The National Trust (NSW) is the largest community based, not-for-profit conservation organisation in Australia, operating for more than 75 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.

If you’re thinking about joining us and have questions about the role or would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02 9258 0159 or email hr@nationaltrust.com.au.

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Garden Labourer - National Trust of Australia (NSW)

Role: Garden Labourer (Part time – 27 hours/week)
Department: Commercial
Primary Location: Retford Park (RP), Bowral and Golden Vale (GV), Sutton Forrest
Direct Manager: Head Gardener (RP) and Gardener/ Events Assistant (GV)
Direct Reports: Nil
Hours of work: 27 hrs per week (19 hrs at RP and 8 hrs at GV)

Organisation Overview
The National Trust of Australia (New South Wales) is Australia’s leading heritage conservation organisation, a not-for-profit, community based charity in operation for more than 75 years. Our vision is to bring the heritage of New South Wales to life for future generations through advocating for the conservation and protection of our built, cultural and natural heritage.

Retford Park is a property of the National Trust of Australia (NSW) with great heritage significance as its European history extends back to grants of land promised to Edward Riley senior by Governor Macquarie in 1821. Set in rolling green hills behind Bowral, Retford Park is a grand Italianate style residence with extensive formal gardens.

Golden Vale Homestead is a grand sandstone home set in English style gardens, located at Sutton Forrest in the Southern Highlands. Established as a rural homestead, the 212 acres include stables and a woolshed. Its European history extends back to 1798 when explorer John Price described the view from Mount Ginginbullen as the ‘finest in the world’.

Primary Purpose
Retford Park – assist in the maintenance of the garden including weeding, mowing, pruning and rubbish removal, and general maintenance of property as instructed by the Head Gardener.
Golden Vale – assist in the maintenance of the grounds including weeding, mowing, pruning, rubbish removal, general handy person work and general property maintenance including minor house repairs and cleaning of amenities.

They will also work closely with their managers at both properties and may be required to to liaise with garden volunteers and assist with set up and bump out of weekend activities as required.

Key Accountabilities
The position holder has responsibility for general garden and property maintenance duties consisting of:
• Operating machinery used in garden work (eg mowers, brush cutters, blowers) in a safe manner in accordance with WH&S Policy.
• Ensuring all paths are clear & free from debris as required.
• Undertake weeding, mulching, pruning, soil preparation, plantings, and ensure that plants are properly watered.
• Undertake tool and equipment maintenance as instructed or required
• Maintaining hedges and topiary
• Assisting with propagation of plant material for use throughout gardens.
• Assist with rubbish removal to local refuse facilities as required.
• Maintenance to buildings and infrastructure such as assisting with path and gutter cleaning, keeping stormwater drains and pits clear, irrigation equipment, pool / pond cleaning & pressure cleaning of hard-surfaces and similar duties.
• Ensuring that all persons within the Garden adhere to the Worksafe Policies & Procedures required to ensure the personal safety of all workers, volunteers, staff and visitors to the Gardens.
• Ensuring that storage/utility areas are kept tidy and secure and that all locks are maintained in good working order.
• Ensuring that programmed garden maintenance is carried out as per instructions.
• Reporting any hazards or WH&S issues to Direct Manager
• Manual handling in accordance with OH&S guidelines
• Liaising with public in a polite & courteous manner as a representative of the National Trust of Australia (NSW)
• Assisting Property Direct Manager with set up for functions and events and during events as required.
Retford Park
• Assisting Head Gardener with landscaping works as required
• Maintain the gardens using sustainable practices wherever possible, including using organic fertilisers and organic pest/disease control measures
Golden Vale
• Regular mowing of grounds and maintaining the homestead garden as directed by the Gardener/ Events Assistant
• Carrying out minor property maintenance tasks as instructed by the Gardener/ Events Coordinator
• Carrying out pest control as directed by the Gardener/ Events Coordinator

Key Challenges
• The position requires the use of a wide range of equipment including farm tractor, ride-on mowers, push mowers, whipper snipper, hedge clippers, chainsaw, gardening implements and power and hand tools. Appropriate training and qualification in the use of this equipment will need to be demonstrated.
• It is also a challenge to prioritise disparate tasks with limited resources and maintain efficient communications between colleagues

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
• Performance of all tasks in a timely manner and to the standards set by the Head Gardener and, or Gardener/ Events Assistant
• Positive feedback from Managers on work undertaken and attitude.
• Punctuality and general presentation.
• Maintain high levels of personal enthusiasm, commitment to and involvement in the work of the Trust, including engagement in weekend and evening activities, as negotiated.

