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Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance (WCTTAA) Coordinator

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance (WCTTAA) Coordinator position at Cape York NRM. This is a full-time fixed term position to 30 April 2023 based in our Cooktown office, (Atherton office by negotiation).

The online application process includes the submission of the following:

  1. Online application form
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume (maximum 5 pages)
  4. A separate document addressing the selection criteria (maximum two pages)

The position description and selection criteria are listed in the Application Kit below. Please provide a concise description and examples of how you consider you meet each of the criteria and use headings to clearly show which selection criteria is being addressed.

The closing date for applications is Monday 7 March 2022 and your application must be submitted by 4:00 PM (AEST). Upon receipt of your application, you will be sent a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours, please email It is anticipated that interviews will be conducted during the week commencing 14 March 2022.

For further information on this position, please direct all enquiries to Kerri Woodcock, Biodiversity and Fire Program Manager at All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. 

Position Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance (WCTTAA) Coordinator
Reports to Biodiversity and Fire Program Manager
Works with Biodiversity and Fire Team
Location Cooktown preferred or Atherton (by negotiation)
Employment Terms

Fixed term until 30 April 2023.

Full time (75 hours per fortnight)

Classification Level 3.1E
Salary Range

The salary is $78,487 per annum (including 5 weeks annual leave) plus 17.5% annual leave loading, plus 10% superannuation guarantee.

About this role

Cape York Natural Resource Management (Cape York NRM) is a not-for-profit organisation that works to encourage voluntary adoption of improved natural resource management across all land tenures and land uses on Cape York. We focus on achieving positive outcomes for the people of Cape York through the coordination and delivery of high-quality programs that meet the standards of both government and commercial clients.

This position is responsible for supporting the Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance (WCTTAA) to achieve its vision of efficiently managing threats to coastal habitats and enhancing opportunities for nesting marine turtle populations on Western Cape York.

The WCTTAA Coordinator will coordinate and support all aspects of the WCTTAA’s work including; delivery of the Nest to Ocean Turtle Protection Program, participation as a demonstration site for the National Feral Pig Action Plan, communicating the outcomes of the WCTTAA’s work, provision of secretariat support, and sourcing ongoing resources to implement marine turtle protection activities.

The WCTTAA is a partnership of on-ground land and sea owners and managers from Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council, Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council, Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council, Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council and Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council. WCTTAA was formed to set priorities, seek solutions and share knowledge to maximise the use of resources for coastal management on western Cape York. WCTTAA operates in onshore coastal waters and beaches from Mitchell River to Pajinka, on western Cape York. 


Online Application

One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx.
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx.
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx.