Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities

Conference Sales Officer

Work Type/s: Casual

Contract Summary: 38 hours / week until 27 October 2017 (starting asap)

Remuneration: $35.00 per hour.

Focus Areas:

Marketing and sales

Location: Position based in Surry Hills, NSW

Overview: Boomerang Alliance is the peak ENGO voice on waste, recycling, litter and marine debris in Australia – reflecting the views of our member groups and acting as the focal point for our combined campaign efforts. Our work is directed by a team of 10 staff: 7 based at TEC in NSW, 2 in Qld and 1 in Vic.

Over the past 12 years, our work programs have expanded into every aspect of the waste stream. Our efforts have seen a high level of success including: the introduction of Container Deposit Systems in the NT, NSW, QLD and the ACT (with WA expected to follow shortly); plastic bag bans in SA, NT, TAS, QLD, WA and the ACT; the introduction of Product Stewardship Schemes, Tyres and CFL globes; strengthened laws on illegal dumping and litter; the introduction and increase of waste levies in NSW, Victoria, SA and WA. But there are still many other areas that need attention in stemming the tide of plastic and other waste pollution.

The Position: In response to the UN Environment Programme’s declaration of a ‘War on Marine Plastic Pollution’ and the recent call for improved collaboration to address the problem, Boomerang Alliance is hosting at the end of October 2017 Australia’s first conference looking at solutions to this growing problem.

The conference will gather together the three tiers of government; impacted and impacting industry; the academic and scientific community; and local communities/not for profit sectors - to highlight the extent of the problem and to identify credible solutions to removing undesirable plastics from the waste stream.

The Sales Officer will in charge of selling tickets for the “Beyond Plastic Pollution Conference”.

Selection Criteria:

The successful applicants would be expected to be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent sales skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills – able to produce spontaneous, coherent and persuasive argument for a general and specific audience
  • An understanding of the problems associated with plastic, particularly in the marine context.
  • The ability to build good working relationships with all kinds of people
  • A passion for environmental protection
  • Competence in basic office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Positive “can do” attitude
  • Experience working within small teams
  • Personal organisation and time management skills including the capacity to work to tight deadlines

Next Steps: Applications close on Tuesday 26 September 2017 - If you are looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic, fast paced and highly respected organisation, please submit a cover letter and your CV to info@boomerangalliance.org.au. To find out more about the positions call Rachel Dujardin (9280 2130). For more information about Boomerang Alliance see – www.boomerangalliance.org.au

Applications close on Tuesday 26 September 2017 - If you are looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic, fast paced and highly respected organisation, please submit a cover letter and your CV to info@boomerangalliance.org.au.

To find out more about the positions call Rachel Dujardin (9280 2130).

For more information see – www.boomerangalliance.org.au

                                        - https:www.beyondplasticpollutionconference.org.au