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Principal Project Officer - BCT

Organisation / Entity: Environment and Heritage Group
Job category:
  • Planning
  • Projects
  • Environmental
Job location:
  • Regional NSW
  • Statewide
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - West
Job reference number: 528744
Work type: Full-Time
Total remuneration package: Environment Officer Class 11
Closing date: 18/06/2023 - 11:55 PM


Do you want your work to make a difference for NSW?

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.


  • Develop corporate and private partnerships to protect and enhance biodiversity in NSW
  • Permanent full-time opportunity, Parramatta based or other BCT location by negotiation and availability
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $129,274 to $142,469 + super


The NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Project Officer to join the newly established Partnerships and Investments Branch. You will be charged with developing partnerships with corporate and private investors to accelerate private land conservation in NSW.


About the role:

  • Develop partnerships with corporates and private investors to secure funding to accelerate BCT private land conservation programs 
  • Build relationships and networks with corporate and private partners.
  • Identify and develop opportunities in the emerging biodiversity and carbon markets.


Success in the role depends on being able to demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrated experience in building new, and nurturing existing, corporate and/or private partnerships to deliver environmental or social outcomes  
  • Demonstrated success in preparing and presenting proposals to corporates and/or private investors to secure funding, with strong commercial acumen
  • Problem solving skills with the capacity to innovate, be flexible and capitalise on emerging partnership opportunities and trends
  • Experience in managing multidisciplinary teams
  • Extensive experience in planning, implementing and managing complex projects to achieve priority objectives
  • Proven ability in influencing stakeholders to take action and deliver agreed outcomes


For more information read the full Role Description: Principal Project Officer - BCT

For more information hit Apply to visit the iworkfor.nsw.gov.au website.


About us


The BCT's purpose is partnering with landholders to enhance and conserve biodiversity across NSW. Our vision is vibrant private land conservation areas protecting our unique and diverse plants and animals.

The BCT is aiming to accelerate our private land conservation by fostering collaboration, developing strategic partnerships, and leveraging new finance models like carbon or biodiversity markets.

You will be instrumental in helping NSW address nature loss and work towards a nature positive future.


About BCT culture

People – we respect and collaborate with our colleagues, our landholders and our stakeholders

Purpose – we focus our role to protect and enhance biodiversity

Public value – we are effective and accountable


About DPE

The Department of Planning and Environment’s (DPE) vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department. 

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier’s Priorities and welcome applications from all.


Participation in the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme (BOS) and the BCT’s private land conservation (PLC) programs

All new employees with an existing defined interest in the BOS will be required to disclose their personal (or a close family member’s) participation to ensure potential conflicts are managed appropriately. In some circumstances this may require divestment of the interest. The BCT also has restrictions on staff participation in its funded PLC programs. No additional funding, beyond that already agreed to by the BCT, may be sought or approved during time as a BCT employee or for a 12-month period following termination of employment.

The Department is committed to protecting the public interest and public trust in the exercise of its functions. These values, together with transparency and accountability, are integral to the administration of the BOS and PLC programs. If you (or a close family member) participate in the BOS scheme or already hold a funded agreement with the BCT and require further information before submitting your application please contact the hiring manager. The BOS protocol is available publicly here via this page.


To Apply


If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role. DPE expects all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.


Applications close Sunday 18 June 2023 at 11:55PM.


Should you require further information about the role please contact Holly Park or Kate Smillie via holly.park@bct.nsw.gov.au or kate.smillie@bct.nsw.gov.au.


A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 months.


Looking for more information or assistance in applying?


Our Diversity team can assist to:

  • provide alternative formats to apply
  • make adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks


We encourage people with disability to apply. If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on Diversity@DPIE.nsw.gov.au  (please include reference number).

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/our-mob-on-country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.



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