Service Manager - Environment & Education

Job title : Service Manager - Environment & Education
Location : Brisbane, QLD
Job reference : 1027800
About the Organisation
Redland City Council is a progressive local government organisation, situated on the naturally wonderful Redlands Coast near Brisbane, home to the crystal blue waters of Southern Moreton Bay with 335km of coastline, beautiful hinterland and coastal villages. The region enjoys a strong heritage, connections to the oldest living culture on Earth, with island gems just a short hop from Brisbane. With a current population over 150,000 and strong population growth forecasts, the Council is forward thinking, engaged and focussed on enriching community lifestyles operating under the four principles of sustainability of balancing decisions through consideration of environmental, community, economic and governance impacts.

About the Position
Reporting to the Group Manager Environment & Regulation, this key position will operationally lead and manage the Environment and Education Unit, as well as the landmark IndigiScapes Environment and Education Centre and Native Botanical Gardens. The position has a significant role in leading change, as well as a focus on environmental policy and strategy development and implementation.

Key to success in the role will be the continued development of Redlands IndigiScapes Environment and Education Centre as a valued facility for promoting and educating the community on conservation and sustainability issues. It will also lead and manage high level strategy, planning and policy development and implementation, to meet Council's environmental and sustainability objectives and outcomes, including the provision of expert advice directly to senior management and Council.

About the Person
Given the broad remit of the position we are seeking an experienced, practical and forward thinking leader who can bring not only a strong environmental grounding, but also effective operational leadership and project management experience. You will be able to demonstrate leading diverse teams of staff and volunteers with a collaborative style. You’re adept at managing a wide variety of stakeholders and have a track record for managing complex programs within budget and on time.

You will bring qualifications in Environmental Studies/Planning or similar, and it will be highly desirable for you to also hold knowledge or qualifications in Project Management, Conservation Management and Sustainability Practices.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Tim Wallis on 0439 817 992 or