- Job posted on: 9th Apr 2021
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Friends of the Earth (FoE) Melbourne is a not-for-profit community-based organisation working for a socially equitable and environmentally sustainable future for more than 40 years. Friends of the Earth Melbourne is an anti-hierarchical organisation and a local member group of the national federation known as Friends of the Earth Australia, which in turn is the country member of Friends of the Earth International. The broader FoE International network has over 5,000 local branches across the globe and is the world's largest grassroots environmental network with over 2 million members and supporters around the world. FoE campaigns from the local to the global on today's most urgent environmental and social issues; challenging the current model of economic and corporate neoliberal globalisation, and promoting solutions to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.
This role is being partly funded by the Public Transport Users Association (PTUA). The PTUA is a non-profit volunteer organisation, representing passengers of all forms of public transport in Melbourne and Victoria. Founded in 1976 as the Train Travellers Association, the PTUA lobbies governments and public transport authorities in the interest of all users of public transport, works with other bodies and through the media to promote public transport and educate the community about the benefits of sustainable transport policies, and undertake research into transport policies which will improve services and make Melbourne and regional Victoria a better place to live. The PTUA is committed to a sustainable economy, a healthy ecology and an equitable society, in which Victorians can go anywhere, anytime, using a community-controlled public transport system that is convenient, efficient and safe.
The Sustainable Cities Campaigner will work to build political power to influence key transport and planning policies. After the electricity sector, transport is the largest greenhouse gas emitter in Victoria, and it is essential that our state radically reduces emissions from transport. Making our transport system more focused on public transport, walking, cycling and building for proximity will also bring a range of social and public health benefits. The immediate goals for this campaign are:
Dependent on funding, the Sustainable Cities Campaign will continue to build power up until the 2022 state election and beyond, so as to embed sustainable transport thinking into the new government.
The Sustainable Cities Coordinator reports to the steering committee composed of representatives from FoE and PTUA.
The worker will be supported on a day to day basis by the FoE campaigns coordinator.
The campaign would be employed under the Friends of the Earth Melbourne workers agreement. Friends of the Earth Melbourne has a policy of wage equity and as such all workers are paid at the same hourly rate.
The current commencing pay rate for this position is $35.50 per hour, or $73,840.00 per annum, pro rata, plus superannuation and entitlements.
At 0.6 FTE this would be $44,304.00.
This is a 3 day a week position (0.6 EFT). At Friends of the Earth Melbourne we consider a working day to be 8 hours, with the option of flexi time within a working day.
For any further information please contact Claudia Gallois via email: email@example.com using the subject line: Sustainable Cities Campaigner enquiry via EthicalJobs.
A position description is attached.