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Sustainability Consultant

Sydney WorldPride

WorldPride is an event that promotes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual plus (LGBTQIA) issues on an international level through parades, festivals and other cultural activities. The inaugural WorldPride was held in Rome in 2000. Cities which have hosted WorldPride since 2000 include Jerusalem, London, Toronto, Madrid, New York and Copenhagen (2021).

Primary purpose of the role

Reporting into the Executive Producer and working closely with all Sydney WorldPride and Sydney Gay Lesbian Mardi Gras staff, the Sustainability Manager will assist in developing a Sustainability Plan and then oversee and assist with the facilitation of the Sustainability Plan across both organisations. This includes sourcing, contracting, logistics, administration and budgeting. To succeed in this role, you should have excellent time management and communication skills, as you’ll collaborate with suppliers, event agencies and internal teams to deliver results on deadlines.

Key Accountabilities

  • Produce, and ensure adherence to, the SWP/SGLMG Sustainability Plan by all functional areas of the organisation (based on work completed by the Sustainability Consultant).
  • Collaborate with SWP/SGLMG Producers on budgeting and implementation of sustainable initiatives.
  • Develop and implement sustainability initiatives for the organisation.
  • Lead the team in reaching the goal of one climate positive event.
  • Guiding the development of sustainability-related content, messaging, activations and other event communications.
  • Stakeholder engagement, including internal workforce, event agencies, sponsors, partners, vendors, community and general public to optimise the sustainability performance of SWP/SGLMG events.
  • Remain in regular contact with internal and external stakeholders to report on updates to the progress of the SWP/SGLMG Sustainability Plan.
  • Co-ordinate with event agencies and ensure their sustainability measures meet the criteria of the SWP/ SGLMG Sustainability Plan.
  • Support the event production functional areas and local stakeholders in planning and delivering the event sustainably.
  • Oversee cleaning and waste management contracts to ensure their work is in line with the SWP/SGLMG Sustainability Plan.
  • Apply for grants as required and support the Partnerships team in securing funding for the program.
  • Ensuring compliance with NSW environmental legislation.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress to ensure the organisation remains on track for its sustainability goals.
  • Manage the monitoring, measurement and reporting of sustainability performance, including greenhouse gas accounting and other impact indicators.
  • Conduct post-event analysis and legacy strategy reporting for SGLMG’s ongoing sustainability journey in 2024 and beyond.

Essential requirements

  • 2 years or more in a similar role, ideally with experience in sustainability management for events which includes planning and delivery, and onsite operations.
  • Held an operational role with decision-making authority in sustainability management.
  • Proven understanding of sustainable development principles.
  • Demonstrated relationship management skills with a proven record maintaining strong relationships across numerous stakeholder groups both internal and external.
  • Technical competency in sustainable sourcing, energy management, resource recovery, water conservation, waste management and other relevant issues.
  • Competency to identify sustainability issues as they relate to event management and to develop plans of action to deliver improved sustainability performance.
  • Understanding of the administrative, technical and regulatory requirements that are applicable to sustainability in event management.
  • Prior experience working with local councils and their sustainability requirements for major events.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and work well under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively both autonomously, and in a team capacity, showing initiative and balancing competing demands.
  • An understanding of and direct experience working with the LGBTQIA+ and First Nations communities is desirable.
  • Engagement and influencing skills to enable sustainability decision-making.
  • Manage works in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to deliver industry leading outcomes.
  • Establish and implement best practice processes, procedures, templates, specifications and guidelines for all project types and frameworks for the measurement and verification of energy, water and waste efficiency projects.
  • Collaborate SWP/SGLMG staff to align outcomes with our sustainability strategy and facilitate sustainability engagement and training for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Desirable – experience with a project management software such as Monday.com.

Sydney WorldPride strongly encourages applications from the First Nations and LGBTQIA+ communities. If you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime event experience, working with a passionate and driven team in a wonderfully inclusive environment, please apply now. 

For further information visit: https://careers@sydneyworldpride.com/

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