About this Role

This role will be responsible for developing and implementing a climate action campaign strategy with clear, measurable goals to address climate change and will include the recruitment, training and managing of volunteers to assist in these tasks.
The role requires building a network of diverse allies seeking reductions in emissions and prosecuting the case for policy reforms through a variety of methods, including written submissions at a Council and State Government level to reduce emissions and improve monitoring and reporting.
It will engage with government departments and parliamentarians on reform opportunities and engage with supporters to build strong pressure to deliver the reforms needed.

The role requires an ability to enter communities in Gold Coast City to engage residents in discussions and education about climate change, personal and community-based actions they can take to reduce emissions and active involvement in advocacy for a climate action policy at Council level.

About Gecko

Gecko Environment Council Assoc. Inc is recognised by all three levels of government as the primary regional environmental organisation and, as such, is expected to respond to a wide variety of environmental issues. Campaign work is organised under the four fields of biodiversity, climate change, liveability, and sustainability in planning.

The Gold Coast is a highly urbanised region with an extensive hinterland recognised as possessing exceptional environmental values. It has the twin challenges of developing a sustainable urban environment while protecting its environmental values from the pressures of a constantly growing population.

In addition to undertaking its own advocacy, Gecko works with a community development model which seeks to empower communities by providing information, strategies, and support to take action themselves to address local environmental and conservation issues.


Part-time 30 hours per fortnight. Flexibility required.
Term of contract 12 months
Pay $39.26 per hour (SCHADS 4.1) plus 10.5% super + 17.5 % annual leave loading
Location Gecko House, 139 Duringan St, Currumbin 4223
Reporting to Management Committee Campaign Representative.


• Advocacy experience in an environmental policy space
• Demonstrated experience in developing campaign strategy, recognising campaign opportunities and carrying out a variety of campaign tactics
• Strong policy background with relevant Queensland legislative frameworks
• Experience in writing and speaking to submissions to government and other decision makers
• Strong community development skills which can be applied to an environmental framework of practice
• An ability to conduct community-based workshops about climate change
• Demonstrated ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers
• Ability to develop productive relationships with diverse stakeholders and experience in coordinating strong collaborations
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Solid ability to use social media and engage with mainstream media
• High level of computer literacy
• Ability to work individually and as part of a team
• A commitment to kindness, compassion and genuine collaboration in teamwork and conflict resolution.
Driver’s licence
Blue Card – Working with Children, or the ability to acquire one.


• Developing a climate action campaign strategy in collaboration with the campaign team members
• Conducting outreach and engagement to collaborate with relevant stakeholders and allies
• Cultivating strong working relationships with coalition partners, government and relevant departments about emissions reforms in Gold Coast City
• Building a solid network in Gold Coast communities to raise awareness of climate change and inspire personal and local climate actions as well as advocacy to achieve policy reforms at a Local and State government level.
• Recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to assist with outreach and advocacy work.
• Working with the campaign team to identify, communicate and amplify stories through all forms of social and mainstream media.
• Maintaining relevant records of work undertaken and outcomes.
• Providing a monthly report of work to the Management Committee.

TO APPLY, please email your application to

Your application should include your current CV, a cover letter (no longer than two pages) addressing the skills and experience required for the role and details for two relevant referees.