Come and work with Loddon Plains Landcare Network

The Loddon Plains Landcare Network is looking for a new team member to expand its capacity to deliver on-ground outcomes for its member groups across the Loddon Plains region. LPLN is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with potential and an openness and willingness to learn and grow in the role, or a person with some experience in on-ground project delivery in the NRM industry interested in developing a career in the natural environment.

Title: Landscape Projects Officer, GOANNA Project

Location: Loddon Shire, Victoria (Inglewood office)

Salary: 0.5 FTE $43, 400 (trainee) – $61, 256 plus super and car allowance pro rata, 

six-month contract with provision to extend subject to funding clarification, December 2021 start.

LPLN is a not-for-profit organisation that formed in 2009. Situated on the Loddon Plains in North Central Victoria, the Network comprises 18 member groups across the area. 

Its mission is to secure healthy landscapes on the Loddon Plains through its Landcare, GOANNA landscape restoration project, and regenerative and sustainable agriculture programs, with a focus on delivering community-led large-scale landscape projects.

The Network is seeking a person to expand the LPLN team in the role of Landscape Projects officer offering a position between 19 and 25 hours a week (0.5 FTE), with an option to extend the position subject to funding arrangements. The position will answer to LPLN Manager – Operations and Projects and the LPLN Committee of Management.

  • Key responsibilities include:
    • Deliver community landscape projects across the Loddon Shire with its member groups
    • Assist in the development and provision of workshops, field days and information sessions relating to Network and member group priorities
    • Assist in the development of large scale restoration projects and assist in securing grant funding towards large scale restoration projects
    • Manage the Loddon Plains Landcare Network Community Bird Monitoring Project and its volunteers
    • Report to LPLN Manager – Operations and Projects, including monthly written reports for the LPLN CoM where necessary
    • Follow Occupational Health and Safety procedures for events and on-ground works.
  • Key Selection Criteria:
    • Facilitation and interpersonal skills working with a wide range of people.
    • Negotiation and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong communication skills, particularly with volunteer and community groups
    • Strong computer skills, particularly in office and GIS suites.
    • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously
    • Able to set priorities and manage competing demands
    • Hold a current driver’s license
    • Must be able to use own vehicle with an allowance provided
  • Other relevant skills, knowledge and experience desired for the role:
    • Knowledge and understanding in the delivery of natural resource projects
    • Project management and delivery skills, including development, stakeholder management and delivery of on-ground outcomes
    • Hold current ACUP inc. PAPP and 1080
    • Experience driving off road or 4wd
    • An understanding of the communities and farming enterprises in the Network’s area
    • Experience managing volunteers or working with community groups
    • GIS and mapping experience
    • Basic website maintenance skills


Individuals seeking a formal traineeship in the NRM field are encouraged to apply. 

LPLN embraces diversity and inclusion, and encourages all individuals interested in this role to apply.

Applications addressing the Key Selection Criteria, a resume, together with the names and phone

numbers of two referees should be submitted by email to:

Mal Brown

Vice President, Loddon Plains Landcare Network Inc. 

Subject: Landscape Projects officer, GOANNA Project

Enquiries: Danny Pettingill, 0490 412 430

Posted 9 November 2021 in News