Position Details
Reference Number 10746
Position Title Recycling 2.0 Strategic Commercial Lead
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Department Strategy, Economy & Sustainability
Location Local Government Admin - Corporate Centre
Enterprise Agreement Hobsons Bay City Council Enterprise Agreement - 38 - Band 7
Salary $94,884.40 to $106,165.80 (+ 9.5% super & RDO)
Hours per Week 38
Position Summary

Recycling 2.0 Strategic Commercial Lead  

Fixed Term Full Time - 12months

Band 7 - $94,887.40 - $106,165.80 (+ 9.5% super & RDO)


Hobsons Bay City Council introduced an ambitious waste reform program through the introduction of Recycling 2.0 in February 2020.  The program responded to the SKM recycling crisis and strong community responses seeking Council act swiftly to develop a long-term solution to the crisis and strengthen recycling in Hobsons Bay. Recycling 2.0 implemented improvements to kerbside source separation including a four-bin collection service and introduction of a FOGO service. The approach is in line with the directions of the Victorian Government’s Circular Economy Policy.  The program has had some positive outcomes during the initial months including 66 per cent of the total volume of waste diverted from the garbage stream.  The program is now settling after an initial change period.


Council is seeking a proactive team member for a 12months period to assist in the transition of the program from initial implementation to embedding the program as part of Council’s business as usual environmental waste services.  We are seeking a person who is keen to use their problem solving, negotiation and people skills to continue driving this significant change program.  Key tasks will include:

  • Continue the implementation of the Recycling 2.0 change program into Council’s existing waste service operations
  • Manage Council’s existing waste and recycling service contracts
  • Assist and guide the tender preparation and evaluation of Council’s waste and recycling service contracts
  • Champion Council’s input into and outcomes of regional collective procurement of waste and recycling services
  • Lead strategic projects and procurement including developing options for glass processing and reuse as well as alternatives to landfill
  • Lead the contamination management program
  • Lead the evaluation and reporting of the Recycling 2.0 program, including a full review in early 2021
  • Prioritisation, planning and implementation of future Recycling 2.0 initiatives
  • Lead and manage a small team responsible for direct delivery of waste and recycling services
  • Assist with the education and engagement of Council staff and the community to raise awareness and promote behavioural change in relation to waste and recycling

A copy of the position description can be obtained by using the download feature below or by contacting our Customer Service team on 9932 1000.

For further information please contact Kaylene Johnson, Coordinator Environmental Sustainability on 0419 750 968.

Applications must include

  • updated CV
  • a cover letter noting what the applicant would bring to the role, 
  • selection criteria briefly addressing the key duties and expertise required as outlined in the Position Description.  

The closing date for this position is Sunday 16 August 2020.

Please submit your application either by submitting online or posting to:

HR Recruitment
Hobsons Bay City Council
PO Box 21

An automated email will be sent upon receipt of your electronic application. Please re-submit your application if the auto reply has not been received or call (03) 9932 1092 if you are experiencing difficulty.

Hobsons Bay City Council is committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity and workplace diversity. We encourage a diverse workforce reflective of our community to better meet the needs of our customers.

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Contact Person Kaylene Johnson
Contact Number
Closing Date 16/08/2020
Position Description
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