Qualifications and Skills
Knowledge of:
• Plants and appropriate treatment of plants.
• Pruning methods.
• The use of pesticides (and natural alternatives to pesticides) in accordance with Work Cover safe working procedures.
• The use of garden machinery and tools and necessary safety requirements associated with their use.
• Commencement in or completion of a certificate, or equivalent, in horticulture or similar qualification.
• Class C driver’s license and a willingness to travel to the National Trust Centre on occasion
• Current NSW Working with Children Check number (WWCC)

Key Result
Resilience and Courage
• Be open, honest and respectful in dealing with all stakeholders
• Remain calm under pressure and in challenging situations
Act with Integrity
• Represent the organisation in an honest, ethical and professional way and encourage others to do so
• Act to prevent and report misconduct, illegal and inappropriate behaviour
Communicate Effectively
• Communicate concisely and clearly with all stakeholders and maintain the goodwill of volunteers and the broader community
Work Collaboratively
• Facilitate opportunities to engage and collaborate with external stakeholders to develop joint solutions
• Build a shared sense of direction, clarify priorities and goals and inspire others to achieve them
Commitment to Customer Service
• Provide efficient customer focused services to staff and volunteers consistent with organisational values and objectives
Deliver Results
• Complete work tasks to agreed budgets, timeframes with a commitment to quality outcomes
Think and Solve Problems
• Think, analyse and consider the broader context to develop practical solutions
Project Management
• Delivery of educational and public programming at the properties as required

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Marketing and Communications Manager - National Trust of Australia (NSW)
  • Location Sydney, NSW
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Reports to: Director, Marketing and Communications

The National Trust of Australia (New South Wales) is the State’s largest community based conservation organisation. It operates a number of important house museums, galleries and gardens and manages a large collection of objects and archaeological artefacts.

About the role

The Marketing and Communications Manager plays a crucial role in brand, end-to-end campaign and project management to achieve awareness, visitation, conservation, membership and commercial objectives. The department connects to the community, members and volunteers through engagement of its conservation work.

The role leads digital marketing across owned, paid and earned channels. The role will deputise for the Director, Marketing and Communications on media relations and public relations and specific projects as required.

Key Accountabilities

  1. The management, development, execution and reporting of the marketing and communications plan. The management of owned, paid and earned channels to achieve brand and visitation targets and support the National Trust Strategic Plan.

1.1 Website

  • Manage the National Trust (NSW) website. Write, curate and manage content in-line with best practice SEO and SEM and the brand ‘tone of voice and look and feel’.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to manage a production schedule of multimedia.
  • Maintain property open times on the website, Google My Business and relevant social pages.
  • Liaise with subject experts to ensure content remains current, optimised, relevant and leverages current technology.
  • Play a lead role in projects to refresh content and advance technology and systems

1.2 Social media

  • Act as the central administrator of all National Trust (NSW) social media channels and online platforms, moderating and responding to engagement.
  • Develop, write, curate and optimise organic and paid content for National Trust (NSW) central brand social media channels – developing cohesive storytelling campaigns that respond to trends in the market and community.
  • Post and amplify media mentions of the National Trust (NSW), driving the profile and awareness of properties, conservation work and advocacy across channels.
  • Liaise with Executive Team members to develop standardised and reactive responses to community engagement online.

1.3 Project management

  • Coordinate online, social, print, display and search advertising campaigns, including the management of a search agency.
  • Manage internal clients, plan marketing and communications projects and timings for delivery, across digital and print channels to support: visitation, venue hire, retail, membership, fundraising, BMS and Advocacy objectives.
  • Write and manage the end-to-end production and design of marketing and communications materials ensuring the National Trust (NSW) brand guideline is consistently adhered to across the organisation and that approval and feedback is sought from internal clients.
  • Write exceptional copy for multiple purposes – both online and print.

1.4 Email marketing

  • Manage the monthly eNews, the quarterly Member eNews and Ad-hoc eUpdates.

 

  1. Brand Management
  • Manage the Brand and Style Guidelines, ensuring brand ‘tone of voice and look and feel’.
  • Act as a central point of review for all National Trust branded material.
  • Manage a suite of branded templates and key assets.

 

  1. Data management, reporting, analytics and evaluation
  • Work with the Director, Marketing and Communications to collate data and analytics into regular reports for the Board of Directors, CEO and Executive Team within an agreed framework.
  • Provide monthly reports on the website, campaigns, social media and online engagement to create a culture of learning and continued optimisation.
  • Manage channel performance to gather insight and inform best practice marketing and communications across the National Trust (NSW).

Key area of success

Supporting the National Trust as a highly respected and recognised advocacy, conservation and educational body by:

  • Building and maintaining productive relationships with content contributors and experts within and external to the organisation.
  • Building commercial opportunities to strengthen the revenue streams of the Trust whilst remaining true to the independence of the Trust.
  • Keeping informed and up to date with the latest government policies on heritage and with advocacy campaigns state-wide.
  • Positioning the Trust as relevant to culturally diverse and younger generations.
  • Maintaining high levels of personal enthusiasm, commitment to and involvement in the work of the Trust, including engagement in occasional weekend and evening activities.

