Join the FWP Crew!

2023 is going to be the biggest year yet at For Wild Places, and we are expanding our team to bring new programs to life and continue to maintain strong governance.  Heading into the new year, we are looking to fill three positions.  Two of these (paid) positions are to support our TRACTION program, which is funded by several grants.

In addition, we are looking for a Finance Officer to take over from our current beancounter, Bruce, who has been doing a fantastic job over the past few years.  Bruce is stepping back as he and wife Julie embrace the grey-nomad life.  This voluntary role is pivotal to the ongoing success and viability of For Wild Places, and the newly appointed Finance Officer will work closely with the CEO and Board to ensure FWP maintains good governance and remains financially stable into the future.

Applications for all three roles close on Monday 2nd January 2023, with the positions starting soon after.  Keep reading for a short description of each of the roles, and click through to the Position Description PDF for more details and how to apply.  We are very excited to expand our small but mighty team, and look forward to hearing from you! Please feel free to forward this post onto any friends, family, running buddies or environmental champions that you think would be suitable!

Job Type: Casual or Contract, 8hrs per week

Remuneration: Casual $40 ph + super, Contract $46 ph

Duration: 8 months


Following confirmation of our successful grant applications, an opportunity exists to join the FWP team and to design, plan and execute the events. This will include event and stakeholder management, budgets, timelines and grant acquittals.  The Program Manager will report directly to the CEO, and be part of a small team delivering the events and program including a Marketing and Social Media manager. 



Job Type: Casual or Contract, 4hrs per week

Remuneration: Casual $40 ph + super, Contract $46 ph

Duration: 6 months


The Marketing & Social Media Manager will work alongside the TRACTION Program Manager and CEO to create engaging, exciting and impactful content across various social media platforms, to raise the profile of For Wild Places and TRACTION.  The M&SM Manager will be expected to attend weekly or fortnightly WIPS with the extended TRACTION team.  We are looking for someone who is passionate about the power of social media to engage people in positive change, through storytelling and direct action.



Job Type: Volunteer, approx 8-10 hours per month

Duration: Ideally 12 months +


We are looking for someone to join our team to support our financial reporting activities. The role is responsible for the financial administration of the organisation and ensuring FWP meets its tax and financial reporting obligations.  The Finance Officer plays an important role in supporting the effectiveness of this startup NFP,  by ensuring accurate and timely bookkeeping, and providing quality financial information and advice to the CEO and Board.  We currently have a Director who oversees cash flow forecasting and strategic budgeting; this role would ideally work collaboratively with these activities. 

We estimate this role will require a commitment of 8-10 hours each month.  We use Xero as our main reporting, BAS processing and accounting software.


 We are an inclusive team and value diversity in all its forms. Women, LGBTQIA+ folks, anyone who identifies as Indigenous or any other racialised groups, those from ethnically diverse communities and people experiencing barriers or challenges with employment are encouraged to apply. In your role, we hope you will express yourself, inspire others and contribute to the dynamism of For Wild Places and the running community.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out –

UPDATE: Applications close Monday 9th January at 5pm. For details or questions, please reach out to Hilary.