Executive officer position available at AFANT


THE Amateur Fishermen’s Association of the Northern Territory (AFANT) is seeking to appoint a new executive officer.

AFANT is the well recognised and successful peak body representing 40,000 recreational anglers in the Northern Territory. The executive officer, working with the AFANT president and committee, is responsible for all aspects of the association’s activities including its role as an advocate for recreational fishing and its involvement in fisheries and natural resource management processes.

Applicants will have tertiary qualifications in natural resource management or directly appropriate employment experience as well as being able to demonstrate an ability to deal effectively with government and fisheries stakeholders at all levels including fishing clubs and grass roots fishers. They will also need exceptional communications skills ranging from complex submission preparation through to direct media activities. AFANT is a not-for-profit association so the position requires strong organisational and priority setting skills and the ability to manage the legislative and reporting requirements of the NT Associations Act.

Detailed knowledge of recreational fishing industry and the issues involved in fishery management across recreational, commercial and indigenous fishing sectors is essential in this role.

An attractive remuneration package which includes a vehicle and superannuation will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on skills and experience.

The position is based in Darwin but will require travel in the Northern Territory and interstate. For more information about the role and the organisation or a full job description and selection criteria please contact Tristan Sloan on email via or phone (08) 8945 6455 or 0415 471 600.

Please send a CV with a cover letter demonstrating your suitability for the role and a document addressing the key selection criteria to

Applications close on Sunday 27th November 2016.

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