Director – Communication & engagement

STATUS: FULL TIME
LOCATION: Head office Ballina preferred

The Director of Communication and Engagement is responsible for developing and implementing OzFish Unlimited’s communication and engagement strategy, to achieve our ultimate goal of making OzFish a household name in waterway restoration. This means ensuring that we are being seen by our target audience (recreational fishers), that we are attracting their participation, and that we are sourcing and sharing stories of recreational fishers restoring waterways and the result of their stewardship actions to the broader community.

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Will strategically plan OzFish communications and engagement activities to be highly effective in achieving our goals, but also efficient working with tight budgets and a small team.
  • Will be a part of the senior leadership team, collectively directing all activities of OzFish Unlimited and as such should be committed to environmental restoration and community engagement as a key part of that work.
  • Will perform efficiently under tight deadlines and have experience to contribute to the diverse nature of our communication and engagement activities as well as proven ability to get the best out of a small team.
  • Will understand the passion our staff and members have for the environment and for the people who fish.

Casual Staff Pool

STATUS: Casual (hours vary depending on role/need)
LOCATION: Variable, OzFish operates in all Australian States and Territories and will require casual roles in all from time to time.

OzFish is excited to offer casual working opportunities to assist us in filling gaps in our workforce from time to time. Applications are open year-round, with intake occurring every 3 months. At this time your application will be assessed for suitability to OzFish’s Casual Staff Pool, and interviews will determine successful candidates. You will be notified by email of your acceptance or otherwise.

Please be aware that you are applying to OzFish’s Casual Staff Pool, if successful you will go into a pool for potential employment as causal work opportunities arise that you might be suitable for. You will be contacted only if required. There is no guarantee that you will be contacted for work in any 12-month period.

This role is highly dynamic and specific to current projects at the time. In general, you will report to the Program Manager, and be responsible for:

  • Assisting with on-ground activities (aquatic restoration actions, habitat installation, data and monitoring etc.)
  • Engaging recreational fishers in OzFish activities including supervising volunteers.
  • Communication and promotion of OzFish activities through news and media.
  • General administrative support for OzFish Program Manager.

Habitat Officer Chapter

OzFish is seeking current University students or those graduates looking to gain experience to volunteer as Habitat Officers on the executive team of our fisher based Chapters. Working with the Chapter Executive and members, plus the OzFish HQ team.

Part-time volunteer role, out of pocket expenses covered.

Location: Over 40 locations around Australia, see our Chapter Map for a list of all locations.

Intern

OzFish is seeking current University students or those graduates looking to gain experience to volunteer as Habitat Officers on the executive team of our fisher based Chapters. Working with the Chapter Executive and members, plus the OzFish HQ team.

Part-time volunteer role, out of pocket expenses covered.
Location: Over 40 locations around Australia, see our Chapter Map for a list of all locations.

General Volunteer

Did you know that OzFish is an approved organisation to meet Centrelink’s Mutual Obligation Requirements?

This means that instead of filing several job obligations per week, you can volunteer with OzFish and meet your requirements whilst looking for employment!

The requirement is for 15 volunteer hours per week.

LOCATION: Dubbo (River Repair Bus), Moree (River Repair Bus), Mildura (River Repair Bus), Ballina (Business Support). If you live outside of these areas, be sure to contact us to see if something is happening close to you. To apply contact info@ozfish.org.au or phone 1800 431 308.

Young Leaders

At OzFish, we are dedicated to equipping the next generation of sustainable fishing and fish habitat leaders to overcome the challenges of tomorrow. Head to the Young Leaders Program for more information about becoming a Habitat Officer, Intern or fulfilling a Work Placement with OzFish. This program is designed for people who are 18 to 26 years of age.