It’s our Gardens for Wildlife program, which aims to encourage residents to provide a habitat for wildlife in their gardens by planting indigenous plants.
The Swan Bay Environment Association is now seeking an enthusiastic person to be the G4W Coordinator.
Please read the position description below. If the position interests you, and you think that you can can satisfy the key selection criteria, please send your application to:
Eva Mutton, Secretary Swan Bay Environment Association, PO Box 143, Queenscliff 3225 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 12.
With your application you should provide a CV and a cover letter that addresses the key selection criteria.
Position Description: Gardens for Wildlife Coordinator
Title: Gardens for Wildlife Coordinator
Base: Queenscliffe Indigenous Nursery
Position reports to: Committee of the Swan Bay Environment Association a not-for profit community organization dedicated to the protection of Swan Bay.
Position overview: This casual part-time position aims to encourage the use of indigenous vegetation in private gardens to provide increased habitat for wildlife. The viability of the G4W program will be reviewed after 12 months.
Hours: Work will be in two blocks of 3 months during Autumn and Spring, when 4 hrs/week will be worked. There is flexibility in when these hours are worked.
- Promote the use of local indigenous vegetation in private gardens by:
1.1 Encouraging interest and participation in G4W by the local community, for example by: developing a Facebook page, initiating an Indigenous Gardeners Group, community advertising, signage at the Nursery, distributing postcards.
1.2 Encouraging and training volunteers to become garden guides.
1.3 Visiting private homes to advise on the use of suitable indigenous plants and other garden features to encourage wildlife and providing written reports on visits.
1.4 Liaising with the coordinator of the Queenscliffe Indigenous Nursery as needed.
- Assist the Committee to apply for grants when appropriate to support the program.
- Review the existing G4W program and advise the SBEA committee on ways to expand and improve the program.
Key selection criteria:
- Sound knowledge of plants indigenous to the Bellarine Peninsula.
- Good social skills – a friendly outgoing personality.
- Familiarity with the use of social media and the Eventbrite program desirable.
- Experience in managing volunteers desirable.
Rate of pay: $30/hour.
The applicant should provide a CV and a cover letter that addresses the key selection criteria.
Applications should be sent to Eva Mutton, Secretary Swan Bay Environment Association, PO Box 143, Queenscliff 3225 or emailed to email@example.com by February 12.