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Current Vacancies

Bush Regenerators (Supervisors & Labourers)

We are currently recruiting Bush Regenerators (Supervisors & Labourers) who are skilled in herbicide application, hand weeding, tool maintenance, plant identification and revegetation planting across the Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Moreton Bay regions. The Barung Natural Areas team prides itself on the high quality of its work that is the result of a passion for the environment, attention to detail and long-term site management. If you are experienced, self-motivated, looking for a great team environment where you can apply your skills and meet the mandatory requirements below, we look forward to hearing from you.  

These positions are casual (Flexibility available, working 2-5 full days/week, or school hours) through to 30 June 2023 with possible extension. 

Candidates from the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Gympie Regions are encouraged to apply. 

If you are interested in managing the environment and are looking for flexibility to suit your lifestyle, we are keen to hear from you!

Mandatory Experience / Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience (Team Leaders only)
  • Certificate III (or higher) in Conservation & Land Management or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 1 year field experience
  • Current, valid Commercial operator’s licence (ground application of herbicide) issued under the Agricultural and Chemical Distributions Control Act 1966
  • Construction Safety White Card
  • South East QLD native and weed identification and management skills
  • Passion for working outdoors and the native environment
  • Current driver’s licence and own transport

Desirable:

  • First Aid Certificate
  • Chainsaw Certificate – Level 1

To apply, please send a current resume and cover letter sharing your skills and experience to hr@barunglandcare.org.au

Conservation and Land Management/Bush Regenerator Traineeship

Contract/Temp

Barung Landcare is seeking motivated job seekers to undertake a paid Conservation and Land Management Traineeship in the Landsborough/Maleny region.  This training is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government through its Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.  Skilling Queenslanders for Work funds training and support for unemployed or underemployed people, with a focus on young people (including those in and transitioned from out-of-home care), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, mature-age jobseekers, women re-entering the workforce, veterans and ex-service personnel, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Eligibility criteria apply, for details visit:

https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/apprentices/getting-started/eligibility-requirements

Successful candidates must be;

  • Enthusiastic and reliable
  • Be physically fit to perform labouring tasks and motivated to work in a variety of challenging outdoor environments
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude
  • Able to start work at 7am
  • Be ready to start work on September 19th 2022

Trainees will be employed for a 38 hour week for 24 weeks and paid under the National Training Award.  Graduates will gain the following:

  • Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management
  • Construction Safety Card (White Card)
  • ACDC Licence
  • Senior First Aid
  • Chainsaw Licence 

 As well as practical experience in:

  • South East Queensland native and exotic plant identification
  • Knowledge and practical skills in weed control/management techniques
  • Native plant propagation and nursery management techniques
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • The correct use and maintenance of a variety of hand tools and equipment
  • Workplace Health and Safety policies and procedures 

To submit your application, please use the ‘Apply’ button.

VOLUNTEER Opportunities

Current Vacancies

Barung Landcare Management Committee

The Barung Landcare Management Committee is currently seeking new members to join the management committee. 

The Barung Landcare Management Committee sets the vision and the purpose for the organisation, and oversees, guides and supports the direction of the Barung Landcare team.

We are seeking people with the following qualities, skills and values (but not limited to):

  • Passion for the environment
  • Passion for working with community
  • Understanding of business operations
  • Understanding of environmental conservation / natural resource management
  • Understanding of fundraising
  • Previous experience on a committee or a board
  • Collaborative spirit
  • Open-minded

If you are interested in joining the Barung Landcare Management committee, please contact the president at president@barunglandcare.org.au

General Volunteering

Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back to the environment and community, build social connections and improve your own physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Volunteering at Barung is an experience in both helping and learning. 

Barung Landcare operates with a small team of paid staff, and a large number of invaluable volunteers. 

By joining as a volunteer you can support Barung Landcare’s mission in helping the environment, learn about native Australian plants and ecosystems, gain valuable skills in raising native plants from seeds, and meet like-minded people with an interest in maintaining our environment. 

We welcome a range of skills, experience and interests to the team, so let us know a little about yourself and your interests by filling out the below Volunteer Registration Form. 

Barung Landcare offers a number of pathways for the community to participate in Landcare through our various volunteer programs. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Carrying out seed collections 
  • Volunteering at the native nursery 
  • Helping with tree planting and weed maintenance at our site at the  Maleny Community Precinct 
  • Helping to run community information stalls about Barung Landcare 
  • Fundraising activities 
  • The Maleny Wood Expo 

All activities undertaken through volunteering with Barung Landcare are covered by Public Liability Insurance. 

It is essential for Barung Landcare to be aware of volunteer personal details to ensure that you are able to effectively participate in the scheduled activities within the organisation without unnecessary risk to your own health or that of other staff and participants. New volunteers please complete the Barung Volunteer Form. 

For enquiries about volunteering for Barung activities, send an email to info@barunglandcare.org.au or phone 07 5494 3151.