National Waste Program Coordinator Paid


VIC, Australia

Job Type

Part Time

About the Role

POA is looking for a National Waste Program Coordinator to join our team to develop and deliver business sustainability programs. We are looking for a seasoned waste consultant with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in waste sustainability and/or consultancy role.

The goal of the Business Program is to help communities, organisations and councils to reduce single use plastics within a 12-month period. We provide organisations with a comprehensive toolkit of resources that facilitate employee engagement and innovation to achieve this goal. We are passionate about our customers, our people, and our technology. And we are positive in our approach to finding solutions that better all our lives. For more information, please see


Based in Melbourne. This position may commence on a work from home basis and will move to an office location (ideally for at least two days per week) in metropolitan Melbourne


Immediate start

Two-year contract commencing ASAP

The role is a minimum of 3 days a week with flexibility


$65,000 - $75,000 per annum Salary commensurate with experience

POA offers salary packaging and career advancement opportunities

Reports to:

Reports directly to the Executive Director

Application close:

Friday 10th September


  • Liaise and coordinate business team participants

  • Drive the ongoing development of the Business Program which includes advanced research skills. You will also be instrumental in establishing strategies, and best practices to maintain the program and keep participants engaged

  • Advocate for the minimisation of single use plastics and enhance stakeholder knowledge and understanding of these issues

  • Develop and implement industry sector expansion of the Program Toolkit including addressing climate change and its relationship to plastic waste



  • Experience/qualifiedas a sustainability consultant or in supply chain/product alternatives for plastic waste. You are an innovative thinker who looks for new and improved ways to deliver exceptional solutions to your customers

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to enableeffective communication with a range of Program stakeholders

  • Experience with Microsoft Azure and SQL databases (or capability with equivalent software)

  • Demonstrated self-motivation and ability to work independently


  • Technical knowledge about single use plastics is a distinct advantage

  • Demonstrated experience in supporting employees, volunteers, or interns

  • Understanding of Microsoft Office Teams, SharePoint and Access

  • Circular economy delivery experience

  • Carbon accounting and LCA experience

Key Performance Indicators:

1. Quantifiable waste minimisation results with organisations

2. Delivery of Business Program stages within timeframes and budgets

3. Evaluation of technical program development, its expansion, and delivery to clients

About the Company

Our mission is to change the world's attitude to plastic within a generation and we do so through our comprehensive program for organisations. Single-use plastic is wreaking havoc on our planet and now more than ever we feel it is imperative to empower people to change the way they view and use plastic, whist inspiring others to do the same.