The Bellarine Catchment Network
The Bellarine Catchment Network (BCN) is a network of local environmental organisations. The BCN Vision is “The Bellarine Catchment Network region will work towards healthy, well connected and resilient wetlands, waterways and native vegetation ecosystems; sustainable agricultural and land management practices; and a community which is engaged and involved in protecting and managing the natural environment.”
The Bellarine Peninsula is 34,000 ha in area with 137 km of bay, estuary and ocean frontage. Only about 5% of it retains its original vegetation cover. It is largely rural, (sheep, cattle and cropping) with 7 growing urban centres and development across all town areas.
The Environmental Projects Facilitator’s key responsibility will be to develop and maintain the BCN Ramsar Wetland and Caring For Our Bays (CFOB) Program under direction of the Coastal Program Leader.
Whilst a 12-month contract, the intention is that this role / position will continue and every effort will be made to achieve this, however this cannot be guaranteed.
- Community awareness, involvement and capacity building
- Facilitate partnerships and information exchange
- Management Planning
- Evaluation, monitoring and reporting
- BCN Committee Support
- On Ground Works
- Other duties as required.
Key Selection Criteria
- Tertiary qualification or relevant experience in science, waste and litter management, natural resource management or approved equivalent qualification.
- Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills and a proven ability to liaise and engage with community groups, schools, businesses, government agencies, and community members.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding Ramsar Wetlands, Coastcare, issues relating to coastal management.
- Highly motivated person with well-developed organisational, prioritisation, time management and leadership skills.
- Proven ability to collect, analyse and evaluate information to produce professional, concise reports
- Good knowledge of marine / catchment processes, sustainable land management, Landcare and Coastcare.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of waste / litter management, the issues related to litter and best practice litter management principles.
- Previous participation in and organisation of community environmental programs.
- Experience in securing new or additional program investment, either in-kind or financial.
- Experience in preparing minutes, agendas and reports for committees.
- Knowledge of water quality and waterway protection issues and practices.
- Knowledge of vegetation identification, Ecological Vegetation Classes, establishment, rehabilitation and management techniques.
- Understanding of GIS /GPS.
- ACUP or other Certificates