Seeking high performers driven by giving back to the community

Thank you for considering a career with The National Trust of Australia (Victoria). The National Trust is built on the power of the community.

We believe in inclusiveness, diversity and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of that.

We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply.

Listed below are current permanent, fixed-term and casual vacancies. Please click on the vacancy for full details and instructions on how to apply.

Current Opportunities

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  • Full-time role 
  • WFH/Hybrid role with Head Office located in East Melbourne 
  • $125k plus Super 

About us: 

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) (NTV) is an independent, non-profit supported by a large community base. We are Victoria’s premier heritage and conservation organisation and the major operator of historic properties and sites open to the public across Victoria.  

About the role: 

At this time of extraordinary development pressure on our environment in Victoria, the Trust, Victoria’s leading independent heritage voice, is seeking to recruit a highly motivated enthusiastic and well-qualified individual to undertake the lead position in Advocacy for the NTV.  

The primary focus of this role is to develop and lead advocacy strategy consistent with the NTV Strategic Plan, and to enhance NTV as the foremost conservation organisation in Victoria. 

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Lead all NTV heritage advocacy campaigns 
  • Management of NTV Branches; primary sources of grass-roots local advocacy in Victoria’s regions 
  • Be a positive, influential, and trusted ambassador and spokesperson for appropriate  NTV  Advocacy issues .Lead a small team of staff & lead and grow a small dedicated team of volunteers 
  • Provide technical advice and support to management and relevant expert committees 
  • Meet financial and budget targets and raise alternative forms of revenue 
  • Drive innovation in state and national heritage advocacy programs 
  • Share our heritage expertise in public arenas and debates 
  • Appear at VCAT with expert witness as required 
  • Support local and state government heritage protection 
  • Integration of current conservation research philosophies and practices into NTV policies campaigns and advocacy 
  • Provide in-person and remote training and presentations to build the capacity of community-based leaders and anchor people to be effective advocates for Heritage and NTV. 
  • Promote OHS work practices in line with heritage requirements 
  • Plan and perform duties as directed subject to upcoming projects  

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Passion for heritage advocacy & a drive to inspire the community to appreciate, conserve and celebrate its natural, cultural and Indigenous heritage 
  • Ahigh level of understanding of current cultural heritage resource management including conservation philosophy, technology, procedures and legislation 
  • Experience on state and/or local government, cultural institutions and not-for-profit environment 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in this field  
  • Proven ability to develop personal and corporate relationships with internal and external stakeholders   
  • A demonstrated ability to lead, manage and work effectively in a complex and changing environment   
  • A strategic, creative, and practical mindset and planner   
  • Adaptable and pragmatic problem-solver skills   
  • Strong people skills — you’re approachable, a good listener, and empathetic   
  • Highest levels of personal integrity and ethical behaviour   
  • The ability to work well under pressure   
  • Excellent time management skills and can make decisions quickly   
  • Excellent and effective negotiation skills   
  • High financial and business acumen  
  • Police Check & Working with Children’s Check  

Sound like you? 

Applications will close once a suitable candidate is found. A cover letter must accompany your CV. To submit your application in PDF format, in strict confidence, please email 

Thank you for considering helping the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). The National Trust is built on the power of the community. 

Any offer of employment at the National Trust of Australia (Vic) will be subject to a satisfactory Police Records check and Working with Children check. 

We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We promote diversity and practice equity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.