Site Supervisor, Bush Regeneration, National Trust of Australia (NSW)


  • Location: National Trust Centre (NTC) Observatory Hill, Millers Point, Sydney
  • Job Type: Full-time (Permanent)
  • Category: Business
  • Sectors: Arts, Culture, Heritage
  • Reports to: Bush Management Field Staff
  • Salary Package: $75,196

The National Trust of Australia (NSW) is Australia’s pioneering Natural Area Restoration NGO and its Bushland Management Services (BMS) Division has been in continuous operation for over 38 years.

BMS provides a range of services to public and private landowners who require quality expertise in managing the conservation of bushland and biodiversity in the Greater Sydney region. The goal of the National Trust’s Bushland Management team is to advocate and implement best practice methods for natural area restoration and management of our natural areas.

Due to expansion, we are seeking: Site Supervisors for permanent full-time roles.

Applicants must have a passion for bush regeneration and natural area restoration and have the experience and capacity to lead and develop their team to reach their full potential. You need to be competent in the use of technology, have a qualification in regeneration techniques and a desire to be the best in the business.

The National Trust values motivated staff and reward them by:

⦁ Offering professional opportunities for growth.
⦁ Offering interesting and challenging projects in a supportive team environment.
⦁ Actively encouraging employee feedback, initiative, and ownership of projects.
⦁ Offering great remuneration packages.

This is a rare opportunity to become part of the National Trust Bush Regeneration Team on a permanent basis.

What you’ve got: the essentials

⦁ At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
⦁ Cert III or Diploma in Conservation and Land Management.
⦁ Thorough knowledge of indigenous and introduced plant species.
⦁ Excellent organisational, planning, and time management skills.
⦁ Logical thinking and creative problem-solving ability.
⦁ Great attention to detail.
⦁ Demonstrated knowledge of WHS requirements and EEO principles.
⦁ Great communication, client relationship, and negotiation skills.
⦁ The ability to motivate and inspire a team.
⦁ Strong work ethic and a desire to succeed.
⦁ Physically fit for the inherent requirements of the role
⦁ Current NSW Drivers Licence (manual vehicle).
⦁ Current Chemical Certificate AQF3.
⦁ OHS Green/White Card.
⦁ Tech-savvy and ability to apply this knowledge to an android platform

Also good to have – the desirables

⦁ Current First Aid Certificate
⦁ Positive attitude to work and the ability to actively promote the services of the National Trust of Australia (NSW) to clients.
⦁ Mechanically inclined.

If this role sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for and you would like to work with a highly respected organisation with a rich history in natural area restoration and conservation, please send your resumes and a covering letter addressing the essentials to .

Enquiries and a full job description call (02) 9258 0159 or email


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Weekend Museum Officer; Old Government House, Parramatta, and Experiment Farm Cottage, Harris Park


  • Location: Old Government House, Parramatta and Experiment Farm Cottage, Harris Park
  • Job Type: Part-time – approx. 15 hrs/week, primarily on weekends
  • Category: Business
  • Sectors: Arts, Culture, Heritage
  • Reports to: Regional Manager, Western Sydney
  • Salary Package: $50k$52.5k FTE


The National Trust is the largest community based, not-for-profit conservation organisation in Australia, operating for more than 70 years. Our vision is to bring the heritage of New South Wales to life for future generations.

World Heritage listed Old Government House is the oldest surviving public building in Australia.  Built by convicts, it became the decision-making centre of the colony and served as the ‘country residence’ for the first ten Governors of Australia. Today, it is operated as a historic house museum and is home to the National Trust’s colonial furniture collection, early textiles and significant home wares from the time of the Governors.  Experiment Farm Cottage is the site of Australia’s first land grant and is named after the successful self-sufficiency experiment conducted there by James Ruse.  It too is operated as a historic house museum and is dressed to reflect the mid-1830s.

As we start to reopen our properties around NSW, we’re looking for an energetic team leader with a track record of delivering high quality, visitor-centric customer service to coordinate the day-to-day operations of these two properties and work with our wonderful team of volunteers to create an experience for our visitors which is welcoming, engaging and enables them to get the most out of their visit.

About the Role

Reporting directly to the Regional Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing and managing the daily operations of Old Government House and Experiment Farm Cottage including admissions, reception, bookings and site security processes, when the property is open during the weekend.
  • Coordinating all activities on site including tours, venue hire and events.
  • Managing incidents as they arise on duty days.
  • Coordinating volunteer rosters to ensure both properties are adequately resourced on those days.
  • Leading and motivating the volunteers working onsite, either as guides or front of house to deliver an exceptional visitor experience.
  • Development and delivery of a structured volunteer training and induction program, in consultation with the NSW Volunteer Coordinator and other property staff.
  • Inducting and training new volunteers to ensure consistency of service delivery
  • Maintaining volunteer records to ensure compliance
  • Coordinating property bookings

About you

You’ve led a team of customer-focused staff before and can lead and motivate them to perform at their best. You will be flexible enough to deal with the myriad of things that comes with operating two historic properties that are open to the public and ideally, you will have had some experience in working with communities, tourism or the cultural sector.

We’re looking for someone who truly believes in customer service, can ensure bookings run like clockwork and knows the value of teamwork. We offer a flexible work environment and value the highest levels of professionalism.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

Any enquiries call:  02 9258 0159 or email

To apply, submit your CV together with a covering letter addressing the key accountabilities to:

Closing date: 27 November 2020

Immediate start available if required


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Membership Officer


  • Location: Millers Point Sydney, NSW
  • Job Type: Casual 2-3 days/week
  • Category: Business
  • Reports to: Director Development
  • Hourly rate: $31.39 plus super and on-site parking in Sydney CBD


The National Trust (NSW) is the largest community based, not-for-profit conservation organisation in Australia, operating for more than 70 years. Our vision is to bring the heritage of New South Wales to life for future generations. We achieve this by advocating, conserving and protecting our built, cultural and natural heritage and by educating and engaging the community through the sharing and interpretation of all Australian heritage stories in ways that awaken a sense of place and belonging.

You will be someone with outstanding data entry and administrative skills who can take on a range of duties associated with growing and maintaining the Trust’s memberships and processing and receipting donations received through Donor Appeals.

About the Role:

You will be responsible for

  • Assisting with the delivery of quarterly campaigns – direct mail, digital, telemarketing and other community channels, to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and increase donor numbers and annual revenues
  • Accurate and timely data entry and receipting of all membership and donor transactions
  • Exercising due diligence to ensure occupational, work health and safety risks are addressed
  • Calling lapsed donors to attempting to re-connect them
  • Undertaking all other tasks and duties in consultation with the Director Development, Membership, Philanthropy and Bequests, of relevance to the role

About You:

To be the really great membership officer we need you to be, you need to have:

  • Experience in office administration
  • Computer literate to navigate around a database
  • High level of accuracy and speed in data entry Able to cope with a range of duties throughout the day
  • Highly developed verbal communication skills
  • Experience in customer interaction and a genuine love of delivering great service

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

For a full position description or any enquiries call:  02 9258 0159 or email To apply, submit your CV together with a covering letter addressing the key accountabilities to:

Closing date: 4 December 2020

Immediate start available


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