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Climate Action Lead

City of Stonnington

City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work. Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.

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As Climate Action Lead, you will help lead the City of Stonnington into a climate-ready future.

You will champion and drive climate emergency response throughout Council through partnerships, education and engagement. This will include developing and delivering a staff climate education program and developing tailored climate action plans for each division.

You will also play a key role in supporting the Stonnington community to reduce emissions and prepare for a changing climate through working in collaboration with community groups and service providers to build their capacity and mobilise their communities.

This is an exciting new position within Council and will play a vital role in creating a more sustainable Stonnington.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of climate change policy and programs at local, state and federal government levels, including an awareness of what a climate emergency means in a local government context. We are seeking someone with experience in designing and delivering environmental initiatives within large, complex organisations and across diverse communities.

You will have an excellent ability to develop relationships and work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders along with strong project management skills. Also, a tertiary qualification in environmental management or science, sustainability or other related discipline and/or extensive practical experience together with relevant experience.

Work for Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Jane Spence Coordinator Sustainable Environment on 8290 2061.

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

Submitting your application

We are no longer using Position Descriptions or Key Selection Criteria. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you can ‘deliver’ the aspects of the role and that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’. These are the top two sections in the Success Profile. You do not need to have a heading of each point or address each point individually. Recommended no more than 2 pages for your cover letter.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

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