Jobs - 08 May 2024

Position: WA Campaign Manager

Be part of a team that’s proud to work for the organisation that’s secured some of the biggest wins for Australian wilderness and nature: stopping the damming of the Franklin River forty years ago, protecting Waldaman / James Price Point in the Kimberley from a ginormous gas hub, or defending special forests the length and breadth of this continent.


The WA Campaign Manager is part of a highly dedicated and collaborative team focused on the long term protection, promotion and restoration of nature and wilderness. The WA Campaign Manager plays a crucial role in ensuring the effective operation of the Wilderness Society WA Campaign Centre and leads and mentors staff based in Boorloo / Perth to support and deliver the Wilderness Society’s campaign agenda in WA.

The Wilderness Society has a solid track record of protecting some of WA’s special land and sea country. Now, we’re seeking an experienced Campaign Manager who can identify powerful pathways for the community to exert pressure on governments and business to deliver change for land, water and seascape systems.

In doing this work, you’ll bring a commitment to establishing and strengthening dialogue with First Nations Peoples for all aspects of our campaigns.

While supporting the ongoing development and implementation of the Organisational Campaign Plan, you’ll have a key focus on protecting natural icons within WA, and work with colleagues across the country to deliver strategic interventions for other continental campaigns.

You excel at working with others across diverse communities and environmental groups. You’re a dab hand at applying, designing and communicating campaigns— through the media, with the community, and into government and business. You’re curious about the science—social, ecological, and political, and willing to investigate legal avenues to advance campaigns.

You enjoy leadership, strategy and campaign implementation. You value strategic partnerships and stakeholder engagement, and excel at effective presentation. You’re happy to be part of a team that takes pride in collaboration and healthy culture. And you can ensure work health and safety and compliance issues are covered.


You’ll be doing meaningful and important work with one of Australia’s successful nature conservation organisations.

Our approach to diversity is simple—it’s about embracing everyone. From building a culture where all employees can bring their best selves to work to deploying initiatives that support the different needs of our staff, we’re doing what we can to build an inclusive world for all.

We are a supportive and inclusive workplace with excellent conditions, including:

  • Five weeks of annual leave per year.
  • Flexible: 8 or 9 day fortnight considered.
  • 15 days personal leave.
  • 3 additional leave days at end of year.
  • Floating public holidays.
  • Genuine flexibility in working hours and location with financial support for office and/or remote working.
  • Generous Paid parental leave (subject to eligibility conditions).
  • Commitment to supporting your professional development.
  • Access to Long Service Leave after five years of continuous service.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program.
  • Regular 1:1 meetings for coaching and management support.
  • Performance conversations for reflections and growth.
  • When you start, a co-developed initial 3 month work plan.


  • Have a can-do attitude, with the ability to learn new skills and adapt to new contexts quickly.
  • Can drive your own areas of work.
  • Are ready to take up the invitation and the challenge of the role.
  • Are comfortable working to rapid response timelines.
  • Are eager to grow your skills, experience and the organisation’s impact.
  • Are able to give and apply feedback.
  • Bring a dedication to transforming Australia into a society that protects, respects and connects with the natural world that sustains us.
  • If you identify as a First Nations person, a woman, LGBTIQA+, a person with a disability or if you are from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Read the position description that details the essential and desired skills.

Please note that applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to be considered for the role.