Play your part in progressing the global aims of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme. The Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation has the following vacancies to support its work within the Noosa Shire.

Board Directors – EOIs are now closed.

The Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation is seeking suitably qualified and highly-motivated individuals with an interest in helping to shape the future of the Foundation and support our projects. It is anticipated that toward the end of 2021 or early in 2022 several positions on the board will become vacant as some present directors are nearing the end of their term.

About the Foundation

The Noosa Shire was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2007 for the high values of its natural environment and a community committed to sustainable development. The Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation Ltd (NBRF) is a charitable organisation, established by Noosa Shire Council in 2015 as a company limited by guarantee and trustee for the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Trust, a charitable public fund.

The role of the NBRF is to manage the Trust, and progress projects aligned with the aims of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme. The NBRF Board identifies “Big Ideas” related to the sustainable management and conservation of our land, water, wildlife and people and economy in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve through engagement with stakeholders, experts and community groups.

The NBRF recently signed a new four-year partnership agreement with Noosa Shire Council and a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Some of the exciting initiatives currently under development include expanding wild koala conservation and research, instigating a marine species protection pilot and implementing a Glossy Black-Cockatoo research project. See our projects for more information.

In 2022, the Foundation aims to focus on increasing our social, cultural and economic project portfolio and encourages candidates with experience and connections in these areas to apply.

About the role

The NBRF is run by an expertise-based volunteer Board of 8 Directors including one representative from Noosa Council. Board meetings are held once a month, a minimum of 10 and maximum of 12 times per year, including the AGM which usually takes place in November. Directors are also expected to nominate for at least one sub-committee which meets approximately once a month.

The NBRF is seeking highly-motivated individuals with experience in corporate finance, legal, governance or fundraising. Links to philanthropic organisations or individuals would be highly regarded.

The NBRF is committed to increasing diversity and gender equity on the Board.

How to apply

Send your CV and cover letter (max. 2 pages) outlining your interest, relevant experience or qualifications, and your intended contribution to the future direction of the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation to: secretariat@noosabiosphere.org.au

Closing date

Submissions close midnight 30 August 2021. For more information, contact our office.