NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service offers role in world’s greatest office

For the first time in 25 years, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is advertising for the Manning Great Lakes’ Area Manager role.

Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, Myall Lakes National Park

The once-in-a-lifetime job opportunity comes with spectacular views, including one of the most stunning stretches of coastline in New South Wales, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Hunter Central Coast Director Kylie Yeend said.

‘From the inland areas of Wingham and Taree, across the hinterlands to the coast, then down through Old Bar, Forster, Myall Lakes, Booti Booti National Park to Hawks Nest, this is a beautiful and extraordinary part of the world,’ Ms Yeend said.

‘The area’s coastal towns may sound like a roll call of holiday getaways, but for the Area Manager, it’s an office with visual perks, fresh air and important, spirit-lifting work.’

The Area Manager works with a large team of more than 50 staff across three locations to protect the unique natural environment and threatened wildlife that call it home.

Staff also work with local Aboriginal communities to preserve and honour their history and culture in the area.

‘Every day is different and we’re on the lookout for someone who not only loves the outdoors and has a passion for caring for the environment, but is also skilled at leading people and operational services.

‘We want someone who is committed to listening and working collaboratively to solve complex issues; who can think on their feet as well as work strategically,’ Ms Yeend said.

‘We hope the diversity of the role will appeal to a wide range of applicants, and we encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other cultural backgrounds.

‘I’m hoping we’ll have some locals willing to throw their hat in the ring and grab this incredible opportunity with both hands.’

Manning Great Lakes is one of five operational areas of the Hunter Central Coast Branch for NPWS with a committed team and a diverse variety of habitats and park management features.

The successful applicant will be responsible for leading and managing park management programs to achieve operational outcomes for the NSW Government through NPWS.

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