River Keeper

Parramatta River Catchment Group

Sydney, NSW, AU

The City of Canada Bay is a thriving, colourful community, surrounded by the beautiful bays of Sydney Harbour. The area is also known for its parklands, cycle paths and walkways.

River Keeper – Parramatta River Catchment Group  

$62,555 to $71,938 per annum + Super

Fixed Term (to June 2022) – part time – 28 hours per week

Council is looking for a motivated and driven individual to establish and support a network of community volunteers, ambassadors, affiliate organisations and projects to assist our mission to make the Parramatta River swimmable again.

This exciting role will deliver programs and projects supporting community volunteers and help to build and maintain positive working relationships with member agencies, including council staff, state agencies and the community to foster catchment and waterway health.

As the Riverkeeper you will primarily be responsible for:

  • Reviewing, updating and implementing the Riverkeeper Communications & Engagement Plan to build and support a network of volunteers, ambassadors, affiliate organisations to help make the Parramatta River swimmable again.
  • Using innovative, cost effective and high impact methods to encourage the involvement of a diverse range of groups and people within the Parramatta River catchment in the Riverkeeper program and mission to make the river swimmable again.
  • Delivering the River Aware and Riverfest programs to engender support, commitment and ownership from local communities in caring for their local waterways.
  • Identifying, engaging and supporting Our Living River community ambassadors to promote the Our Living River initiative and associated urban Landcare activities and achievements to the community.

To be successful in the position you will require a desire and drive for ensuring the sustainable management of the River and its catchment.

Closing Date: Sunday, 14 June 2020 at 11:30pm

Click here to view position description.

For further information on this position you can contact Nell Graham, Coordinator Parramatta River Catchment Group on 9121 0009

The City of Canada Bay Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to a safe workplace.

“Formal offers of employment is subject to standard Council pre-employment checks including medical and other background checks”





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