Landcare NSW is the peak body of community-led conservation and natural resource management in NSW. With up to 3000 Landcare Groups and 60,000 volunteers, Landcare NSW is the conduit between local Landcare communities and funders and decision-makers, supporting local Landcare communities by providing resources and representation.
The NSW Government investment into the NSW Landcare Program and other large-scale projects has enabled the ongoing success of the organisation. The Landcare NSW & Local Land Services (LLS) partners with 50 organisations including hosts who collectively directly employ a total of approximately 100 staff including 84 Landcare coordinators across NSW and a small corporate team, that facilitate support to local and regional volunteers.
Landcare NSW and its member groups, contribute to the employment of 30,000 people including contractors, administration, support, and services in small businesses, and generates total revenues from grants of more than $30m p.a., including the NSW Government-funded NSW Landcare Program.
Surpluses from the movement are invested directly back into regional NSW making it unique to the landscape management and ecosystem services service delivery market.
Landcare Business Support Leader
The Landcare Business Support Leader, reporting to the Landcare Program Manager, will focus on all functions of Landcare groups that underpin their capacity to deliver on their strategic objectives including, but not limited to, governance, ﬁnancial management, human resources, operations management, fundraising, and will provide advice, assistance and support where gaps are identiﬁed.
It is the responsibility of the role to identify and provide the appropriate support, training, and education. This includes scheduled and unscheduled support face-to-face sessions in regional NSW.
The role will provide timely and accurate data and feedback to Landcare as to the common issues that are hindering Landcare Groups from enhancing their capacity to deliver. This will allow strategic programs to be developed and delivery by the NSW Landcare Program to all participants. Additionally provides the same advice to the Member Services Leader to be designed as potential services offer by Landcare NSW to its members. The objective is to lift the overall capacity of the Landcare movement in NSW.
The Landcare Business Support Leader works directly with the NSW Landcare Program Team and with Landcare Member Groups and the Regional and Local Landcare Coordinators to identify enhancements to current capacity and developed and deliver the additional capacity initiatives.
The outcome is to ensure Landcare Member organisations (i.e. groups) to meet their strategic targets, Landcare Program obligations, thereby lifting the overall performance and value provided by Landcare in NSW & LLS partnership.
Other roles and responsibilities
The role will be responsible and accountable for:
- Reviewing and assessing Local Priority Plans and measures if these are on track to meet what was planned, and to assist the coordinators to achieve the plans
- Ensuring day-to-day Coordinator activities, planned work, are aligned with program outcomes
- Identifying, recommending, and implementing solutions to issues impacting Host Organisations
- Developing relevant Governance Health Check and ensuring that the Governance Health Checks has been completed by Host Organisations and that identify gaps are addressed by the Capacity Building objectives.
- Working with the whole Landcare NSW Team to design member services that will mitigate identiﬁed business risks, such as, bookkeeping, HR & IR services, and cultural engagement
- Developing and defining data to be collected by participants and ensuring it is captured in the appropriate systems.
- Providing supporting Landcare Networks to develop bid for grants and other funding sources.
Previous experience and capabilities
The ideal candidate will have the following qualiﬁcations, experience and attributes:
- Proven experience in leading/managing a small commercial or NFP organisation, with responsibility for governance, ﬁnancial management, operations, and human resources
- Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills demonstrating a coaching style
- Business development and/or fundraising experience
- Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing
- Excellent negotiation and conﬂict resolution skills
- Able to prioritise tasks and manage time eﬀectively
- Be a self-starter and able to work alone as well as part of a geographically dispersed team
- Has a strong sense of purpose
- Has a strategic mindset but is also able to identify and manage tactical issues
Tertiary qualiﬁcations in business management and/or business/project management.
Please forward your resumé along with a short (no more than 2 page) cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close 5pm 25 March 2022.
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