Senior Program Officer

Location: Adelaide

Basis: Full time


Greening Australia is a national, action orientated, environmental enterprise. Our mission is to restore landscapes at scale through collaborative, science-based and innovative programs. We collaborate with a broad range of partners to plan,develop and deliver scalable solutions for the biggest environmental challenges facing Australia.

We believe that people thrive when nature thrives, and we work to translate this shared value into practice. We integrate societal, environmental and financial benefits for our clients by delivering on ground win / win solutions.

Our projects include:

  • improving farm productivity using proven regenerative agriculture methods;
  • storing CO2 emissions through accredited biodiverse carbon offsetting;
  • conserving Australian landscapes through innovative and large-scale approaches to biodiverse restoration; and supporting Traditional Owners and Indigenous organisations to heal, restore and manage land, including delivery of conservation and land management training.

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

Function and Scope

The position supports the achievements of GA through undertaking responsibilities in the area of on ground works consistent with the program of works. The position is accountable for high level operational support and overseeing the on-ground staff and subcontracted delivery of Greening Australia’s projects. The Senior Program Officer works with a high level of autonomy and within a team environment to deliver on the strategic objectives of Greening Australia. The position requires a level of physical fitness and an ability to work unsupervised. The nature of the organisation’s activities requires flexible working arrangements and some evening and weekend work. It also requires travelling to and from sites daily in work vehicles. Additionally, this position requires work for short and extended periods away and at times to camp overnight in remote locations.

Key Position Accountabilities

Key areas of accountability and outcomes include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee on-ground delivery, project budgets and staff / asset management.
  • Work  with community groups to deliver on  ground projects, oversee and facilitate the planning, implementation and delivery of community events
  • Schedule and manage project subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Maintain landholder relationships and undertake site monitoring programs
  • Contribute to grant applications and tender submissions where required.
  • Represent Greening Australia with key stakeholders and funding bodies where applicable.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Qualifications in Environmental Science, or extensive practical experience in environmental works.
  • 5 – 7 years’ experience with environmental project planning, project delivery, community involvement and stakeholder engagement.
  • Experience with managing project budgets and project risk and contributing to financial forecasting processes.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting large scale and complex practical environmental works.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise work teams, including the ability to lead staff members on difficult and challenging projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team,show initiative and to work independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with experience in liaison with clients and the public.
  • Current ‘C’ Class Driver’s License.
  • Physically fit,able and willing to work in remote areas for both short and extended periods away from home

What we offer:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Additional super
  • Salary packaging
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing days
  • Access to our EAP

Desirable Criteria

  • Degree in Environmental Management and/or Science or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated competence in written and oral communication skills.
  • Botanical / vegetation identification skills related to local area.
  • Knowledge and experience with maintenance and monitoring methodologies.
  • Professional networks with Landscape Boards, R&D organisations, Department of Environment and E-NGOS.
  • Understanding of occupational,health and safety, equity and diversity principles and practices.


**Please note as part of the recruitment process, candidates will be required to provide evidence of vaccination status **


Please submit your application including a cover letter that addresses the key areas of responsibility; and your current resume to [email protected]


Applications close: 5pm, Friday the 4th of February 2022

For further information, please contact Luke Kingston on 0883720100 or email  [email protected] .

Greening Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment and welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, the LGBTQIA+ community and people from diverse backgrounds to apply.