Sustainability Education Officer (Schools) Part-Time

About us

The beautiful Eurobodalla Shire is located on Yuin Country on the far south coast of NSW and offers an enviable coastal lifestyle with easy access to Canberra and Sydney. From our beaches to our bushlands, rivers and mountains, the Eurobodalla is a place of inclusive communities embracing sustainable lifestyles.

With 143km of coastline, 83 beaches, 20 lakes and four major river systems, Eurobodalla is known as the land of many waters. Over three-quarters of our land area is open space, consisting of 10 national parks and 15 state forests.

Over 40,000 people call the Eurobodalla Shire home, and we attract over 1.2million visitors every year.

About the role

We are looking for a passionate educator and climate change advocate. This position is responsible for development and implementation of sustainability school-based education and community programs designed around the Eurobodalla Climate Action Plan (CAP).

This position is a part time role in the Environmental Services division based at the Moruya Administration Office. Flexible work arrangements would be considered along job share opportunities for suitable candidates

Your main duties will include:

  • Create and deliver educational programs for schools and their students designed to assist implementing the actions and targets of our CAP.
  • Implement environmental projects in conjunction with internal and external stakeholders. Undertake reporting, record-keeping, and monitoring of those project outcomes.
  • Prepare grant applications for future projects and programs.
  • Organise and participate in educational environmental activities and events with the emphasise on school and community workshops and demonstrations.
  • Provide advice/guidance to Council and the public with relation to our CAP via educational programs, media releases and publications.

If this position is up your alley, you may like to consider also applying for the role of Sustainability Education Officer (Business & Residents) Part-Time.  In conjunction with the Sustainability Education Officer (Schools) position, full-time employment may be considered for suitable applicants.

What we offer

We promote equal access to opportunities and pride ourselves on creating a safe and engaging working environment that fosters wellbeing. We are dedicated to looking after our staff, knowing our people are our biggest asset, to ensure we are best placed to look after our community.

Culture and benefits

  • Work/life balance through a range of flexible work options.
  • 35 hours per week for administrative staff and 38 hours per week for operational staff.
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives including access to free counselling through our Employee Assistance Program, Uprise Wellbeing App, Fitness Passport, Social Club, flu vaccinations and skin checks.
  • Three days leave to cover Council closure at end of year period.
  • 9 weeks Council provided paid maternity leave.
  • Generous leave provisions including Long Service Leave after 5 years of continuous service, study leave and 3 weeks personal leave annually.
  • Annual Award increases, performance reviews and a rewards and recognition program.
  • Salary packaging program.

Total remuneration for the role is in the range $38.55 to $47.19 gross per hour consisting of:

  • $34.89 to $42.70 base salary
  • $3.66 to $4.48 superannuation (at 10.5%)

About you

Are you a passionate advocate for educating the community on environmental factors that are contributing to the current climate change crisis? Then this is the opportunity for you to prepare and facilitate programs that align with our CAP. Can you demonstrate the following?

  • Tertiary qualifications or demonstrated experience in fields relevant to this position.
  • Proven experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainability programs for schools and the wider community.
  • Excellent communications skills with sound computer literacy.

Please refer to the Information Package to view the required essential criteria and key result areas for this position.

To apply for this position, please complete the form below or go to the Eurobodalla Shire Council Vacant Positions website page if you found this vacancy via a job search website.

Applications close: 4.30pm Monday 6 February 2023.

Applicants found suitable through this recruitment process may be contacted for fixed term contract opportunities of less than 12 months where the position is similar in nature – meaning the position requires the same nature of duties, abilities, qualifications, experience and standard of work performance.

Please note there is no ability to save your application partway through. Please ensure you have enough time to complete your application prior to starting, by considering and preparing your answers to the selection criteria questions shown below in advance.

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Engineering Environmental, Environment, Food Technology, Medical
  • Locations:
    New South Wales,
  • Closing Date:7th Feb 2023, 12:00 am


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