• Salary Range Band 7 $107,570 – $120,376 plus 11.5% Super
  • Full time on going role 
  • Located at St Kilda Town Hall with flexible working arrangements possible

About City of Port Phillip 

We are a vibrant and diverse inner-city council stretching 20kms from South to Port Melbourne along the stunning bay beaches down to Elwood and out to St Kilda East with around 1000 people who all work together to deliver more than 100 programs and services to our engaged community of residents, businesses and visitors. What does that mean? Think, childcare, libraries, parks, recreation, waste rubbish collection, road maintenance, family and youth services, property & assets, city planning & development, customer experience, digital technology, governance, people, culture and safety, and of course South Melbourne Market!  

City of Port Phillip has zero tolerance for child abuse and is a committed Child Safe organisation. 

About the Role

Port Phillip is committed to environmental sustainability and responding to the climate emergency.

This is an opportunity to join a highly skilled team with a positive culture who are passionate about environmental sustainability and are experts in their field. 

Responsible for leading the monitoring, evaluation and reporting of Council’s sustainability and climate change commitments, including carbon accounting, you will be knowledge in data collection systems and processes. 

You will provide a high level of professional sustainability expertise and support, and work collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders to deliver Council’s objectives and to embed sustainability into the organisation’s strategies, capital projects, service delivery and culture, with a focus on climate resilient infrastructure and reducing carbon emissions.   

Reporting to the Principal Climate Adaption the successful applicant will be knowledgeable in climate change adaptation frameworks and climate change risk management and have experience in embedding sustainability and climate risk responses into strategy, projects, service delivery and culture.  


  • Lead Council’s sustainability and climate change monitoring, evaluation and reporting program
  • Facilitate an organisational change approach to embed Council’s sustainability and climate change goals into all projects and reporting processes
  • Be a Project Manager (or project team member) to deliver multi-disciplinary sustainability and climate change projects
  • Identify key challenges and opportunities that support Council and the community to become resilient to climate change
  • Actively contribute to a positive team and organisational culture with a focus on customer service and value for the community

Skills and Experience 

  • Tertiary degree in environmental science, engineering, planning or similar
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in sustainability and climate change related discipline (climate change risk management, carbon accounting, project management)


People enjoy working at the City of Port Phillip because we are a welcoming, healthy and inclusive workplace.  We offer a vibrant and diverse work environment where our employees can develop both professionally and personally whilst planning and delivering a range of important services and programs to the community. 

What’s in it for you 

  • A knowledgeable and supportive team, so you feel comfortable and confident
  • 2 week induction program, followed by 2 weeks of practical coaching and training
  • Great opportunities to develop and career progression within your team or across council after 12 months
  • Study assistance allowance of up to $4000 per year and 6 hours per week study leave for approved learning
  • An active social club, supportive health and wellbeing program, and a well- regarded Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and ability to salary sacrifice new technology, superannuation and vehicles  Our very own Pride Network, that helps create an environment where each and every person can feel safe, welcomed, seen, and supported to bring their whole selves to work
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave and our pioneering 24 weeks paid leave for single parents

Security Requirements and Professional Obligations   

Pre-employment screening will apply to all appointments.  

Prior to a formal letter of offer, preferred applicants will be asked to provide:

  • Evidence of mandatory qualifications/registrations/licences,
  • Sufficient proof of their right to work in Australia, and
  • Sufficient proof of their identity.
  • Complete a National Police Check completed via City of Port Phillip’s Provider.
  • Evidence of a Working with Children Check.

How to Apply

Hit that APPLY button now! 

Whether you think you meet all the requirements or not, we strongly encourage you to apply, as we take a holistic approach to considering your skills, life experience, work experience, and alignment to our key selection criteria. You got this! 

Please submit:

  • Resume – latest and detailed version
  • Cover letter expressing why you are interested & suitable for the role and response to the Key Selection Criteria (KSC) found on the Positions Description (PD) no longer than 2 pages.

Note: Only applications submitted via the online Recruitment Portal will be considered. 

Further information can be obtained by contacting Beth McLachlan, Head of Sustainability and Climate Change via email Beth.mclachlan@portphillip.vic.gov.au 

Applications close 11.59pm Sunday 21 July 2024

The City of Port Phillip is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and accessible environment where diversity is valued. We actively welcome and encourage candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, First Nation and Torres Strait Islander candidates, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and candidates with a disability. 

If you have accessibility requirements or require an adjustment to participate in our recruitment and selection process, please contact Shane Turner (Recruitment Advisor) on phone 0421 757 521 or email: recruitment@portphillip.vic.gov.au 



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City of Port Phillip,Victoria,Australia

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