Caring for our Bays Coordinator (pt) – Bellarine Catchment Network – Bellarine VIC

Caring for our Bays Coordinator (pt)
Bellarine Catchment NetworkBellarine VIC

$55,000 – $75,000 a year

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 position

This position has the primary function of delivering the Project and Grant ‘Caring For our Bays’, which aims to lift the profile and appreciation of Corio Bay and the Bellarine shoreline of Port Phillip Bay, raise awareness of litter and its impact and reduce the amount of litter, sediments and nutrients that enter the waterways and ultimately bays.

The incumbent will provide strategic leadership, management and support to the operations of the Caring for our Bays program, and will implement and coordinate government and corporate grants, programs and groups in litter and waterway management, community awareness, capacity building and participation that relate to CFOB and linked BCN programs.

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 of marketing and social media communications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of waste / litter management, the issues related to litter and best practice litter management principles.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Coastcare and 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 within time constraints.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment.


  • Good knowledge of marine / catchment processes, sustainable land management, Landcare and Coastcare.
  • 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.
  • A good Knowledge of vegetation identification, Ecological Vegetation Classes, establishment, rehabilitation and management techniques.
  • Ability to use word processors and software packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Understanding of GIS /GPS.
  • ACUP Certificate

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