Environmental Projects Coordinator


Hunter Joint Organisation


Thornton, NSW

Salary etc:

Remuneration circa $80,000 - $84,000 p.a. + benefits.

  • Do you have a background in implementing environmental / sustainability projects and initiatives?
  • Do you have the enthusiasm, passion and commitment to drive and deliver environmental change and innovation at a regional scale, across multiple local government areas?
  • Do you want to work for an organisation that truly values staff development and professional growth?
  • Enjoy an attractive remuneration circa $80,000 - $84,000 (including salary and superannuation)

About the Organisation

The Hunter Joint Organisation (HJO) works directly with the 11 Councils of the Hunter and Central Coast Region of New South Wales and their communities to provide environmental management support, services, and programs across a range of focus areas.

The Environment Division of the HJO includes a small team of dedicated staff who work with member councils, consultants, researchers, project partners, agencies and professional networks to design and deliver these regionally focused activities.

About the Opportunities

HJO now have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Environmental Projects Coordinator to join their Environment Division, based in the Lower Hunter, NSW. The position will initially focus on projects in the areas of waste management / resource recovery and disaster resilience, including a strong focus on community education programs, however, the opportunity to expand and diversify into different environmental focus areas will be available over time depending upon the ongoing focus and directions of the Division.

More specifically, initial project priorities will include (but not be limited to):

  • designing and delivering a coordinated (region wide) project to support Councils effectively and consistently deliver an “all hazards” approach to community engagement around disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
  • delivering and supporting delivery of a range of projects identified in the 2017-21 Hunter-Central Coast Regional Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy.

Reporting to the Director Environment Division, the position will require an individual with:

  • The enthusiasm, passion and commitment to go the extra yards to drive and deliver environmental change and innovation across the region.
  • The capacity and experience to work both independently and as part of a team to deliver high quality professional outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing sustainability and/or environmental projects and initiatives.
  • Confidence in engaging and managing the participation and expectations of a wide range of stakeholders who possess different perspectives, viewpoints and levels of commitment to project implementation.

Day to day activities undertaken by the position will include project planning, budget management, organising and facilitating meetings of multi stakeholder working groups; engaging and managing consultants and contractors; designing and delivering regional forums, workshops and training events; research and data analysis; preparing grant applications and reporting on progress, preparing award applications; and any other task as required to deliver quality outcomes for the region.

About You

The successful candidates will possess tertiary qualifications (preferably a Bachelor's degree) in Environmental Management, Health, Science, or other relevant discipline.

Your project planning and management skills, including the ability to manage workloads and budgets across multiple projects, will be key to your success in this role. Experience and success in the preparation of funding applications is also required, along with the ability to report on subsequent implementation.

You will need excellent interpersonal, communication, and written skills and be able to confidently liaise with a wide variety of internal and external partners and stakeholders.

Please note: Candidates will need to hold a current unencumbered driver's licence and be available for occasional travel.

About the benefits

This is an exciting opportunity to join an organisation that truly values staff development and professional growth. You will have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of professional stakeholders across various environmental management fields at all levels of government. Not to mention, you will be at the forefront of cutting-edge environmental programs and initiatives!

You will receive an attractive remuneration circa $80,000 - $84,000 (commensurate with the level of skills and experience)

In addition, you will have access to a number of benefits including:

  • Monthly Rostered Days Off (RDOs);
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth;
  • Access to the healthy employee scheme; and
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for yourself and immediate family members.

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Date published:


Closing date:

Monday, 26 November 2018