Are you passionate about sustainability? Are you good at working with people? Do you enjoy problem solving? Delivering projects? Able to work autonomously and are self-motivated? And most importantly do you want to make a positive difference to your community?
Then here’s an exciting opportunity for you! The Yandina Community Gardens (YCG) is looking for an energetic and experienced person for a project officer role. YCG has received funding to implement a Food Waste Diversion pilot project in the town of Yandina on the Sunshine Coast. The project is for 12 months and you will be required to collaborate with approximately 20 businesses to divert their food waste. The role will be approximately 10hrs per week.
Why is this such an important project?
•If food waste was a country, it would be the third biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after USA and China.
•Eliminating global food waste would save 4.4 million tonnes of C02 a year, the equivalent of taking one in four cars off the road.
•The Government estimates food waste costs the Australian economy $20 billion each year.
•Over 5 million tonnes of food ends up as landfill, enough to fill 9,000 Olympic sized swimming pools.
The project officer will work with YCG’s management committee and will need to develop and implement a system for business food waste collection and measuring. You will be involved in processing the food waste at the Yandina Community Gardens using a combination of vermiculture, black soldier fly larvae and composting.
Your experience in project implementation and evaluation will be very important for this pilot project.
Required skills / knowledge:
•tertiary qualifications and/or experience in environmental science, permaculture or related discipline.
•experience in planning, implementing and evaluating community projects.
•experience in composting and or worm farming.
•experience in community engagement and developing partnerships with stakeholders
•excellent communication and networking skills
•an understanding of environmental sustainability principles.
•Ability to perform moderate physical work, lifting will be required
If this sounds like a role for you, please send your application, addressing the required skills / knowledge to firstname.lastname@example.org we look forward to hearing from you!
Applications close 14th February 2020.