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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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Aimee Silla - Fauna Conservationist
Jono McPhail - Land Conservationist


Positions Vacant

Green Army Supervisor - Newcastle NSW (wetlands experience)

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. Wetlands experience would be desirable.

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 that you are applying for in the Subject of the email.

Applications close Monday, March 15, 2015


Green Army Supervisor - Penrith NSW (2 positions available)

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 that you are applying for in the Subject of the email.

Applications close Monday, March 15, 2015


Green Army Supervisor - TAS

- Launceston
- Scottsdale
- Hobart

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 Tasmania in April and May 2015.

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 Volunteers as a Team leader.

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 of the position for which you are applying in the Subject of the email.

Applications close Sunday March 15, 2015

Green Army Supervisor - VIC
- Werribee

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 Volunteers as a Team leader.

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 of the position for which you are applying in the Subject of the email.

Applications close Sunday March 15, 2015

Green Army Supervisor - NSW positions
- Newcastle (wetland experience preferred)
- Dungong Shire (2 positions available)

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 Volunteers as a Team leader.

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 of the position for which you are applying in the Subject of the email.

Applications close Sunday March 8, 2015

Green Army Supervisor - QLD positions
- Atherton
- Ayr 
- Bowen
- Cairns
- Ingham
- Innisfail
- Mackay
- Mission Beach
- Mossman
- Toowoomba

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 Volunteers as a Team leader.

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 of the position for which you are applying in the Subject of the email.

Applications close Sunday March 8, 2015


Administration Officer - Ballarat VIC Full time 2 year contract

Join the wonderful team of people at our Head Office in Ballarat who provide support for our staff throughout Australia and New Zealand in the many conservation projects they undertake.

The Administration Officer will be required to assist the training department to manage a student record data base, issue training certificates, assist in the RTO compliance and support the National Training Manager when required.  The role requires a strong focus on organisation and time management and previous experience in a training administration support role would be desirable. 

The full Position Description can be found here

Applications addressing the Key Selection Criteria in the Position Description, plus resume, to be received at employment@cva.org.au by Sunday, March 15, 2015

Environmental Trainer - 2.5 year contract
Full time positions - Brisbane & Cairns QLD, Sydney NSW & Melbourne VIC
Part time positions - Gold Coast QLD

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 8, 2015


Environmental Training Coordinator - Full-time 2.5 year contract
- Adelaide SA
- Hobart TAS
- Perth WA

As the Environmental Training Coordinator you will be responsible for the coordination and provision of training, assisting in the development of and delivery of training packages and programs and in the delivery of training courses as directed by the National Training Manager. The ability to work effectively in a team with other CVA staff will ensure that training ins a real source of benefit for our volunteers and participants.

For success in this role, as the Coordinator you must possess the Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40110) and have demonstrated previous industry 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 8, 2015


Casual Team Leader - Perth WA

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.

The full position description can be found here

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 22, 2015


Regional Manager - Bathurst NSW

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

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

Position Description – Regional Manager

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, March 8, 2015



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