Ginninderra Catchment Group (GCG) requires a Chairperson to lead the organisation. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference in catchment management and landcare.
Ginninderra Catchment Group
GCG’s mission is to ‘connect, support and lead local communities to maintain and improve the health of the Ginninderra Catchment and surrounding environments'. GCG is both a community-based natural resource management organisation and a Landcare network, operating primarily in the north-west ACT Region. This community-driven organisation supports 19 Landcare Groups (including Parkcare, urban, rural, junior, and Aboriginal Landcare Groups) and coordinates numerous community engagement and landscape-scale restoration programs.
GCG facilitates citizen science and community education programs including; 1) the award-winning ACT and Region Frogwatch Program, which provides the only frog monitoring in the ACT Region and education to over 3,500 people annually and, 2) Ginninderra and Yass components of the well-regarded Upper Murrumbidgee Waterwatch Program, which works with the community to monitor, raise awareness, education, restore and protect waterways in the ACT Region.
GCG is an independent community-driven association governed by voluntary Executive Committee, comprised of skills-based individuals and Catchment representatives. GCG has 6 staff members who combined support over 500 volunteers. These staff include 1) Catchment Coordinator, 2) Project Officer that supports the Catchment Coordinator in coordinating priority programs and projects, 3) Communications Officer, 4) Waterwatch Coordinator, 4) ACT and Region Frogwatch Coordinator and 5) Financial Administrator.
GCG is one of three Community Catchment Groups is the ACT. It has strong partnerships with local, regional and national bodies. Current GCG priority program areas include: community environmental stewardship, citizen science, improved condition of priority ecosystems (particularly grasslands), community education/engagement, Aboriginal land management, riparian restoration and sustainable agriculture.
The position: GCG Chairperson
This position is to lead the organisation, in accord with the Rules of the Association and GCG Strategy. It is a voluntary position.
- Provide leadership to the GCG Executive Committee and Members.
- Broker relationships with stakeholders and facilitate partner collaboration and liaison
- Chair the GCG Executive and Members meetings (around 10 per year)
- Work closely with the Catchment Coordinator in implementing the GCG Strategy and annual work program.
How to apply:
- For further information about the GCG go to https://ginninderralandcare.org.au
- For further information contact Sandy Lolicato 0429 943 717 or Ken Hodgkinson 0429 606 788