Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities

CitizenBlue is the latest brainchild of Boomerang Alliance Founder, Dave West – a consortium of some of the leading charities working to tackle the proliferation of rubbish threatening our oceans and communities: Boomerang Alliance, Clean Up Australia, Green Connect, Landcare NSW, Resource Recovery Australia, Surfrider Foundation Australia and Total Environment Centre.

Our mission is to combat all forms of waste and pollution entering Australian waters by developing programs to directly intervene by creating local community owned micro-enterprises by delivering income streams and resources to combat rubbish.

Starting up for the advent of the NSW Container Deposit Scheme “Return & Earn”, CitizenBlue is finalising a contract to provide container redemption services to the Sydney CBD and Inner City through a unique range of programs focussed on litter hotspots that are most likely to cause marine pollution: Scaled Up Public Place recycling programs targeting our major entertainment and tourist precincts across the city; developing litter abatement and recovery for food and beverage service business, management of waste and litter at events and festivals while also providing convenient container collection cities to a resident population of some 500,000 people.

While initially focussed on the Sydney Metropolitan Area we intend to expand our approach via a franchised model that our charity members will take into key coastal communities regional NSW from March and then possibly interstate as deposit / refund systems are introduced in Qld and Western Australia.

We are looking to hire a team of bright, dedicated individuals passionate about tackling marine garbage and terrestrial rubbish with a diverse range of skills – applicants should feel free to apply for the specific roles below or express general interest as there are many more positions to fill across the entire employment spectrum.

Interested Applicants should call apply via Green Connect - urgently – positions won’t last long and we are hiring suitable people as we interview them.

NSW Operations Manager: $75,000 p.a. + allowances and strong incentives

The NSW Operations Manager is responsible for all logistics, handling and collection functions and controls a budget of some $2million per annum and a team of 12 staff. With a strong understanding of waste, recycling and logistics, great project management skills and an ability to manage complex processes the role is the lynchpin of CitizenBlue in a highly rewarding yet challenging role.

The position requires a drivers license, ideally truck and forklift tickets and a motor vehicle (for which you will receive a generous allowance) and is on call for emergencies.

Operations Supervisor(s): $60,000 p.a. + allowances

The supervisors at our Collection Point oversee the safe operation of high speed sorting equipment, staff training and rostering and coordinate the operations of our collection fleet. While primarily focussed on labour supervision the successful applicant should also have sound computer skills and an understanding of transport and logistics functions.

Relationships Manager: $72,000 p.a. + allowances and incentives

Our Relationships Manager oversees both the development and maintenance of our commercial and community sector customer base by both personally leading negotiations with large hotels, event managers and local government and overseeing a customer service team of 4 staff who manage the shop front interface with local residents and coordinate our service fulfilment with a broad base of local businesses.

The position will offer a generous motor vehicle and equipment, strong incentives and significant opportunities for advancement to a skilled communicator with good management skills and a high level of numeracy.

Customer Service Coordinators (2): $42 - $54,000 p.a.

Customer Service Coordinators alternate between a shop front customer interface (accepting customer containers and processing refunds) and a role coordinating our commercial customer's needs and addressing any service failures in a prompt and efficient manner.

Customer Service Coordinators should have strong verbal and written communication skills, be numerate, have sound office computing skills and an ability to remain calm under pressure.

Program Outreach Coordinators: On Target Earning = $72,000 - $120,000 p.a.

Program Outreach Coordinators operate independently of CitizenBlue’s Day to Day operation managing their own program of ‘pop up’ redemption centres across our territory. 

Each Coordinator is supported to secure a series of locations and receives a retainer to ensure they earn a reasonable wage while they establish a territory. We also provide them with a high-quality vending trailer, public place recycling bins, resource kits and a small team operating in different focal points of the community each day to service the local neighbourhood (providing refunds to local households, collecting small businesses empties, and local community clean ups).

Coordinators can be individuals or small NGOs focussed on aligned issues to that of CitizenBlue and may combine their own public mobilisation engagement activities (subject to our final content approval) with our Outreach Program – creating an ongoing and viable income source to their own good works.

Coordinators will need to provide a vehicle that can tow a small trailer and maintain a cash float.

Assistant to the CEO: Negotiable

We are seeking an organised and dynamic individual to assist and support our founder and CEO, Dave West, in the implementation of our organisation. The role is an ideal learning opportunity and will suit a passionate and committed individual who is quick witted, well organised and driven to succeed.

The role is not 9 to 5 but will offer flexibility to suit your lifestyle and will require some travel. The Assistant will need to have strong interpersonal abilities, high level office computing skills, be able to take minutes and be able to play the project administration role.

Street & Event Champions: $200 - $240 / day Regular / Flexible Work

Our street and event champions work with our Program Outreach Coordinators to deliver the public face of our campaigns. Not afraid to get their hands dirty our Champions ‘Walk the Talk’ and clean up litter around our pop up redemption centres in local high streets, markets and events while engaging with the general public and visiting local businesses to both promote our services and collect their empties.

The positions will suit a variety of people requiring employment flexibility who enjoy working outdoors, speaking with people and are passionate about waste and our oceans. The roles require sound interpersonal skills, cash handling ability and sound physical fitness.