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.

Call for Board Directors

Applications have now closed

The NBRF is seeking highly-motivated individuals with an interest in helping shape the future of the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation and supporting our projects. Several board positions will become vacant this year as directors are nearing the end of their term.

About the organisation

The Noosa Shire was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2007 for the high value 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 UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Program. The NBRF Board identify “Big Ideas” related to the sustainable management and conservation of our land, water, wildlife and people & economy in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve through engagement with stakeholders, experts and community groups.

Some of the exciting initiatives currently under development include expanding wild koala conservation and research, sustainable agriculture, instigating a marine species protection pilot, supporting two USC PhD student projects: the Blue Biosphere and Forest Conservation, and continuing Glossy Black-Cockatoo research project. Please see the NBRF project page for more information.

The NBRF aims to focus on increasing our social, cultural and economic project portfolio and encourage 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. The NBRF is committed to increasing diversity on its Board and maintaining Gender Equity.

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 a willingness to commit their time and a demonstrated interest in social, economic and environmental sustainability or experience in finance, governance. Links to philanthropic organisations or individuals would be highly regarded.

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


Submissions close midnight 31 August 2022. For more information, contact our office.