First listed on: 22 February 2024

Coordinator Waste Strategy and Engagement

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.

Here at the City of Stonnington we aspire to be a leading local government authority and to do this we need the very best people who share our belief in community and who want to make a difference. We value everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. We provide an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to thrive and be authentic. There is a variety of benefits available for our people have a look at “Why 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.

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Job Description

City of Stonnington towards a zero waste and circular economy future.

As a senior trailblazer in your field you will drive the design, implementation and evaluation of policies, strategies, programs and projects to support Council’s zero waste and circular economy strategic objectives, including implementing Council’s new zero waste and circular economy strategy and Recycling Victoria reforms.

You will drive the integration of zero waste and circular economy principles throughout Council operations, services, facilities, planning and infrastructure, including improving sustainable procurement practices and lifecycle planning to drive uptake of recycled content in Council building and infrastructure projects.

You will also coordinate Council’s approach to community education and behaviour change around waste management and a circular economy as well as identify opportunities to collaborate with key stakeholders, including other councils, to develop and deliver projects to avoid waste, increase reuse, maximise resource recovery and facilitate a circular economy.

This is a temporary full time position for 12 months (parental leave backfill) with an annual salary range of $121,828 - $135,627 per annum + 11% superannuation and a monthly day off arrangement.

We come together at least 3 days a week so we can collaborate in our vibrant office culture. When on-site you will enjoy modern and sustainable facilities and office spaces. You are based within our bright, modern and sustainable Tooronga Depot office which is located next to Tooronga Train station and walking distance to Tooronga Village Shopping Centre.

Desired Skills and Experience

You will be an ambassador within the environment and sustainability space with experience leading waste and circular economy transformation within local government or large organisational context. 

Ideally you have have experience in leading and motivating a multi-disciplinary team to improve services or deliver complex projects involving multiple stakeholders and interests.

You will also have:

  • Significant experience leading waste and circular economy transformation within local government or large organisational context.
  • Experience in leading and motivating a multi-disciplinary team to improve services or deliver complex projects involving multiple stakeholders and interests, including strong budget management skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the challenges and opportunities to providing waste services in a local government context now and into the future.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to build collaborative and productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to write concise reports and present information professionally to a variety of audiences.

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


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Alice Trumble Acting Manager Climate Sustainability & City Greening on

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.

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

Successful candidates will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination.

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