Manager Sustainable Environment - Bass Coast Shire Council

Job Title: Manager Sustainable Environment - Bass Coast Shire Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wonthaggi, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-2006-100592_1592185713
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 15, 2020 11:48

Job Description

  • An exciting time to join one of Victoria's fastest growing councils
  • Be the face of sustainability and the environment for Council
  • A great opportunity to use your leadership skills in an important sector

Bass Coast is one of Victoria's fastest growing rural municipalities. With a unique combination of unspoiled coastline and picturesque hinterland, the council is located less than two hours from Melbourne. Home to more than 35,000 permanent residents and a population that doubles in size during the summer months, Bass Coast Shire Council's vision is to be recognised as a unique place of environmental significance, where quality of life and a sense of community is balanced out with sustainable development and economic growth.

Find out more about Bass Coast Shire Council here:

Reporting to the General Manager Resilient Communities, the Manager Sustainable Environment will lead a multi-disciplinary department to ensure strategic and sustainable growth of the Shire. The successful candidate will be an influential leader, politically astute and have a proven track record of developing and mentoring staff. Bass Coast Shire has declared a Climate Emergency, so the successful candidate will need to demonstrate a strategic mindset, and will have the skills to oversee the development of a Climate Change Action Plan that has been developed in partnership with the community.

Bass Coast Shire Council currently plays a leading role in environmental sustainability within the Victorian local government landscape. The natural environmental diversity of the region provides a unique set of challenges. The Manager Sustainable Environment will have the opportunity to really make their mark on the sector, guiding council towards a safer and more sustainable future.

With strong environmental experience, you will ideally have exposure to a number of segments, and a holistic understanding of the challenges that are being faced. Overall, your strengths will lie in your ability to communicate complex information in an easily-understood way, to ensure that your team of technical experts can gain the support of council and the community.

Your project management, people leadership, and stakeholder engagement skills will be second-to-none. You will have a unique ability to bring a team of subject matter experts together to deliver on a shared goal, and will be a trusted voice to the community on all things sustainability and environment. Everything you do will align with the organisation's EPIIC values (excellence, passion, imagination, integrity, and courage).

For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Carla Bent on 0422 582 992 or Melanie Pecanek on 0408 898 734. To receive a copy of the position description please contact or to apply, please click the "Apply Now" button and upload your resume.