Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator

Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2020
 Full Time
 Landscape Health
 Other
 Large scale
 Agronomy & services
 Biodiversity
 Natural Resource Management

Position Description

Wimmera CMA and the Wimmera Landcare community work in partnership to improve management of land, water and biodiversity and to improve the sustainability, productivity and profitability of agriculture. The contribution of Landcare and farmer groups in our region is recognised and celebrated. Our aim is to maximise opportunities for activities to be designed and led by groups. To achieve this, Wimmera CMA provides a workplace and work practices that embrace, reflect, respect and promote the diversity of our community and support inclusion and participation for all. This is supported by a workplace culture built on respect that is inclusive, adaptive and agile and supports increased participation by all members of our community in the protection of our natural environment.

Wimmera CMA offers flexible working arrangements and considers part-time and job-share applications for all positions.  A steering group with representation from across the Wimmera Landcare community will help guide each stage of the Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator (RALF) program in line with funding objectives.

The purpose and scope of the position is defined by the Australian Government: the Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator (RALF) will act as a key contact point for farmers, industry and community groups, and will support agriculture-related project services in the region. The role is expected to engage with land managers, local and regional Landcare groups, farming systems or grower groups and related community organisations to support the community within their region to achieve Australian Government objectives for sustainable agriculture and natural resources outcomes.

The RALF role will focus predominantly on working with community members and groups that have a sustainable agriculture focus. The RALF will assist Wimmera CMA in all aspects relating to the regional Landcare community and sustainable agriculture including statutory and strategy, delivery and corporate services. 

Key Selection Criteria

Essential:

  1. An understanding of Wimmera communities and our agricultural landscape.
  2. An understanding of best practice land management in the Wimmera.
  3. Proven ability to support community groups and landholders including ability to support the development of project proposals and funding bids led by groups.
  4. Demonstrated sound communication and interpersonal skills.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a multi-disciplinary team.
  6. Ability to facilitate a range of activities independently and within short time constraints.

Desirable:

  • A strong understanding and appreciation of the importance of positive organisational culture.
  • An appreciation of the Wimmera CMA’s activities, responsibilities and strategic directions.
  • Knowledge and experience using computers and software applications, particularly Microsoft products.
  • A current first aid certificate.
  • Experience in the operation of a 4WD vehicle.
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