If you’re looking for a role that gives back to the community, inspires connections with nature and heritage, and values diversity and inclusion, the National Trust (NSW) is a great place to work.

We are the largest community based, not-for-profit conservation organisation in Australia, operating for over 75 years.

The National Trust has a wide variety of roles in different locations across New South Wales. Whether it’s working in bushland management, caring for historic places, or working with the public to provide a memorable visit, there are many ways to get involved with the National Trust and further your career.

Listed below are our current vacancies. If you have any questions about a role, please contact us on 02 9258 0159 or email hr@nationaltrust.com.au.

To find out more about what we do, visit the about us page.

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Content Manager

National Trust of Australia (NSW)

  • Location: Sydney NSW
  • Job Type Permanent Part-time, 28 hours per week (4 days/week)
  • Category: Marketing, Media, Communications
  • Sectors : Arts, Culture, Heritage
  • Reports to: Director Marketing, Communications and Development
  • Free onsite parking in Sydney CBD

Overview

The National Trust of Australia (NSW) is a not-for-profit, community-based charity which has been 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.

The National Trust is seeking a dynamic all-rounder to drive engagement with current and new audiences through the production of effective digital, print and video content and campaigns. This includes creating impactful marketing and communications to raise awareness, consideration and revenue.

This position plays an important role in raising the profile of the National Trust and its work. It builds the brand, while driving key strategic outcomes, place activation, venue hire, sustainable events, revenue growth, membership and fundraising growth, conservation, advocacy and community engagement.

About the Role – What you’ll be doing

Reporting directly to the Director, Marketing, Communications and Development, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing, managing and implementing the content strategy, planning and scheduling across all channels
  • Curating and producing action orientated content across all channels to raise awareness of the National Trust (NSW) and its work
  • Growing, diversifying and better engaging members, volunteers, supporters, donors and the wider community through targeted and crafted content
  • Managing the production of the National Trust’s triannual print magazine to members.
  • Content metrics, reporting and optimisation

About you – Who we’re looking for

  • You have relevant tertiary qualifications (or equivalent experience) in a discipline related to marketing, communications, multi-media or digital
  • You have demonstrated results in content production, writing and publishing across digital platforms, websites, social media content, videos, photography, email, marketing, advertising campaigns, infographics, whitepapers, reports, blogs/vlogs and others.
  • You possess a high level of digital marketing proficiency across owned, paid and earned channels
  • You are highly organised and can manage projects from end to end
  • You have marketing, communications and campaign expertise
  • You have demonstrable results in setting metrics, reporting and optimisation of content
  • You are experienced in writing clear briefs and managing external freelancers or suppliers
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • You have a genuine commitment to heritage, conservation and for purpose work

Desirable:

If you also had some technical expertise to create in-house social video and content, we’d think you were pretty special.

As we’d like you to visit our properties, a Class C driver’s license, and a willingness for occasional travel to regional NSW would also be advantageous.

Ultimately what makes this a truly special job will be your ability to shape the marketing content of this leading NFP Conservation and Advocacy organisation.

  • For a full position description or any enquiries call:  02 9258 0159 or email hr@nationaltrust.com.au
  • To apply, submit your CV together with a covering letter addressing the key accountabilities to: hr@nationaltrust.com.au
  • You must be fully vaccinated and have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this role
  • While the closing date is Wednesday 15 May 2024, we will be assessing applications as they come in

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Philanthropy Officer

National Trust of Australia (NSW)

  • Location: Sydney NSW
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Hours: 35 per week
  • Sectors : Arts, Culture, Heritage
  • Reports to: Head of Development

Overview

The National Trust of Australia (NSW) is a not-for-profit, community-based charity which has been 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.

Located at our office on Observatory Hill in Millers Point, Sydney, the Philanthropy Officer supports the fundraising function of the National Trust through:

  • Delivery of fundraising programs including the Regular Giving, Appeal and Bequest programs.
  • Coordination of donor services, including oversight of philanthropic gift processing and analysis and reporting related to donors, events and relationship development activities, as directed by the Head of Development.

This is a unique role which combines great communication, event management and relationship building skills, with the cool logic of data analysis.

About the Role – What you’ll be doing

We are seeking an engaging and charismatic Officer to run the operational aspects of the fundraising Department.

Ideally, you’ll have previous experience in working within a fundraising environment, can sell a value proposition, doesn’t shy away from analysing data to get the best results possible and genuinely believes in the value of heritage.

This role will suit someone who has a solid understanding of what inspires others to donate to a cause and can demonstrate exceptional people skills.

About you – Who we’re looking for

This is key position which drives our financial sustainability and we’re looking for someone who can take on a challenge. To deliver this role successfully you’ll need to have:

  • Exceptional communication skills and an ability to build positive relationships with our members, donors and bequestors.
  • Keen listening skills; someone who understands how to engage our members and take them on the giving journey
  • An eye for detail, able to recognise trends and suggest approaches to attract new members
  • Outstanding organisation and planning skills, as you’ll be supporting the Head of Development in running Donor events
  • High levels of personal enthusiasm, commitment to and involvement in the work of the Trust, including engagement in occasional weekend and evening activities
  • Understanding of the aims and ethos of the National Trust, in particular the ambition for developing the financial sustainability of the organisation through connection with our communities

Benefits for working at the National Trust include:

  • Free parking at the workplace
  • Free entry to our properties
  • Salary Packaging

This is a big job and we’re looking for someone who not only brings enthusiasm and passion to the role, but who believes in what we stand for. We offer a flexible work environment and value the highest levels of professionalism. If you are looking to work in a dynamic role with lots of people contact, this is the role for you.

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

For a full position description or any enquiries call:  02 9258 0159 or email hr@nationaltrust.com.au

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

Applications close 6 May 2024

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Bush Regeneration – Field Staff

Do you have experience in Bush Regeneration or are looking to get into this industry?

The National Trust, Australia’s pioneering Natural Area Restoration NGO is looking for casual bush regenerators. We’re happy to train if you’re new to the industry, but ideally you’ll have started your Cert III in Conservation and Land Management and want to work at least 3-5 days a week for above Award wages.

Applicants must be passionate, hard-working, motivated and keen to learn, and share our passion for conservation work. Vacancies are available working with crews on projects located in the West, North and South of Sydney.

Projects will include, bush regeneration, revegetation, noxious weed control, environmental construction, burn prep and asset protection.

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 encouraging employee feedback and ownership of projects

 Ideally you’ll have:

  • Cert II or III in Conservation and Land Management or current enrolment
  • Current Chemical Certificate AQF3 or willingness to acquire
  • Knowledge of local native and exotic plant species and invasive weeds
  • Current Drivers Licence and own vehicle
  • 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

It would be great if you also had:

  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Certificate in Chainsaw Operations (level 1) and demonstrated 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) will be considered

If this 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 conservation and restoration, please send your resume to bms@nationaltrust.com.au. Immediate start available

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Volunteer

Do you have a passion for history or are you a great communicator?

Do you enjoy hands-on work in interesting places, or are you passionate about our natural environment?

We have a variety of roles available including:

  • Tour guides
  • Customer service
  • Event support
  • Hospitality
  • Gardening
  • Maintenance
  • Bush care

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Site Supervisors, Sydney region – 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.

We are seeking a Site Supervisor for our City/South region 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.
  • 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
  • Fully vaccinated
  • Full work rights in Australia

Also good to have – the desirables

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

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who have a passion for natural area restoration and conservation, likes to lead by example and wants 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 hr@nationaltrust.com.au

Immediate start available

You must have the right to live and work in Australia and be fully vaccinated to apply for this role.

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