Our working environment
At Niche, we aim to establish a team that shares the vision of our Directors and is typified by intelligent, proactive individuals who are satisfied in the work they do.
Niche is a vibrant, flexible and well organised business that prides itself on caring for and supporting our staff. We are an independently owned and operated consultancy, and our management team are well respected and approachable.
Niche staff work from regional offices in NSW and QLD. Basing our team over a wide geographical area allows us to serve our clients better.
We have an excellent safety culture and trust our staff to make the right decisions to deliver projects from end to end. Our diverse and cross-discipline capacity provides the opportunity for our team to work on a multitude of interesting projects for our clients.
Our approach is underpinned by experience and always governed by our core values of Care, Excellence, Integrity and Trust.
At Niche, we are committed to developing and maintaining exceptional relationships between our own people. We regularly interact with each other during project and field work, and frequent team meetings. Benefits for permanent employees include:
- Employee Assistance Program
- Mentoring program
- Anniversary awards scheme
- Employee referral program
- Flexible working options
- Paid maternity leave policy
- Community engagement activities
- Annual all-employee retreat
- Professional learning and development
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Meet our team
John McLellan Gillen specialises in historical heritage. “Having worked as a heritage consultant in both Europe and Australia, I’ve learned that although the focus is different, the experiences and skills I have gained are universally translatable,” he says.
Yolanda Pavincich is an Aboriginal heritage consultant in Sydney. When she’s in the office, a typical day may include reviewing reports for submission, assisting clients with heritage advice, and “a lot of coffee, lollies and fruit!”
Dr Marika Low combines her working life as a heritage consultant with her passion for rock climbing by living in the Blue Mountains, while working from home, her clients’ sites or Niche’s head office in Parramatta.
Bridget Walker is a senior heritage consultant in Brisbane. “My job allows me to strike a perfect balance between office-based work and being out and about for fieldwork and I can genuinely say that no two days are the same.”
Dr Cairo Forrest is a botanist and biodiversity offsetting specialist and part of Niche’s NSW ecology consulting team. He splits his time between fieldwork throughout regional NSW, and office-based work from home or Parramatta.
Sarah McGuinness is a heritage consultant at our Wollongong office. Sarah’s career highlight to date was her involvement in excavations of the Ann Jones Inn, infamously known as the site of Ned Kelly’s last stand!
Anne-marie Ten Hoorn describes her typical working day as a senior environmental consultant in tropical North Queensland. “Much of my day is spent interacting with my clients, and this is the part of my job that I enjoy the most!”
Yogesh Nair is an ecologist specialising in bush regeneration, revegetation and ecological rehabilitation. He’s based at our Sydney head office, with frequent fieldwork taking him to Western and Northern NSW.