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Do you want make a difference to improve the health of one of Sydney’s great urban rivers? Here’s your chance. We’re hiring a part-time Litter Prevention Project Lead to join the CRA team!

The Role


In this role, you’ll be given the opportunity to make a real difference to the health of the Cooks River and its community, while helping to improve litter management practices by implementing novel solutions that will inform future NSW management practices and policy.  

As project lead, you’ll be given high autonomy to implement the Cooks River Litter Prevention Strategy and Roadmap.  But you’ll also work within a tight-knit team of passionate professionals that you’ll be able to rely on for support. 

Moreover, you’ll be given the opportunity to stress-test new ideas and develop new litter prevention practices and programs by working closely with litter prevention professionals within the Alliance’s partner organisations, the NSW Environment Protection Authority Litter Prevention Unit, and other stakeholders.    

* This opportunity will be offered on a temporary part time basis (up to 12 months)

Applications close at 11:59 pm on Thursday, 18 January 2024

Duties will include but not be limited to:


•    Lead the delivery and implementation of Cooks River Alliance Road Map.
•    Establish a Cooks River catchment-wide approach to litter prevention. 
•    Build litter prevention capacity within the Cooks River Alliance Secretariat. 
•    Coordinate the Cook River Alliance and member organisations’ directions and initiatives identified in the Road Map. 
•    Identify / develop information and data streams for monitoring and reporting on Road Map implementation progress and litter prevention at the Cooks River catchment scale. 
•    Develop and implement reporting mechanisms / formats for Road Map implementation and litter reduction for a range of audiences. 
•    Advocate and champion for improved litter management and funding for the Cooks River Alliance member organisations, stakeholders, and community organisations. 
•    Foster litter prevention partnerships that seek to identify gaps in litter prevention and tackle catchment wide issues

You will have:


•    Tertiary level qualifications or equivalent experience in project management, conservation and land management and/or natural or environmental sciences.
•    Demonstrated experience in delivering strategic projects with a focus on litter prevention or related issues
•    Skills in running workshops and online platforms to facilitate discussion, learning and participation in strategy delivery
•    Specialist skills in research, and designing data collection and analysis programs, that can support monitoring and evaluation. 
•    Administrative know-how to help decision-makers to make and follow through on commitments. 
•    A willingness and commitment to working collaborative across with government, commercial, and community organisations to address issues and solve problems.
•    Demonstrable experience in managing grant funded projects. 
•    Experience facilitating across multiple groups / organisations to develop consistency in actions and messaging, and identify opportunities for economies of scale accordingly. 
•    Working knowledge of litter prevention policy and practice. 
•    Demonstrable project management skills. 
•    Ability to facilitate positive relationships between communities, government and non-government organisations. 
•    Ability to work collaborative in a small, flexible multidisciplinary team.

The salary range for this opportunity commences at $97,993 (Grade H, Step1) Pro rata + 11% super. Salary may be negotiable dependent on skills and experience.

Applications close at 11:59 pm on Thursday, 18 January 2024