The South Australian Government is reforming how our landscapes are managed by putting community at the heart of sustainably managing the state’s soil, water, pest plants and animals, and biodiversity. Central to the Landscape South Australia Act (2019) are eight new Regional Landscape Boards: Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Hills and Fleurieu, Kangaroo Island, Limestone Coast, Murraylands & Riverland, Northern & Yorke and South Australian Arid Lands. These Boards are South Australian Government statutory bodies, which will have greater autonomy and flexibility to respond to local issues and facilitate the sustainable management of landscapes in the regions outside of Adelaide in partnership with land owners, stakeholders and the community. This framework allows greater autonomy and flexibility to respond to local issues.
The Hills and Fleurieu Region is the most biologically diverse region in South Australia. Covering 6,700 square kilometres of land and sea and stretching along the Mt Lofty Ranges from Cape Jervis to Birdwood and the South Para River, and from the coastal waters of Gulf St Vincent and Willunga across to Mount Barker, Goolwa and Victor Harbor.
The local primary industries contribute more than $400m in value to the South Australian economy each year. Apple, pear and cherry production, together with viticulture, winemaking and seafood production are also significant rural industries. The region is home to around 130,000 people and is the traditional land of the Ngarrindjeri, Peramangk and Kaurna Nation.
Based in Mount Barker, the General Manager will report to the Landscape Board and will play a key leadership role in supporting the Landscape SA reform and continuous improvement in the management of the Hills and Fleurieu’s natural resources. The General Manager will work to deliver the Board’s five-year regional plan, annual business plan, manage budgets and employ and manage staff to deliver practical, on-ground, back-to-basics programs, and ensure the administration of the Landscape South Australia Act (2019).
Applications are encouraged from suitably experienced professionals displaying outstanding skills in leadership, relationship building, people and change management, stakeholder management, partnering, co-designing projects with stakeholders, strategic thinking, operational delivery, cultural competency and the ability to form strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations. An ability to work with all levels of Government and the NGO sector is critical. Qualifications in a relevant discipline will be highly regarded.
This is a genuine opportunity to work closely with a regional community and its stakeholders to deliver a meaningful landscape plan that is responsive to local issues.
For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit landscape.sa.gov.au
Applications should be addressed to Andrew Reed and Justin Hinora. Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.
For a confidential discussion, please call (08) 8100 8827.