Boomerang Alliance's logo

Plastic Free Community Coordinator

Boomerang Alliance

About Boomerang Alliance

The Boomerang Alliance was formed in 2003 with the aim of a zero-waste society. We are a national community-based organisation advocating for waste reduction and resource recovery. Our campaign work has covered issues such as beverage and plastic bag litter, toxic tyres, electronic waste, plastic packaging, and circular economics. Our network includes 55 national and state environment groups and many community organisations.

A key current focus is on litter, particularly plastic pollution. Previously our aim has been the introduction of container deposit schemes for beverage containers in each state, and the phase-out of single-use plastic bags. With the implementation of these now in most Australian states and territories, Boomerang Alliance has been addressing other single-use, fossil-fuel based plastics commonly found in the waste and litter stream, including being actively involved in single-use plastic bans in several states.

Plastic Free PLACES

Boomerang Alliance’s Plastic Free Places (PFP) program was established in 2018 as a community-focused program to promote the switch from single-use, disposable plastic takeaway products to better practices and alternatives.

Utilising extensive experience gained through over 20 PFP projects across seven states & territories, the program directly engages with food retailers and other identified sectors to facilitate the transition away from key single-use plastic food service items. The combined impact across all our programs is over 27 million pieces of single-use plastic eliminated.

To learn more about how our programs operate, visit HERE.

About the role

Boomerang Alliance is currently operating a PFP program in WA.

The Coordinator will be employed for 22.5 - 30 hours per week (30 preferred, but negotiable for the right candidate) on an initial 7 to 8-month contract to deliver on the goals of the program, with the possibility contract extension. The position is home-based and flexible with days and hours, but does require on-ground engagement with identified sectors, so the majority should be conducted Mon-Fri to fit in with suitable hours for business engagement.

The role will be centred in and around Perth, so the coordinator will need to live within reasonable driving distance of Perth (45 mins).

The applicant will need a vehicle, computer and phone to perform the requirements of the role (allowances for phone + fuel are provided).

The base rate is $38.60 an hour + 11% SGC superannuation, personal/carers leave entitlements, annual leave & loading, paid fortnightly. The base rate will increase after the initial training period.

The position will commence in March 2024. All training and on-going support will be provided.

With support from a national team, the coordinator will focus on the implementation of the project, with specific tasks including but not limited to:

  • On-ground engagement with food retailers, packaging suppliers, and any other identified sectors.
  • Filming of video content (all equipment and training provided).
  • Media and public spokesperson of the project where required.
  • Production of regular social media content.
  • Liaison with stakeholders to ensure project objectives are being met
  • Content management of member database.
  • Data collection and reporting

The coordinator will report to the PFP Program Manager, who will be responsible for overseeing the program.

This role requires someone comfortable with a flexible working environment and team support delivered remotely. We have a very experienced (and fun) national team with peers all over the country. You will be very well supported, but expected to work mostly autonomously and set your own schedule.

Selection Criteria


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Proficiency with social media.
  • Confidence working with a range of business and government stakeholders.
  • An interest in waste and plastic pollution issues.
  • Familiarity with the local area and culture.


  • A bachelor’s degree qualification, preferably related to an environment or communications field.
  • Experience within the food retail / hospitality sector (management experience would be well regarded).
  • Photography or videography skills will be well regarded.
  • Knowledge of the issues surrounding waste, recycling and plastic pollution.

Shortlisting will commence as applications are submitted, and online (Zoom) interviews will commence as suitable applicants are identified. We encourage you to submit an application early as we will close the listing once we find a candidate for this role.

If you have any questions, please direct them to [email protected] using the subject line: Plastic Free Community Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

How to apply

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.
Boomerang Alliance's logo

Email me more jobs like this.