Land Partnerships Manager

Location: Adelaide (Applicants from Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne or Hobart will be considered)

Basis: Full-time


Who We Are

Greening Australia is Australia’s largest environmental enterprise and is leading the transformation of the sector. With a mission to conserve and restore landscapes at scale through collaborative, science based and innovative conservation programs Greening Australia works with a broad range of partners including some of Australia’s largest corporations to plan, develop and deliver solutions to solve some of our biggest environmental challenges.

With teams located around the country made up of more than 150 knowledgeable, expert and passionate employees, we are having a measurable and lasting impact on Australia’s unique environment through our programs, services and partnerships.

We believe that people thrive when nature thrives, and we work to translate this shared value into practice.

Watch our latest Impact video to learn more about some of our recent work.


The Opportunity

Landholder partnerships has been identified as a key priority area for Greening Australia to meet our ambitious 2030 goals for climate action, land restoration and biodiversity. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute towards the achievement of our 2030 goals and beyond with your experience in carbon/environmental markets to secure contracts with landholder partners to deliver environmental restoration projects (with a strong focus on carbon) throughout Australia.


Key Position Accountabilities

Key areas of accountability and outcomes include:

  • Negotiate viable contracts with landholder partners for project delivery
  • Advise and guide current and potential clients in respect to carbon markets and contractual obligations within the constraints of an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL)
  • Public presentations and representation at relevant conferences and workshops
  • Maintain and improve standard processes, templates and procedures for landholder engagement
  • Ensuring adherence to Australian Financial Services Licence requirements and to the Australian Carbon Industry Code of Conduct


Key Selection Criteria

  • An understanding of Australian farming systems and how trees can be integrated with them
  • Experience in carbon or environmental markets in Australian / international jurisdictions
  • Excellent interpersonal and public communication skills
  • Demonstrated landholder networks and relationships in regional Australia
  • Demonstrated competence in commercial negotiations and in maintaining commercial relationships
  • An understanding of the requirements and operations of Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL)
  • An understanding of GA’s core mission of landscape rehabilitation and the place of carbon in assisting that mission
  • Ability to travel for work within Australia to undertake landholder negotiations or assist property assessments


Desirable Criteria 

  • Project development experience with Australia’s carbon markets particularly relating to the production of ACCUs (full life cycle) and environmental planting projects
  • Established relationships and networks within Australia’s carbon industry (Clean Energy Regulator, Carbon Market Institute, auditors, project developers, clients, major land managers, etc)
  • Degree in environmental management / science or related discipline
  • Previous experience as an authorised representative of an AFSL


What we offer:

  1. Career-life balance; where a hybrid, flexible approach to work is offered
  2. Salary packaging
  3. Paid parental leave
  4. Commitment to investing in your growth and development
  5. Wellbeing days
  6. Employee Assistance Program
  7. 11.75% Super


How To Apply

Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining why you’re the perfect fit for this role via SEEK.

Applications close: 5:00PM ACST, Friday 19 August 2022

If you’d like to know more, please contact James McGregor – Director – Portfolio Development at [email protected].

Greening Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment and welcome and encourage applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, the LGBTQIA+ community and candidates of any nationality, age, background, disability and gender identity to apply.

Greening Australia reserve the right to extend or withdraw this advertisement prior to the closing date.