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MEMBERS of the Friends of Flinders Coastline planting native vegetation on a steep slope. Picture: Supplied
Time to talk about biodiversity A BIODIVERSITY and sustainability forum being held at Flinders on Sunday 11 April will hear from a range of speakers about issues vital to the health and preservation of the Mornington Peninsula’s natural environment. Organised by the Friends of Flinders Coastline group, the forum in Flinders Hall will also provide a venue for community groups to share details about their activities with the public. Speakers at the forum are: Maxwell Campbell, president of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, will speak about how humans effect biodiversity, especially among invertebrates. A biologist and educator, Mr Campbell is a macro photographer and microscopist with a special interest in video microscopy. Jo-Anne Tetteroo, Mornington Pen-
27 Nelson Street, Rye Monday to Friday 9am-3.30pm Ph: 5985 4462 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
POSITION READVERTISED (previous applicants need not apply)
House Manager – Part-time (30 hrs/ week Mon-Fri) Fixed Term for 12 months
RYE COMMUNITY HOUSE About Rye Community House Rye Community House was established in 1984 and is one of 12 Neighbourhood Houses on the Mornington Peninsula. The House includes an Occasional Care Service and is located within the Centre of Rye on the Mornington Peninsula. The House is governed by a community-based Board of Governance. About the Role This rewarding role offers you the opportunity to be part of the community taking responsibility for the operations, management, financial accountability and development of the House and for ensuring that the House operates in accordance with all legislative requirements, the Board’s policy decisions and the service agreements with funding bodies. You will also be responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of programs, policies and services. Selection Criteria • Demonstrated experience in Community Services and/or service coordination within the community or not for profit sector. • Demonstrated experience in leading, developing and supervising staff and volunteers and building effective teams. • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and negotiation, interpersonal and time management skills, including the capacity to represent the House within the community and with funding providers and sponsors. • An ability to identify community needs and to plan, develop, monitor and evaluate high quality programs to meet those needs. • Demonstrated experience in financial management including planning, budgeting and managing day to day financial operations. • Demonstrated ability to work effectively without direct supervision, providing support and resources to a volunteer-based Board of Management with an understanding of community education principles and current trends. • Ability to work effectively without direct supervision and reporting to the Board of Governance. • Tertiary qualifications that will support the achievement of the selection criteria indicators of the role. • IT proficiency in the House-specific packages e.g. Enrolment, Accounting, Data bases, Web and Social Media. Please review the Position Description in full, for specific information about this role. Other Requirements: • Criminal History Check and Working with Children Check essential • Names of two referees who can be contacted MUST be included in your application
If you have the necessary skills and experience and would like this opportunity to be part of a great community, apply now!
Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 5th April 2021 Interviews will be held on Wednesday 7th April 2021 during the afternoon. Applicants must be available on this date. PAGE 8
Southern Peninsula News
7 April 2021
insula Shire’s natural systems strategy coordinator, will speak about her role in implementing the shire’s Biodiversity Conservation Plan and protecting the peninsula’s natural landscapes, ecosystems and biodiversity. Kim Cott, environmental ranger at Mornington Peninsula National Park, currently works at Greens Bush, Flinders and Coolart As the Parks Victoria’s senior marine ranger at Western Port and Port Phillip region Thierry Rolland oversees management of the coastal reserves and the three marine national parks in Western Port, and the Mushroom Reef marine sanctuary, Flinders. Chantal Morton coordinates 11 groups in the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network and is passionate about natural resource management, helping Landcare groups and the
broader community build capacity for “positive land stewardship”. Lionel Lauch is a Gunditjmara Kirrae Warrung-Bundjalung man who heads Living Culture, a non-profit organisation providing Indigenous educational programs which include sharing his knowledge of bush tucker and medicinal plants. Ecological consultant and natural systems teacher Gidja Walker will speak about the complexities of the peninsula’s natural environment. The biodiversity and sustainability forum runs at 9am-1.30pm Sunday 11 April in Flinders Civic Hall (registrations 8.30am). All welcome. Contact Mark Aarons 0407 093 620 or Ashley Fraser 0411 839 483.
Southern Peninsula News 6 April 2021