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Waste Strategy Officer

City of Boroondara
  • Lead strategic environmental outcomes
  • Drive REAL change in the public waste industry
  • $101,493 - $113,332 (plus super and RDO)

Boroondara is changing

We are in the midst of implementing our new organisational design. This change is crucial to delivering on our commitment to become a truly customer centric organisation. We are aligning how we work together with where we want to be - what does this mean for you?

You will bring a fresh perspective to our business transformation, allowing you the opportunity to influence, challenge, lead and explore areas within your portfolio while collaborating with teams outside of your specialised area.

A little bit about the role

This is a new and exciting role for 2021! Our Waste Strategy Officer will have a strategic role in the development and implementation of our circular economy response to waste management and recycling and be given the scope to think creatively in identifying new and emerging challenges and opportunities in the public waste industry.

You will work closely with internal stakeholders and our community to ensure a well-rounded approach to leading a range of complex environmental projects that will have direct community outcomes. You will take a lead role in developing and implementing environmental sustainability strategies and policies, as well as managing mentoring team members and providing specialist guidance and support to other Council staff.

You will be directly responsible for implementing and updating Council’s waste mitigation and recycling strategy and work closely with our sustainability education officers, and operational teams who are delivering curbside waste and recycling programs. More broadly, you will assist the Coordinator other activities necessary to operate an effective team including; business planning, budgeting, team meetings and professional development.

To thrive in this role you will bring your extensive experience in environmental management, waste management and recycling. You have demonstrated experience in effectively managing projects both big and small and have the ability to build strong professional relationships. You will be working with our community so previous experience in community consultation is ideal. You are organised, can communicate with clarity and enjoy putting your pen to paper when developing key strategies or policies within your area of expertise.

This is a fantastic position for a passionate environmental sustainability or waste strategy professional to lead the way with creative changes in this space - build on your existing skills and experience and ultimately have a lasting community impact!

We have a few ways you can connect further and gain a better insight into this opportunity:

What sets us apart?

  • You will have a voice and we will listen - we value feedback and take action.
  • You will be supported, stretched and given opportunities to grow.
  • You will contribute to an exceptionally large scale transformation where the possibilities are endless, while working with a team of genuinely passionate, kind and diverse Boroondara employees.

How to Apply

Please submit your application online via the ‘Apply Now’ button. All applications must be made via the online portal; no applications direct to the hiring manager or from recruitment agencies will be considered.

For a confidential discussion please contact Mathew Dixon, Coordinator Environmental Sustainability, on 03 9278 4533 (during business hours). If you want to know more about the benefits of working for the City of Boroondara, please visit our careers website boroondara.vic.gov.au/careers.

Council recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce for its employees and customers. To ensure equity of access to employment opportunities, Council encourages applications from underrepresented groups including people who are from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people from different ages, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientation and cultural backgrounds. If you require any additional support or adjustments regarding interview arrangements, please advise the contact listed above in advance. Council is a child safe organisation and as such, some applicants may be required to hold a Working with Children Check.

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