Employment Opportunity – Marketing and Communications Manager

Job Description

 The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute is seeking an energetic, personable and purpose-driven person for the role of part time Marketing and Communications Manager.

The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute is an NGO which works with government, universities, local business and communities to better understand the threats to this unique area, then put in place research, remediation and communications programs to help protect the area. In doing so we seek to provide a blueprint for how other World Heritage areas can be protected and preserved.

The successful candidate for the role will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Work with a team to generate then manage an annual communications plan
  • Meet key partners to better understand their needs and how BMWHI can help deliver on them
  • Manage existing university, government and corporate partners to ensue BMWHI is creating value for them as needed
  • Attend local events and present on the mission, purpose and successes of BMWHI in helping protect the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
  • Liaise with local media to help tell BMWHI success stories and raise the profile of key issues affecting the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
  • Generate and collate content for Facebook and Instagram,
  • Generate and collate content for the BMWHI eDM.
  • Manage and develop the Institutes websites

This role could suit a person with 3+ years experience looking to take on more responsibility, or an experienced marketer seeking a part time role with a purpose.

A demonstrated connection to the Blue Mountains is preferable but not essential.

Goals for the first year

  1. Rebuild existing website
  2. Establish a communications and marketing strategy in relation to the Institute’s key programs.
  3. Help develop and undertaker a fundraising strategy for the Institute, while supporting existing sponsors and partners from both the commercial and Government sectors.

 Terms and conditions

This is a contract position for 20 hours per week at  $40.00 per hour, plus travel and communication expenses.  The applicant would report to the Institutes Executive Director, and is expected to work from their own base, but be available to attend regular meetings in Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

There would be a three month trial period built into the contract.

Contact:  Send CV & Application Letter to Alex Dunlop  a.dunlop@bmwhi.org.au  

Corridors and Connectivity in the Great Eastern Ranges

On 10 December, the Institute’s Programme Director Rosalie Chapple presented at the Great Eastern Ranges’ Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala partnership (K2W)’s Annual Forum at Jenolan Caves.

The K2W partnership brings together landholders and community groups to protect and restore natural connections for native plants and animals in the Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala Link landscape corridor.This corridor connects the western edge of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area with protected areas located in the upper reaches of the Lachlan River catchment.

Read more about the forum


Over 43 people attended the forum, including local landholders, researchers, government agencies, and conservationists

Rosalie’s presentation outlined the Institute’s work in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, and how this links with the Kanangra to Wyangla piece of the connectivity jigsaw.

View Rosalie’s presentation

Rosalie presenting at the Forum

Rosalie presenting at the Forum

‘Not just polar bears. Climate change as a social justice issue’

The Institute was pleased to co-host the Evatt Foundation dinner at The Carrington Hotel in Katoomba on October 17.
Guest speaker Professor Lesley Hughes, one of Australia’s foremost experts on climate change, provided a lucid reminder of issues related to climate change in the lead up to 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

View the speech transcript – “Not Just Polar Bears – Climate Change as a Social Justice Issue”

Renew Your Business – free information night.

Blue Mountains Renewable Energy Co-op hosting: How solar can benefit Blue Mountains businesses, Wed 25th Nov, 2015, 6-8:30pm, The Ballroom, The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. http://bmrenew.org/


Invitation: Report on evaluation of ‘Fire Stories’.

‘Fire Stories – a lesson in time.’

How effective was this film in bushfire risk communication?

Invitation to report on Fire Stories evaluation (1)


Promoting GBM World Heritage

Journal article: Promoting the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area: environmental presentation within tourist brochures


Rescheduled: H.V. Evatt Memorial Dinner 2015

‘Not just polar bears. Climate change as a social justice issue’.

Guest Speaker: Lesley Hughes Master of Ceremonies: Trish Doyle, M.P.

Event invite

Date: 17 October 2015

Place: Carrington Hotel, Katoomba St, Katoomba

Time: 6.30 p.m. for 7.00 p.m.

Cost: $80 (includes dinner)

Evatt dinner booking form[4]

RSVP: sarah.shrubb@gmail.com orphone: 4784 3064 or 0418 649 497

Low Carbon Tourism

Valuing Community Participation

Exploring environmental issues through an enviro-cultural schools program and working collaboratively with communities in artistic cultural expression.

Community cultural development and Earth Journeys:

Valuing Community Participation

Dingo Cam

What we know is that dingoes play a very important role in protecting native species from foxes and cats in the desert. We expect the situation could be similar in the forests of the GBMWHA. Thus, we need to invest more time and energy into learning about dingoes and dingo ecology.

pozi.be/dingocam   Read more