Qualifications

  • A degree in marketing or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience managing and implementing fully integrated marketing and communications campaigns in a complex organisation with multiple stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in digital marketing across social media, search, web, CRM and eDM.
  • High levels of verbal, written and visual communication across various channels with exceptional attention to detail and editing abilities.
  • Demonstrated success in managing large and small-scale projects, anticipating contingencies, including the management of agencies and suppliers.
  • A thorough understanding of related legislation including the Privacy Act, the Spam Act, data management and permission-based marketing practices.

Class C driver’s license (occasional opportunities for travel to regional properties)

 

For any enquiries email: hr@nationaltrust.com.au

To apply, submit your CV and cover letter relevant to the accountabilities to: hr@nationaltrust.com.au

Closing date: 17 July 2022

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Relationship Manager - National Trust of Australia (NSW)
  • Role: Relationship Manager
  • Department: Fundraising and Memberships
  • Primary Location: National Trust Centre (NTC) Observatory Hill, Millers Point, Sydney
  • Reporting Manager: Director, Development and Membership
  • Hours of work: 35 per week

Organisation Overview
The National Trust of Australia (New South Wales) is the State’s largest community based conservation organisation. It operates a number of important house museums, galleries and gardens and manages a large collection of objects and archaeological artefacts.

Vision: To bring the heritage of NSW to life for future generations
Mission: Advocate for the conservation of built, cultural and natural heritage by engaging with the community and government.  Identify, conserve and protect our built, cultural and natural heritage by example, advice and support. Educate and engage the community by telling our stories in ways that awaken a sense of place and belonging.

Primary Purpose
The Relationship Manager is responsible for building and managing long term relationships with new and existing major donors and potential and existing bequestors, to achieve agreed income targets.

Working collaboratively with the Director, Development and Memberships, the role is also responsible for identifying and stewarding potential high net worth individuals, as well as writing high quality requests for funding, ensuring donors receive inspiring proposals and are well informed of the impact of their gifts.

Key Accountabilities
• Working with high net-worth individuals (HNWI) and Bequestors, the Relationship Manager will be comfortable working within a Moves Management structure and be responsible for:
• Account Management: Managing a portfolio of Philanthropic donors to meet set KPIs, financial budgets and be a National Trust advocate at meetings and events.
• Relationship Development: Developing key relationship and ensuring philanthropy management plans are maintained.
• Stakeholder Engagement: Engaging with key stakeholders to bring together individuals and divisions to achieve strategic objectives.
• Donor Engagement: Developing a program of events for donor engagement, managing and engaging donors and moving them up the ladder of giving.
• Exercising due diligence to ensure occupational, work health and safety risks are addressed.
• Undertaking all other tasks and duties in consultation with the Director of Fundraising and Membership.

Key challenges
• Supporting the National Trust as a highly respected and recognised advocacy, conservation and educational body by:
• Ensuring donor relationships are maintained and appropriate levels of stewardship are achieved whilst exercising the highest levels of discretion, integrity and professionalism.
• Building commercial opportunities to strengthen the revenue streams of the Trust whilst remaining true to the independence of the Trust.
• Working across a diverse stakeholder group to deliver the Trust’s priorities.
• Maintaining high levels of personal enthusiasm, commitment to and involvement in the work of the Trust, including engagement in weekend and evening activities.
• Willingness to travel to various regional properties.

Qualifications
• Tertiary qualifications in Business, Arts, Marketing or a related field.
• 5+ years of experience in fundraising, marketing, sales or public relations with experience in relationship building and demonstrated networking ability.
• Sound knowledge of fundraising standards, principles, policies and procedures.
• Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written and the proven ability to close a deal Class C driver’s license (occasional opportunities for travel to regional properties)

Experience and skills
• A background in fundraising, marketing, sales or public relations with experience in relationship building and demonstrated networking ability.
• Sound knowledge of fundraising standards, principles, policies and procedures.
• Exceptional communication skills

Key Result Areas
Resilience and Courage
• Be flexible, show initiative and respond quickly when situations change
• Remain calm under pressure and in challenging situations

Act with Integrity
• Represent the organisation in an honest, ethical and professional way and encourage others to do so, following the Trust’s values and policies
• Act to prevent and report misconduct, illegal and inappropriate behaviour
Value Diversity and Inclusion
• Show respect for diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives

Communicate Effectively
• Communicate concisely and clearly with all stakeholders and maintain the goodwill of members, donors, volunteers and the broader community
• Present with credibility and engage varied audiences
• Write fluently and persuasively in a range of styles and formats
Commitment to Customer Service
• Provide customer focused services consistent with organisational values and objectives

