Manager Environment and Sustainability



  • Salary $125,265.40 – $145,308.81 p/a + super
  • Relevant degree and substantial work experience
  • Maternity relief replacement up to 12 months, 35 hours p/w

Located 16 km's north of the Sydney CBD, the Ku-ring-gai area covers 84km2, is home to 124,000 residents and is set in one of New South Wales' most attractive natural environments.

Council is currently seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced professionals for the role of Manager Environment and Sustainability.

Reporting to the Director Strategy and Environment, your duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with Council and its management team to develop and implement Council's strategic direction, especially as it relates to environmental management
  • Translate Council's strategic direction into actions for incorporation into Council's strategic documents, for example the Four Year Delivery Program and Operational Plan
  • Develop and / or review and implement policies and strategies for adoption by Council, to advance sustainability and environmental management
  • Prepare program plans and budgets to reflect the objectives, strategies and targets set by Council
  • Deliver corporate sustainability programs and projects, as required
  • Oversee the delivery of Council's Environmental Levy program
  • Co-ordinate or provide advice to Councillors, Directors and staff on environmental management and sustainability, for the development of planning instruments, for policy development, for program and project development and for education purposes
  • Undertake stakeholder and community consultation, as required, to achieve the section's objectives, strategies and targets
  • Manage the performance of staff and take appropriate action to address poor performance or non-compliance with Council's procedures and policies and relevant legislation

Required qualifications/certificates:

  • Relevant degree and substantial work experience in a similar capacity
  • Current Class C Drivers Licence

Required experience/skills:

  • At least 5 years' experience in developing strategic policies and strategies, preferably relating to environment and sustainability, with a strong focus on the development and delivery of strategic outcomes
  • At least 5 years' experience and success in managing environmental / sustainability programs / projects and teams to achieve planned outcomes to time and budget targets
  • Relevant experience in undertaking community and stakeholder consultation and dealing with the press and the public
  • Demonstrated experience in community and strategic planning
  • Demonstrated experience dealing with State and Federal Government departments, government agencies, business and industry groups and community groups, for effective lobbying and the development of partnership programs and projects
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including high level communication, consultation, engagement and negotiation skills, including an ability to cultivate productive working relationships (internal and external)
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated skills in the preparation of management/business plans and budgets together with a demonstrated ability to manage projects to budget
  • Demonstrated high level application of analytical, creative thinking and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to the provision of high quality customer service
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics, probity and transparency in decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and / or participate in cross organisational teams
  • A track record of innovation within the areas the position is responsible for

This is a great opportunity for a qualified professional to play a key role in developing and implementing Council's strategic direction, especially as it relates to environmental management.

This position is 35 hours per week with access to flexi time.

How to apply:

Applicants are requested to address all Essential Criteria as listed within the Position Description to be eligible for an interview.

Like to know more? Please contact Andrew Watson on 9424 0823

Closes: 11:45pm, 24 September 2019

Ku-ring-gai Council is an equal opportunity employer

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