Operations Coordinator - Waste and Resource Recovery Facility


Wollongong City Council


Wollongong, NSW

Salary etc:

$103,771 - $124,070 p.a. (incl. super) + leaseback vehicle. Permanent full-time.


Recruitment No 20066

Wollongong is a vibrant, diverse city, situated on one of Australia’s most picturesque coastlines. Regarded as Australia’s most liveable regional city, Wollongong offers a relaxed, coastal lifestyle with all the benefits of a major city.

Wollongong City Council is committed to the principles of employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in both traditional and non-traditional roles.

  • Salary from $103,771.24 up to $124,070.80 per annum inclusive of superannuation plus an Operational Motor Vehicle under leaseback arrangement
  • A 3.5% civil liability allowance may also apply (salary will be assessed based on skills, experience and qualifications)

Are you an experienced leader who has worked in the waste industry?

About the position:

This unique position contributes to creating an Extraordinary Wollongong by overseeing the operational management of Council’s waste and resource recovery facility. Specifically, this position will:

  • Lead an operational workforce to deliver high quality waste and resource recovery outcomes;
  • Oversee operational, financial, legislative and regulatory compliance of the facility.
  • Apply innovative waste and resource recovery specific principles so that our waste facilities are an example of industry leading practice.

Wollongong City Council’s Waste Services mission is to create, operate and promote Waste Services as a dynamic and sustainable business that provides value for money services to our community, now and in the future. Council’s Waste and Resource Recovery Park (Whytes Gully) is a commercial operation that prides itself on high performance and adherence to strict environmental standards.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

  • You will have a strong motivation, on pursuing quality services and continuous improvement and providing change management leadership to staff. You will have:
  • Experience leading, managing, motivating and improving culture in an operational workforce
  • A strong safety and environmental focus, with a desire to drive team performance
  • A desire to help motivate the team to achieve climate change targets
  • Ability to undertake work outside of normal working hours, including being on call as required. on call hours will be remunerated with an on-call allowance.

Benefits of working at Council:

  • We have a culture based on values of Integrity, Respect, Sustainability, One Team and Courage
  • We support and encourage study and career development
  • We foster personal and professional growth
  • We understand the importance of work/life balance and offer flexible work arrangements
  • We recognise and reward performance and embrace change
  • We are committed to providing a safe working environment for all
  • We provide many mental, physical and social wellbeing programs to support our staff to be the best that they can be

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