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Soil Health Director

Based in Perth (Fremantle), Western Australia, with regular motor travel throughout South-West WA

Carbon Sync is a Western Australian soil carbon project developer. At Carbon Sync, we develop long-term partnerships with farmers and support them to identify and apply the management practices that will improve the profitability of their enterprise and the resilience of their farm ecosystem.

Carbon Sync is seeking an outgoing and energetic full-time Soil Health Director (SHD) to develop Land Management Strategies for our soil carbon farmers and to lead and grow our soil health team in Western Australia.

Reporting to the Founder and Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will have the exciting opportunity to lead Carbon Sync’s Western Australian regenerative agriculture and soil health efforts, which aim to catalyse a new, holistically-managed agricultural paradigm. Our goal is to empower farmers across the South-West Land Division of WA to manage diverse, viable, profitable farming operations through systems and practices that promote soil health, rebuild soil function, build resilience to climate change, sequester carbon and minimise GHG emissions.

The Soil Health Director will be based at our Fremantle Office and will be travelling 2-3 days per week most weeks of the year. Most travel will be within the South-West Land Division of Western Australia, with occasional interstate travel for professional development activities.

Carbon Sync is an agricultural education and extension start-up business, specialising in soil carbon farming project development. We focus on integrated approaches to decarbonise agriculture, mitigate climate change and enhance climate resiliency. Along with soil carbon farming with the potential to generate carbon credits, we seek to create co-benefits of managing healthy, high-functioning soils and climate-smart systems.

We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where diverse voices are activated in all aspects of our efforts.

About the role

The primary responsibilities of the Soil Health Director are to initiate soil health and regenerative agriculture projects within Carbon Sync’s four-year soil carbon farming Pilot Project; develop and implement strategies to facilitate adoption of regenerative agriculture on farmland; help develop new programming that furthers Carbon Sync’s broader mission as it relates to soil health and agriculture, and provide leadership, mentoring and support to members of Carbon Sync’s soil health team.

The SHD’s role in carbon farming projects begin once soil carbon farmers are contracted to undertake projects with Carbon Sync, although some assistance with the sales and marketing process will be required, especially in the early years of the Pilot.

Why our team members love working at Carbon Sync:

  • The opportunity to work with and grow together with an enthusiastic and highly talented team from around Australia and the world;
  • The excitement, risk, and reward of the start-up environment;
  • A shared connection to our Vision and Mission to make a difference in the agriculture sector and to the planet;
  • The opportunity to leave a visible legacy of positive land stewardship;
  • Our ideas are truly valued, and in a growing organisation, our individual impact is real;
  • Our personal growth is important. Training and mentorship are built into everyone’s work schedule; and
  • We offer an inclusive and attractive remuneration package made up of salary, benefits and an employee stock option plan.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Is passionate about effecting real change for clients and the wider farming community
  • Is a fast learner, able to grasp technical detail with ease;
  • Prefers and thrives in a collaborative working environment;
  • Has an ability to provide a high level of customer service and to cultivate relationships with current and prospective clients;
  • Is well-presented, reliable, punctual and has an excellent work ethic, as evidenced by previous employers’ references;
  • Is technology-literate and able to use Google and Microsoft operating systems; and
  • Has an A-Class driver’s licence with a good driving record and is able to spend 2-3 nights per week (on average) travelling in Western Australia.

Job Information Pack

Soil Health Director Job Description

If this sounds like you, please apply by emailing a cover letter (maximum two pages) explaining why you’re excited about this role and working at Carbon Sync, along with your CV. We will be in touch with the shortlisted candidates.

Please send your email to:

Louise Edmonds
Founder and CEO

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