Sustainability Planning and Strategy Officer


Sustainability Planning and Strategy Officer
Full time Permanent
Band 6
Salary $86,293 + Super + RDO

About Us

The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia and as a local government organisation we play a pivotal role in the everyday lives our community. Our vision is to make Whittlesea 2040: A Place For All by ensuring our residents can enjoy access to local services, facilities and infrastructure.

Our staff are passionate, skilled and diverse, providing a great environment to work in and succeed.

The Role

Make a difference in our community!

You will be developing, implementing and evaluating Council’s key Sustainable Environment policies, strategies and plans that help shape our City. You are the lead on climate change adaptation planning for the organisation enabling significant change in decision making, practices and processes that facilitate improved governance. 

About you

The successful applicant will need to have:

  1. Relevant tertiary qualification in environmental policy or related field with relevant experience in the local government context, or substantial experience in developing and implementing sustainability and adaptation policy, strategy and/or programs.
  2. Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to research and gather evidence and present accurate, concise technical reports and presentations.
  3. Highly effective interpersonal skills with the ability to empower and influence people and teams to gain co-operation, build relationships, and facilitate change.
  4. Proven skills and experience in project management with the ability to coordinate, manage and prioritise a wide variety of tasks and achieve quality outcomes on time and within budget.

If this sounds like you, then you should definitely apply!

Want to know more?

The full Position Description is available on the careers at Council page at If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Fleur Anderson, Team Leader Sustainability Policy and Programs, 9217 2212.

To apply for this position, you must address the Core Capabilities outlined in the Position Description.

**Applications close 11:45pm on Sunday 24 November 2019.

Please note all applicants must apply online and no late applications will be accepted.

* You must have the right to live and work in Australia to be eligible for this vacancy.

At the City of Whittlesea we value diversity and appreciate everyone’s strengths. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our municipality. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ. The City of Whittlesea is also a Child Safe employer.

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