Climate Emergency Engagement Officer

Climate Emergency Engagement Officer

Temporary Part Time – 4 days per week until 30 June 2023 (Flexible)

Band 6 $91,301 - $99,397 pro rata + super 

The City of Yarra has a proud history of environmental action and leadership. Yarra was one of the first local governments in the world to declare a climate emergency, recognising urgent action is required by all, and one of the first to develop a Climate Emergency Plan. Yarra Council has a significant role to play in effectively communicating with and bringing people together and enabling them to be active citizens creating change.

To enable and support our community to act on the climate emergency we are seeking a candidate who is enthusiastic about community mobilisation and engagement to:

  • Lead the design and delivery of Council’s climate emergency communications to engage more community members through enhanced messaging, campaigns and other support to take climate action,

  • Design and deliver specific climate emergency engagement, behaviour change and mobilisation initiatives (including events) to increase long-term buy-in and action across the municipality, and

  • Work in partnership with the community, key partners and stakeholders, supporting action on the climate emergency, and actively participate in joint sustainability projects.

The climate emergency is fast-paced, growing global movement with local councils at the forefront of action. We are seeking a passionate candidate who has relevant understanding and experience in developing and implementing community sustainability campaigns and projects, strong communications skills, and a demonstrated ability to undertake complex projects with many stakeholders.

The role sits in the Sustainability Unit within the Planning and Place Making division. Yarra city council is dynamic, progressive and sustainable organisation aiming to make a positive difference to the local environment and people’s lives. We pride ourselves on our workplace diversity and inclusive culture, and provide staff with significant flexibility and development opportunities.

For further information see the position description or contact Michael Oke, Sustainability Unit Manager on 9205 5723

Download File 902118 - Climate Emergency Engagement Officer - Position Description.pdf

Applications close on 30 November 2022

In your application, the selection panel will assess your CV against the technical skills, abilities, and qualifications of the Position Description as well as your separate responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

*This position is subject to satisfactory working with Children Check and evidence of Covid-19 vaccination prior to commencement. Pre-employment checks are not used by Yarra City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Yarra City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Engineering Environmental, Environment, Food Technology, Medical
  • Locations:
    Victoria, Melbourne, Regional
  • Closing Date:No closing date specified


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