Local Landcare Coordinator
Greater Sydney Landcare Network - Penrith NSW
$79,297 a year (pro rata) 
Part-time, Contract, Temporary, Remote


Primary Purpose of the Local Landcare Coordinator Role:

The core role of the Local Coordinator is that of a coordinator and enabler of Community Landcare and Landcare organisations. The Local Coordinator is charged with empowering Landcare to achieve their own goals in alignment with those of the NSW Landcare Program 2019-2023 (

The Local Coordinator will assist their Landcare networks and groups to directly interact with Landcare and agencies at the local district and network scale. They will focus on supporting Landcare organisations to enable participation in Landcare by individuals and subgroups. Their outcomes will be measured directly against key accountabilities.

Local Coordinators will work with their specific host organisations and the other Landcare groups/organisations across their regions to increase the capacity of these groups to deliver against the outcomes of the Program.

Local Coordinators will be expected to collaborate with a range of Landcare support mechanisms including other Local Coordinators, Regional Coordinators, Landcare Committees and Local Land Services.

The Local Coordinator is not a Project Officer, solely responsible for the delivery of other grant funded projects, however, should be a resource for Landcare to effectively partner, attract project funding and to empower successful delivery.

Key Accountabilities of the Local Landcare Coordinator:

· Support volunteer engagement and coordinate participation in natural resource management activities that address critical agricultural sustainability and environmental issues

· Support increased community engagement in Landcare with a particular focus on engagement with under 35-year-olds.

· Support increased governance and organisational process in Landcare organisations in their region. A knowledge of Salesforce would be useful.

· Providing support to groups, networks and landholders

· Undertake planning, develop partnerships and secure resourcing through project grants and other sources

· Support improvements in stability and long-term viability of Landcare in their region

· Work with Regional Coordinators to support the development and implementation of a Regional Priority Plan

· Embrace fee-for-service opportunities

· Facilitate linkages between Landcare activities/projects and Local Land Services and Landcare NSW strategic objectives

· Participation in and delivery of regional and state Community-of-Practice

· Monitor, evaluate and report on program outcomes.

Key Challenges for the Local Landcare Coordinator:

· Role is not specifically for the purpose of management of other funding programs, grants or projects

· Management of expectations of local Host Committee and those of other Landcare Communities within the Local Coordinator’s region

· Management of time and on ground funding constraints

· Management of part time role

· Management of priorities between delivery of on ground outcomes and service to Landcare community and program requirements such as reporting and attendance at Community-of-Practice events.

Key Relationships of the Local Landcare Coordinator:

· Host organisation committee

· Other Landcare Coordinators in their Region and across NSW

· Regional Landcare Coordinator

· Other Landcare staff

· Other Landcare Community members

· Local Land Services staff

· Local government Bushcare and biodiversity officers

· Program Management Team of the NSW Landcare Program

· Other potential partner stakeholders.

Capabilities and Focus Capabilities of a Local Landcare Coordinator:

More information please read more here.


To apply submit your resume and application responding to the Focus Capabilities as described above to

Contract length: 28 months

Application Deadline: 07/03/2021

Expected Start Date: 15/03/2021

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: Up to $79,297.00 per year


  • Travel reimbursement


  • Flexible hours


  • Bachelor Degree (Preferred)


  • Australian driver's licence (Required)

Work Eligibility:

  • Permitted to work permanently with no restriction on hours (e.g. citizen, permanent resident) (Required)

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitising, disinfecting or cleaning procedures in place

Project Coordinator,
Creating Canopies Program

Greater Sydney Landcare Network - Penrith NSW
Part-time, Contract, Temporary (up to Dec, 2022)

The Greater Sydney Landcare Network (GSLN) is an industry leader in helping local communities restore landscapes and bushland across the Sydney Region. Based in Penrith and working across the whole region we are now working with volunteers to plant 100,000 trees to help cool Sydney, improve biodiversity and absorb carbon. Join our trees team!

We are looking for a highly driven individual who loves working with community volunteers in the outdoors. Helping supervise and upskill tree planting volunteers, you will work with a small team of skilled Land carers and alongside the volunteers to help plant trees in some amazing locations. 

Ideally it will also be important for you to have experience in tree planting, planning for tree planting projects, working with volunteers, liaising with land managers and working with provenant native tree species.

One part time position is available – from March 2021 to December 2022. Hours are a minimum of 10 with opportunities for more as the project develops.

You will need to be a great communicator, self-motivated and love working as part of a team.

The successful applicants will enjoy a positive work environment and must share our passion and vision to be a leading preserver of habitat and biodiversity in Sydney through environmentally sound practices and innovation.

The office is based in Penrith and projects are across the Greater Sydney Region. You will need access to a vehicle – mileage to sites is remunerated per kilometre as per ATO guidelines.

To apply and for further information contact the Project Manager via email or phone 0409 300 349

Applications close midnight Sunday, 7th of March 2021.

Please also consider:
  • How many years' experience do you have as a project coordinator?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Which of the following First Aid accreditations do you currently hold?
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