Work with the TLC

The Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC) was established in 2001 and has grown to be one of Tasmania’s largest private landholders. We protect and manage nature on our own land, and we work alongside other committed landholders to help them identify, protect and manage nature on their properties.

The TLC is a for-purpose (not-for-profit), political, science and community-based organisation. Our annual income comes from public fundraising campaigns, grants and conservation business opportunities and we employ over 20 staff.

At the TLC we pride ourselves on our collaborative, outcome-focused workplace, and we respect and acknowledge diversity among people, culture and communities. The TLC seeks new ways to achieve conservation that values nature as well the economic, cultural and social benefits it provides us all.

business manager

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Business Manager is accountable for fulfilling the Responsibilities associated with this position. As a self-starter, it is expected that the incumbent will hold key influence and responsibility for ensuring the TLC’s people, strategy, processes, systems, resources and relationships are effective, efficient and well placed for ongoing development in support of the organisation’s purpose. The incumbent will lead the Business, Leadership and Administration team and collaborate with other staff and stakeholders across Tasmania.

Scope of Position

The Business Manager is a hands-on leadership role, member of the TLC management team; and leads the Business Leadership and Administration Team comprising of the Finance and Business Systems Coordinator, Administration Support, Data Systems Coordinator as well as external Information Technology and Communications and Human Resources contractors. The position holds key influence and responsibility for ensuring the TLC’s people, strategy, processes, systems, resources and relationships are effective, efficient and well placed for ongoing development in support of the organisation’s purpose.

The role will suit candidates from corporate or not-for-profit (NFP) / for-purpose backgrounds with significant experience working in an operational management or similar role with a focus on business systems including information systems, human resources, workplace, health and safety, organisational policies, compliance, and financial and risk management.

The role will work with the TLC management team to support the CEO in the execution of the Strategic Plan 2020-2025 and is responsible for developing and implementing innovative mechanisms for achieving nature conservation and demonstrating organisational leadership through exceptional governance, business administration, a positive working environment, and financial sustainability.


  1. Develop, improve and manage internal systems and processes that support effective and sound governance, transparency, risk management, regulatory compliance, efficiency and continuous improvement to assist in decision-making by the management and Board of the TLC.
  2. Coordinate and implement the TLC’s risk management framework, legal requirements, governance processes and functions, including organisational (internal) reporting.
  3. Lead the TLC’s workplace, health and safety function, including the development and implementation of systems and initiatives to ensure safety across the organisation.
  4. Oversee the organisational document policy framework, including the development, implementation and review of key policies, procedures and plans.
  5. Manage the people and culture function of the organisation and drive a culture of employee support, engagement and well-being.
  6. Oversee the finance and investment functions to ensure the continued financial sustainability of the organisation.
  7. Ensure the provision of appropriate Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) across the organisation to facilitate effective and efficient work practices for all teams to be able to utilise data insights to drive the business through being cost effective, reliable, and innovative while minimising risk to the organisation.
  8. Manage the TLC’s fleet of vehicles and office facilities management ensuring a safe working environment.
  9. Keep Management, Board and Subcommittee’s informed by contributing to the TLC Board, Foundation and Risk and Audit subcommittee meetings as well the Secretariat to the Risk and Audit Committee.
  10. Other duties as directed by the CEO.

Other Details

On offer is an ongoing, full-time (1.0 FTE = 76.0 hours / fortnight) position based in Hobart, Tasmania. The TLC provides a flexible work environment where a good work-life balance can be maintained. A remuneration package based on TLC Executive Level ($98,000- $109,000) commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience (plus statutory superannuation) is being offered.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying please include the following and send to

  1. An introductory cover letter
  2. Your resume (including contact details of two referees)
  3. A statement addressing the Qualifications, Experience and Skills listed in the position description. Failure to address these criteria will likely preclude the applicant from consideration for the role.

Applications close: Sunday, 3rd October 2021.

Download the position description

If you would like more information about the role please contact James Hattam, Chief Executive Officer at

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