Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority (GHCMA)

Executive Manager – Land Health and Biodiversity

Job Description

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for either secondment of direct employment of an Executive Manager for our Land Health and Biodiversity Team, for a 4-month period from June to October 2022.

About Us

The Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority (CMA) was established in 1997 to effectively and efficiently deliver land, water and biodiversity programs that protect and enhance landscapes as well as support thriving communities.

We connect individuals and interest groups who live on, work with, and enjoy our land and waterways with reliable information, valuable opportunities, and inspirational motivation so that the community is informed, empowered, and enabled to create a sustainable South West Victoria.

We achieve this by employing passionate people who deliver our projects through the entire catchment area.

About the role

As a member of the Glenelg Hopkins CMA Executive Team, the Executive Manager – Land Health and Biodiversity, is charged with delivering a diverse range of partnership, environmental and community based natural resource management (NRM) programs, projects and activities that aim to improve and enhance the condition of the region’s land and biodiversity resources.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our award-winning and highly regarded CMA, and assist in overseeing some of the most significant biodiversity and land health programs across Victoria.

These programs include, but are not limited to, cultural burning programs with Traditional Owners, digital innovation in agriculture projects Landcare projects, recovery of threatened species such as the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Hooded Plover, Australasian Bittern, and programs focussed on wetlands and grasslands of the Victorian Volcanic Plains.

The position provides strategic leadership to a high performing, multi-disciplinary team of technical experts and works in collaboration with a range of Government and non-government partners and stakeholders.

About You

The successful applicant will have well developed leadership and communication skills, along with the ability to build relationships. The role has an emphasis on brokering partnerships with an integrated catchment management approach. You will hold qualifications and experience in environmental science (or related discipline) and have experience in a leadership role.

Values & Benefits

Our organisation is committed to our three key values of ‘Pro-active, Professional and Innovative’ that underpin our workplace culture. Employees are provided with a range of challenging, rewarding and diverse work, with access to flexible working arrangements, health and wellbeing initiatives and professional development opportunities.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence .
  • Current National Police Check and Working with Children Check (can be obtained prior to appointment).
  • Must be able to work in line with the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions.
  • Completion of a pre-employment medical declaration prior to interview and/or independent physical assessment (if required).


4 months (6 June to 7 October 2022).

This allows for one week handover either side of the incumbents leave.

The position is full-time, with options for flexible working arrangements, including remote work and/or use of our offices in Hamilton and Warrnambool (with a minimum of three days in the Hamilton office).

Remuneration & FTE

Executive level remuneration (range $140k-$160k TRP) based on experience. TRP may cover accommodation and travel on negotiation and if required.

Date published:


Closing date:

09-May-2022, 9am

Job Summary

Hamilton Location
Undefined Job Type
Salary $140,000-160,000 per year


Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority (GHCMA)