Sustainability Officer

Immediate start for a Sustainability Officer working with a Council in Melbourne.

Your new company
A local government organisation has a strong sustainability commitment which is supported by a community that is passionate about its natural environment and the wellbeing of all. This role will help the organisation lead the way through innovation and a focus on delivery.

Your new role
The role will collaborate and innovate to develop and implement highly impactful sustainability and climate change projects and policies. The role will educate and engage the community to complement Council’s efforts and raise awareness of key environmental issues and opportunities. You’ll:

  • Provide technical and strategic advice to other departments to ensure projects and services deliver on Council’s strong sustainability agenda by addressing climate change impacts, adaptation measures, integrated water management and other complex environmental matters
  • Drive efficient delivery of sustainable environmental management strategies, plans, polices and strategic responses and develop new approaches to achieve Council and community environmental objectives and targets
  • Lead and/or assist in the pragmatic development, implementation and evaluation of inspiring environmental education/awareness activities and programs including both external and internal
  • Use analytical and problem-solving skills and a demonstrated ability to develop and negotiate innovative, sensitive and practical solutions to assist Council to prepare for climate change and enhanced environmental outcomes
  • Lead development, implementation and review of council’s sustainability and climate change projects and policies with support from the Team Leader and Coordinator

What you'll need to succeed
The position requires extensive project delivery expertise as well as the ability to think strategically, form strong networks, communicate complex information clearly, influence others and drive innovation. As well as having tertiary qualifications in environmental science, environmental planning, environmental management, or related discipline, you’ll have:

  • Experience in the delivery and design of environmental programs
  • Experience in the environmental management field, particularly applying strategic thinking to climate change adaptation and integrated water management
  • Good understanding of sustainability behavioural change strategies and techniques

What you'll get in return

Be a part of this amazing team, where you will receive the opportunity to work for an established government authority that values work-life balance and offer flexible work arrangements to suit employee and business needs, as well as other great benefits.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact Simone Watt on 03 9604 9624 for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Job Type
Government & Public Services
VIC, West Melbourne

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Simone Watt, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Melbourne
Level 21, 360 Collins Street

Telephone: 0396049624