First listed on: 22 July 2021

Waste Strategy Lead

City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work.  Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.

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Job Description

This position will lead the transformation of the City of Stonnington towards a zero waste and circular economy future. You will lead the implementation of the Victorian government’s circular economy waste and recycling reforms into Council’s operations and service delivery, including options for glass recycling and the introduction of a container deposit scheme. You will also play a key role in finalising Council’s new Zero Waste and Circular Economy strategy and its implementation.

You will drive zero waste and circular economy principles throughout Council and within the Stonnington community through designing and implementing projects, programs and initiatives. Using your skills in building relationships, working collaboratively and creative thinking, you will work in partnership with a range of stakeholders to avoid waste and maximise reuse.

This is an exciting new position within Council and will play a vital role in helping to create a more sustainable Stonnington.

Desired Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will require knowledge of waste policy and programs across local, state and federal government levels and experience in designing, implementing and evaluating waste and/or circular economy policies and programs.

You will have an excellent ability to develop relationships and work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to achieve positive waste and resource recovery outcomes as well as strong project management skills.

You will need to have analytical, investigative and problem solving skills along with an ability to communicate clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.

Also, a tertiary qualification in environmental management or science, sustainability, waste and resource recovery or other related discipline and/or extensive practical experience together with relevant experience.

Work for Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.  


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Noel Kiernan on 0412 139 882

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

We are no longer using Position Descriptions or Key Selection Criteria. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you can ‘deliver’ the aspects of the role and that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’. These are the top two sections in the Success Profile. You do not need to have a heading of each point or address each point individually. Recommended no more than 2 pages for your cover letter.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

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