employment - positions vacant


At Conservation Volunteers we believe that we should offer everyone an opportunity to be involved in managing and protecting a healthy and sustainable environment. If you share that vision and would like to make a critical contribution to seeing it achieved, then consider joining our team of passionate and enthusiatic staff.

As a team, we make it possible for thousands of volunteers, both local and international, to join us every year to help plant thousands of trees, clear hectares of weeds, improve river health, save endangered species and protect our cultural heritage.


As a not-for-profit organisation we make use of various options to make our package as attractive as possible, but we also acknowledge that the people who join us do it for more than the money - it is about using your particular qualifications and skills to make a real difference.

For more information on any of these vacancies, email employment@cva.org.au  


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Positions Vacant

Green Army Supervisor
- Melbourne, VIC (6 month contract)
- Greater Sydney, NSW (6 month contract)
Nowra-Shoalhaven LGA, NSW (6 month contract)
Roxby Downs, SA (6 month contract)
Central Coast Penguin Area, TAS (6 month contract)

Green Army is an Australian Government initiative that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia. Conservation Volunteers is proud to be a provider for this program.  

We are seeking to employ Supervisors who will be responsible for the safety, welfare, training and supervision of Green Army participants aged 17 – 24, working on conservation projects throughout Australia.

Position Description – Green Army Supervisor

To apply: Forward resume and document addressing the Key Selection Criteria available on the Position Description to employment@cva.org.au clearly stating the location for which you would like to be considered for.

Applications close February 1, 2015

Team Leader - Greater Sydney, NSW (Casual)

The casual team leader is responsible for the safety, welfare and supervision of volunteers doing practical conservation work, ensuring our volunteers enjoy a positive project experience whilst working within the boundaries of occupational health and safety requirements.

For success in this role you will need knowledge and experience in the application of Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures, sound knowledge of practical terrestrial conservation activities, excellent people management and training skills, good organizational skills and the ability to complete simple reports in a timely manner.


Applications addressing the key selection criteria which can be found in the position description, plus resume, to be received at employment@cva.org.au by Sunday February 1, 2015


Volunteer Engagement Officer - Warrnambool (Full Time)

Conservation Volunteers is Australia’s leading practical conservation organisation. Each day, we manage teams of volunteers undertaking priority projects across Australia and New Zealand which make a significant contribution to our environment. 

We are currently seeking a Volunteer Engagement Officer (VEO) in Warrnambool to recruit volunteers for our diverse and exciting range of environmental projects.


In this role, it may sometimes be necessary to work outside normal office hours to assist and organize volunteers.

Applications, addressing the Key Selection Criteria, available in the Position Description, and resume, are to be received at employment@cva.org.au by Monday February 2, 2015

Payroll Officer (Green Army) - Ballarat, VIC (3 year Full-time)

Conservation Volunteers is seeking a Payroll Officer to be responsible for administering the payroll function on a National scale to ensure all our Green Army participants are paid in a timely, accurate and confidential manner.

We are looking for someone with experience in using the Attaché payroll system to process the payroll for our Green Army participants. The successful candidate will also need to have a high attention to detail, the ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.


Please forward applications addressing the key selection criteria found in the position description, plus resume, to employment@cva.org.au by Sunday February 8, 2015.


Green Army Supervisor - Eastern Melbourne

The Green Army is an Australian Government initiative that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia. Conservation Volunteers is proud to be a provider for this program.  

We are seeking to employ a Supervisor who will be responsible for the safety, welfare, training and supervision of Green Army participants aged 17 – 24, working on conservation projects in the Mt Beauty area.

We suggest you visit www.environment.gov.au/land/green-army to gain a good understanding of this program if you are interested in joining Conservation Volunteer’s as a Team leader.


To apply: Forward resume and document addressing the Key Selection Criteria available on the Position Description to employment@cva.org.au clearly stating the location of the position for which you are applying in the Subject of the email.

Applications close Sunday, February 15, 2015

NOTE: Applicants who have responded to recent advertisements for Team Leaders placed in local papers need not re-apply as their applications will be considered for these roles.


Regional Manager - Launceston, Tas

The Regional Manager – Launceston is responsible for developing strong business relationships and promoting our range of programs with partner organisations.

We are looking for someone with experience in marketing and project management, networking, well developed communication skills and sound organisational skills. Experience in the conservation industry will be an advantage.


Application addressing the key selection criteria which can be found in the position description, plus resume, to be received at employment@cva.org.au by Sunday February 15, 2015


Environmental Trainers - Various Locations (Full-time/Part-time/Casual)

In the Trainer role you will be responsible for delivering and assessing nationally accredited qualifications and units of competency. The ability to work effectively in a team with other CVA staff will ensure that training is a real source of benefit for our volunteers and participants.

For success in this role, the Trainer must possess the Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40110) and have demonstrated experience in training and assessment in conservation and land management.


Applications, addressing the Key Selection Criteria, available in the Position Description, and resume, are to be received at employment@cva.org.au by Sunday March 1, 2015


Green Army Supervisor - All Australia

The Green Army is an Australian Government initiative that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia. Conservation Volunteers is proud to be a provider for this program.  

We are seeking to employ a Supervisor who will be responsible for the safety, welfare, training and supervision of Green Army participants aged 17 – 24, working on conservation projects in various locations around Australia.

We suggest you visit www.environment.gov.au/land/green-army to gain a good understanding of this program if you are interested in joining Conservation Volunteer’s as a Team leader.


To apply: Forward resume and document addressing the Key Selection Criteria available on the Position Description to employment@cva.org.au clearly stating the location of the position for which you are applying in the Subject of the email.

Applications close Sunday, March 1, 2015


Casual Team Leader - All Australia

The casual Team Leader is responsible for the safety, welfare and supervision of volunteers doing practical conservation work, ensuring our volunteers enjoy a positive project experience whilst working within the boundaries of occupational health and safety requirements.

For success in this role you will need knowledge and experience in the application of Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures, sound knowledge of practical terrestrial conservation activities, excellent people management and training skills, good organizational skills and the ability to complete simple reports in a timely manner.


Applications addressing the key selection criteria which can be found in the position description, plus resume, to be received at employment@cva.org.au by Sunday March 1, 2015



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