Forestry Corporation of NSW

Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial plantation and native forests in NSW. We manage more than two million hectares of forests for the environmental, economic, and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are focused on empowering our people to use their creativity, authenticity and innovative thinking to be the champions of change now and into the future. That is why no matter who you are, we encourage you to apply for the job that’s right for you. We aim to have a workforce that reflects the diverse communities in which we work and so we strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Why grow your career with Forestry Corporation of NSW:
At Forestry Corporation of NSW, our values are at the heart of everything that we do. We hope you share our values of:

1. Wellbeing: Everyone home, injury free, everyday
2. Respect: We care for country, community, and ourselves
3. Integrity: We are honest and accountable
4. Innovation: We challenge ourselves to think differently, be bold and continuously improve

About the role:
We have an exciting new opportunity for a community and engagement officer to join the team.

This role will work closely with a range of external parties from local communities, forest users right through to government bodies, sharing information and building mutually beneficial partnerships.

Your excellent oral and written communication skills coupled with your community engagement expertise will be essential in managing relationships, conveying complex ideas with clarity and precision and responding to stakeholders on forestry matters.

What we can offer you:

  • Full time, permanent opportunity
  • Central west location (Bathurst preferably)
  • Hybrid approach to working including work from home
  • New role to shape and develop
  • Collaborating across multiple disciplines and exposure across the business
  • Competitive salary package with the opportunity to work with and learn from passionate and skilled professionals in the industry
  • Exclusive company benefits

We would love you to have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in community and stakeholder engagement
  • Ability to build and maintain constructive relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders across a large geographic area
  • Political-awareness, diplomacy, and the ability to manage potentially sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and professionalism
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including report writing skills and the ability to distil and communicate scientific and technical information
  • Sound interpersonal skills, including conflict-resolution skills and experience.

Ready to engage? Join us in making a difference as we work towards a brighter future for our forests and communities!

For further information about the role please contact Joanna Bodley, Corporate Affairs Manager on: 0427 939 543

Applications close: 7 APRIL 2024 @ 11:59PM AEDT

Depending on the role the preferred candidate will be required to satisfactorily complete a Drug and Alcohol screening, and/or Medical Assessment and/or a Fire Task Based Assessment (TBA).
For roles requiring, the successful candidate(s) must be fit to perform firefighting activities, which may include working in smoky conditions and the ability to be physically active in uneven or steep terrain. Offers of employment for these roles are subject to the results of the pre-employment Medical Assessment which may preclude candidates high risk conditions from being able to meet the inherent requirements of the role.