Position Vacant: AFANT Executive Officer

THE Amateur Fishermen’s Association of the Northern Territory Inc. (AFANT), the peak body for recreational fishing in the Northern Territory, is on the lookout for an appropriate person to fill its Executive Officer role.

Working with the AFANT President and Committee, the successful applicant will be  responsible for all aspects of the association’s activities including its role as an advocate for recreational fishing and its involvement in fishery management.

Applicants will need to demonstrate an ability to deal effectively with government and industry leaders at all levels as well as 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 small 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 in the NT and the issues involved in fishery management across recreational, commercial and indigenous fishing sectors is highly desirable and knowledge of the fishing industry in Australia will be an advantage. Knowledge of current natural resource management issues and processes is also desirable.

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

A full job description and selection criteria are available from the AFANT Office email or phone (08) 8945 6455.

Written applications marked “Confidential Executive Officer” close on 6 July 2012 and can be sent to PO Box 40694 Casuarina NT 0811 or via email to

Enquiries: (08) 8945 6455.

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