First listed on: 01 March 2024

Sustainability Communications Advisor


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.

Please view the below documents for this position:

Job Description

You have:

  • Experience managing a range of communication activities such as social media accounts and campaigns to enhance communication and consultation with stakeholders and communities.
  • Ability to identify potential stories, writing and working collaboratively with the Sustainable Environment and Waste Strategy and Engagement teams.
  • Ability to support the Sustainable Environment and Waste Strategy and Engagement teams to deliver internal communications, community education and behaviour change initiatives.
  • Ability to build positive media relations and generate positive publicity for Stonnington activities, projects and events
  • You will also provide communications to key external and internal stakeholders on Council’s waste, resource recovery, sustainability and climate action projects, activities and services.

This is a permanent full time position with an annual salary range of $92,922 - $100,635 per annum + 11 % superannuation.

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 311 Glenferrie Road office on the corner of High Street and Glenferrie Road in Malvern where boutique stores, cafes and health clubs are in abundance. From the office you can easily walk to Malvern Gardens, High Street Armadale or Glenferrie Road. Malvern and Armadale Train Station are a short walk away and tram stops are out the front of the building.

As a permanent employee you also get access to our wellbeing program, employee assistance counselling program and receive 17.5% additional pay when on annual leave.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • A passion and demonstrated track record of effectively engaging communities on waste, resource recovery, sustainability and climate action.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to develop and delivery engaging content for different audiences across a range of channels.
  • An enthusiastic, proactive and creative mindset and be able to positively contribute to Council’s Communications, Sustainable Environment and Waste Strategy and Engagement teams.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment and positively contribute to the team.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and with exceptional time management skills.
  • Relevant qualifications in the areas of communications, public relations, publications and/or media are desirable with some relevant experience.
  • Experience with behaviour change marketing is highly desirable

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


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Jane Wright Coordinator Communications Communications 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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