Coordinator Waste Futures

  • Band 8 $107,673 to $120,664 plus 9.5% Super
  • Full time, temporary position until November 2021
  • Join a Council team committed to addressing the Climate Emergency

About the Organisation

The City of Port Phillip is an inner-city council with around 1000 employees who deliver more than 100 programs and services to our residents, businesses and visitors. These range from childcare and immunisations, to libraries, management of parks and open space, rubbish collection, road maintenance and Environmental Sustainability.  

About the Role

The role will suit an experienced environmental professional looking for an opportunity to be at the forefront of tackling the waste management and recycling challenges facing Victoria.   

The Coordinator Waste Futures leads a small team of subject matter experts to achieve ambitious targets outlined in the Dont Waste It! Waste Management Strategy 2018-28 and support the broader objectives and programs of the Environmental Sustainability Department.

This role requires resource recovery and circular economy expertise along with excellent communication and collaboration skills that are needed to achieve improved outcomes both within the organisation and in the community.  With a diverse portfolio of projects this role is also required to oversee the delivery and implementation of Councils Site Contamination Risk Register and Management Plan.

This job is for you if you are ready to hit the ground running and tackle new and emerging priorities for waste management and recycling, guided by Council and State government policy responses to developing a circular economy.   

Skills and Experience

Tertiary qualification in environmental planning/management, environmental science, or a related field and at least 5 years relevant professional experience;

Experience leading a team to improve services or deliver projects that involve multiple stakeholders and interests;

Demonstrated understanding of the challenges, opportunities and barriers to providing waste services in a local government context now and in the future;

Demonstrated understanding of contaminated site management and associated legislative requirements;


People enjoy working at the City of Port Phillip because we are a welcoming, healthy and inclusive workplace.  We offer a vibrant and diverse work environment where our employees can develop both professionally and personally whilst planning and delivering a range of important services and programs to the community.


  • We offer a workplace which accommodates your working style and needs.
  • Be supported and empowered by a leadership team that is community focused, with a strong desire for change and a culture that encourages teamwork and innovation.
  • Training and development opportunities, study assistance, flexible working conditions, paid parental leave, an active social club, a health and wellbeing program, and a well- regarded Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

How to Apply

Click APPLY. Further information can be obtained by contacting Marc Cassanet, Manager Environmental Sustainability on 03 9209 6364 or

All applicants must provide a Cover Letter in response to the key selection criteria which is located on the last page of the position description. The Cover Letter should be no longer than 2 pages and include each heading in the Key Selection Criteria.

Applications close midnight Monday 18th November 2019

The City of Port Phillip is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and accessible environment where diversity is valued.

City of Port Phillip has zero tolerance for child abuse and is a committed Child Safe organisation, so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

04/11/2019 $0 CBD & Inner Suburbs 1 Consulting & Strategy
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