arrangements by negotiation
  • East Gippsland location
  • Join a team of not-for-profit, regionally based advocates
  • Help support positive outcomes for local communities and the environment


The Emerald Link is a conservation economy proposal centred around the forests of East Gippsland. It proposes to protect the last intact native vegetation from the alps to the coast anywhere on mainland Australia. It looks to build social and economic opportunities in East Gippsland through forest protection, management and nature-based tourism, to build resilience in local communities, and keep people living and working in the region. More information on the proposal is here https://www.emeraldlink.com.au/.

The Emerald Link seeks applications for two regionally-based, part-time Regional Advocate roles to support promotion of the Emerald Link concept and lead local business and community advocacy for the Emerald Link proposal.

The roles will work collaboratively as part of a team of four Regional Advocates working across the East Gippsland region.


Each Regional Advocate is primarily responsible for promotion of the Emerald Link in their local Icon area while working as part of a larger team promoting opportunities across the East Gippsland region.

One role will work with local communities in the Coopracambra Coast Icon area (Mallacoota).

A second role will work with local communities in the Kuark Icon area (Cabbage Tree, Bemm River, Cann River, Orbost).

Each role involves a $10,000 contract to deliver on a work plan in your own time, over the course of 12 months starting Oct 2021 negotiable. Additional budget is available to cover transport and meeting costs.


  • Well networked and connected in East Gippsland, with an understanding of the barriers and opportunities in the area
  • Ability to work unsupervised, be self-motivated and accountable to multiple stakeholders
  • Public speaking skills

  • Report-writing skills

  • Qualifications or demonstrated experience in a in a community development role
  • Experience in working in community organisations

  • Competent use of commonly used computer software (MS office, internet, email, photos and cloud storage platforms such as Google Drive)
  • Experience in developing communication materials for a variety of audiences, including community, business and government

Contact Tom Crook, Emerald Link project facilitator, on 0417 557 114 for further information.

A position description is attached.

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