Education Officer Job at ACT Government – Canberra ACT

ACT NoWaste is looking for a supportive team member who is a self-directed creative thinker with a can-do attitude. The Education Officer is a diverse position with experience in public education, educational developmental stages, marketing, event coordination, and financial administration essential. The position works collaboratively across the NoWaste Branch and other areas of the ACT Government and reports directly to the Assistant Director, Waste Education. The position is responsible for coordinating and delivering a range of educational programs at the award-winning Recycling Discovery Hub (the Hub) targeted at children of all ages, as well as adults.

In addition, the position is responsible for the financial administration for the Waste Education and Partnerships team (WEP). Working under limited supervision, this position will play a key role in the WEP team, including:

Coordination of educational sessions at the Hub, including managing bookings, designing, delivering and evaluating sessions.

Developing, implementing and evaluating marketing strategies for the Hub.

Monitoring customer service and work safety standards at the Hub.

Supervising a small team delivering educational sessions at the Hub.

Creating material to further community engagement and education e.g., video scripts, recycling quizzes, webinars.

Coordinate and report on financial information, manage expenditure across the team and analyse financial processes, using financial management Information Technology (IT) platforms.

This position may involve some weekend and evening work to attend events as required.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other requirements: The following capabilities form the criteria that are required to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.


Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Teaching is highly desirable

A current registration or the ability to gain a registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) ACT 2011 will be required.

A current First Aid certificate is highly desirable.

Current Class C Drivers Licence or equivalent is highly desirable.

Skills and Knowledge Capabilities

Demonstrated ability and experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating marketing and operational plans.

Demonstrated experience delivering engaging and effective education sessions to both children and adults.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team, including coordinating the work of a small team.

Experience with coordination of financial processes, including the use of financial IT platforms.

Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the Transport Canberra and City Services values framework, workplace respect, equity and diversity framework, workplace health and safety best practise and industrial democracy principles and practice.

Behavioural Capabilities

Service Commitment – provide high quality service in line with the team’s objectives as per community/stakeholder needs.

Service Improvement – suggest new ways of working to continuously improve service delivery.

Community/Stakeholder Relationships – work cooperatively with others and focus on achieving the best result for customers and the broader community.

Notes: An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only. This position is based across locations at both the Recycling Discovery Hub and the activity-based working (ABW) Dickson Office Block. Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk.

How to Apply: Applicants should apply with a written two-page pitch demonstrating how their Skills, Experience and Attributes make them a great candidate for the role along with a curriculum vitae.

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Company: ACT Government –

Company Location:  Canberra ACT

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