Work Collaboratively
• Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and value their unique contribution
• Facilitate opportunities to engage and collaborate with philanthropic donors to achieve objectives

Influence and Negotiate
• Gain consensus and commitment from others
• Engage senior management in philanthropy strategies

Deliver Results
• Achieve results through efficient use of resources and a commitment to quality outcomes
• Facilitate the running of all donor cultivation and stewardship events
• In conjunction with the Director of Development, deliver a diversified major gifts strategy which may include an annual patron program, major gifts and grants, Annie Wyatt Bequest Circle and planned giving from individuals, foundations and other potential sources

Plan and Prioritise
• Effective planning to drive strategic plans from ideas to reality
• Manage cultivation plans for major gift prospects and engage the Director of Development and Memberships in gift solicitation
• Continually research and develop plans to expand the National Trust Donor pool
• Devise, implement and deliver stewardship program activities, donor acknowledgement and effective reporting

Think and Solve Problems
• Think, analyse and consider the broader context to develop practical solutions
• Research and analyse giving trend information, identify interrelationships and make recommendations based on relevant evidence

Demonstrate Accountability
• Adhere to any relevant legislation and policies

Finance
• Report, monitor and deliver income targets
• Understand and apply financial processes to achieve value for money and minimise financial risk

Technology
• Working knowledge of the main software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and the Customer Relationship Management database; IMIS
Manage and Develop People
• Support the skills and capabilities of voluntary workforce to achieve optimum performance and benefits for the organisation and deliver results within the agreed timeframes

Optimise Business Outcomes
• Initiate and develop longer-term goals and plans to guide the work of the team in line with organisational objectives

 

If you understand the significance of heritage conservation, recognise the importance of an inclusive cultural community and value our natural environment, you have the values we’re looking for. If you know how to translate these into actions that will deliver our philanthropy strategy, we want to hear from you.

We offer a flexible work environment and value the highest levels of professionalism.
You must be fully vaccinated and have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

To apply, submit your CV together with a covering letter addressing the key accountabilities to: hr@nationaltrust.com.au

Closing date: Sunday 24th July 2022

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Field Crew – Bushland Management Services

The National Trust is Australia’s pioneering Natural Area Restoration NGO, with over 45 years of experience in Bush Regeneration. We are seeking to employ qualified and passionate Bush Regenerators on a casual basis who have completed or are currently enrolled in a Certificate 3 in Conservation and Land Management (CLM3).

You must be motivated, hard-working, and keen to learn and share our passion for conservation work. Multiple positions are available Sydney wide – ranging from the Northern Beaches to Sutherland, and as far west as the Blue Mountains.

Work will vary day to day, but could include bush regeneration, planting jobs, noxious weed control, erosion control & instream fortification works, burn prep or asset protection works.

Five day availability is preferred but three to four consistent days’ availability will be considered for experienced applicants.

The National Trust values motivated staff and rewards employees by

  • Offering professional opportunities for growth and flexibility
  • Offering interesting and challenging projects in a supportive team environment
  • Actively encourages employee feedback and ownership of projects
  • Paying above industry awards rates

Essential selection criteria

  • Cert II or III in Conservation and Land Management or current enrolment
  • Willing to undertake Conservation and Land Management training
  • Experience working with Green Army will be considered
  • Current Chemical Certificate AQF3
  • Knowledge of local native and exotic plant species and invasive weeds
  • Current Drivers Licence and own vehicle
  • Willingness to travel for up to an hour to work each day
  • OHS Green/White Card
  • Physically fit for the inherent requirements of the role
  • Ability to work as part of a team and under direct supervision
  • Strong work ethic
  • Fully vaccinated

Desirable selection Criteria

  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Certificate in Chainsaw Operations (level 1) and experience using chainsaws
  • Demonstrated experience using brushcutters and augers
  • Demonstrated experience in herbicide spraying using backpacks and high-volume units
  • Previous bush regeneration experience highly regarded
  • Field ID skills for relevant flora and fauna highly regarded
  • Other relevant training and/or experience (e.g. Horticulture, B. EnvSci) will be considered

This is a great opportunity to be part of a great new role with a growing company. We are looking for motivated individuals who have a passion for natural area restoration and conservation, like to lead by example and want to share their knowledge with their team to build a great crew.

If this sounds like the environment you’ve been looking for, send your resume and a covering letter addressing the job essentials to bms@nationaltrust.com.au

Please register which region you would like to work in (North, City and South or West) in the subject header of your email.

You must have full rights to work in Australia and be fully vaccinated to apply.

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Site Supervisor - Bushland Management Services

Site Supervisor, South Coast – Bushland Management Services (BMS)

 

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 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 a Site Supervisor – South Coast for a permanent full-time role.

 

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 rewards 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.

 

BMS is currently in a growth period and 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.

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