Unit Manager, Sustainable Organisation and Community
• Amplify community-wide impact
• Lead an integrated environmental education team
• Seeking a values driven leader, open to a variety of sectors
The City of Whittlesea seeks an outstanding individual to lead a high performing team that supports the community and the organisation to achieve clean and sustainable living and become climate ready.
Reporting to the Manager, Sustainable Environment and with seven direct reports, this role works alongside the sustainable environment leadership team and the unit to ensure the delivery of corporate strategy, policy and programs relating to environmental sustainability. This includes working with diverse departments and teams to achieve Council-wide sustainability outcomes through all services and activities. Building and maintaining professional relationships with a range of relevant internal and external stakeholders, networks, educational institutions, interest groups and the broader community, this role also supports the delivery of highly effective education and community development services.
With a passion for empowering everyone in their role to create a sustainable environment, the ideal candidate will bring outstanding communication, stakeholder engagement and leadership skills to inspire the team and others, unlocking barriers and using the power of the organisation’s resources. You will demonstrate expertise in policy, strategy and planning, implementation and evaluation, bringing your strong project management skills to drive results and implement change. With a strategic mindset and commercial and political acumen, you will be proficient in producing compelling reports and documentation including grant applications. Tertiary qualifications relating to environment, communications or business will be highly regarded.
The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia and, as a local government organisation, it plays a pivotal role in the everyday lives of more than 220,000 community members. The City of Whittlesea is committed to upholding its obligations under the Local Government Act, which includes providing high quality advice to Council, implementing Council’s decisions in an efficient and effective manner, and ultimately providing the community with value-for-money, quality services that are relevant and meet community needs. The vision is to make Whittlesea 2040: A Place for All.
The City of Whittlesea offers meaningful and challenging work in an environment of continuous change and improvement. In promoting its values, the team shapes an effective organisational culture and build trust with employees, partners, stakeholders and the community. The City of Whittlesea is an equal opportunity employer and committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects its municipality.
For more information visit: whittlesea.vic.gov.au.
Applications close: 15 July 2022
To apply – please go to fisherleadership.com and select ‘APPLY ONLINE’ from the menu. Submit your cover letter and resume to Katie Hooker of Fisher Leadership, quoting reference WTLsus0622 or call 1300 347 437 for further information.