Senior Business Support Officer (Targeted for people with disability)


Biodiversity Conservation Trust


Sydney CBD (the role may move to Paramatta in 2019), NSW

Salary etc:

Total Remuneration package: $133,790 p.a. - includes salary ($109,445 - $120,695) + super & leave loading (Environment Officer Class 10); Ongoing, full-time

This position is targeted for people with disability under Clause 26 of the GSE Rules 2014.

*Please note that targeted means applicants with disability are encouraged to apply but applications are open to all peoples

Agency overview

The New South Wales Biodiversity Conservation Trust (NSW BCT) is a not-for-profit statutory body, established under Part 10 of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and managed by a Board appointed by the Minister for the Environment.

The Trust’s roles are to support and encourage landholders to enter into agreements to conserve and protect biodiversity on private land, guided by the government’s Biodiversity Conservation Investment Strategy; secure biodiversity offsets when developers choose to pay into the Biodiversity Conservation Fund; and other activities that promote greater awareness of, appreciation and understanding of, biodiversity and the importance of conserving it.

The NSW BCT falls within the portfolio responsibilities of the Minister for the Environment, and forms part of the NSW Government’s planning and environment cluster.

About the Role:

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced business support officer to join a new organisation dedicated to biodiversity conservation. You will use your collaboration and communication skills to manage relationships and coordinate projects and initiatives to support implementation and ensure compliance with policy and governance requirements.

You will support the Director and Managers in coordinating people management activities to promote and engage a high performing team. In conjunction you will prepare, coordinate and review reports, submissions, briefing notes and correspondence, ensuring that all written material is drafted comprehensively, accurately and in accordance with government protocols. As part of the role, you will identify and monitor emerging issues and trends that impact the Branch, and where necessary, make recommendations to mitigate risk, gaps or inconsistencies.

Primary purpose of the role

Manage the coordination and delivery of a diverse range of procurement and business support services to assist the Director and the BCT, this includes coordinating administrative, human resources, financial, business information services, legal and project management activities. You will:

  • join an exciting new organisation dedicated to biodiversity conservation
  • manage and coordinate projects and initiatives to support implementation
  • support stakeholders in coordinating people management activities

Essential requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and/or demonstrated extensive experience in a similar role and operating environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of best practice project management methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing the delivery of diverse business services including administrative support, office systems, records management, office accommodation, procurement, concessions and leasing, information technology, and reporting.

Job Notes:

A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from DPE and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period. 

Our commitment to diversity:

The Department of Planning and Environment values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with disability.

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