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Outreach Officer (Supermarket Plastics)

Conservation Officers
Contract Part Time
587 days ago

As part of an ambitious new partnership between AMCS and Boomerang Alliance, this position will work to support the delivery of the first independent audit of Australian supermarket plastic use, in order to reduce supermarket plastic packaging.

This position will be responsible for supporting the supermarket sector to reduce plastic pollution. Using your excellent relationship-building experience, you will motivate and support supermarket sustainability teams to implement plastic reduction initiatives, while also gathering data on the use of plastics within the sector for public reporting and accountability.

The Outreach Officer (Supermarket Plastics) will work closely with a new part-time Research & Policy Officer, to support the delivery of the program.

These roles may be combined as a single full-time rule for experienced applicants who meet the requirements of both positions.



Stakeholder Engagement

  • Build relationships with major Australian supermarket companies and their sustainability teams.
  • Support the Research & Policy Officer to gather detailed information on the use of plastics within supermarkets, enabling the delivery of a public audit report comparing the relative progress and impact of supermarket plastics reduction initiatives.
  • Drive a supermarket reform agenda, supporting supermarkets to implement good plastics reduction practices based on audit recommendations.
  • Liaise and network with relevant government and community agencies, working together to gather information on plastics packaging management issues and solutions.
  • Engage and coordinate volunteer community members to assist with activities such as surveying the packaging on their local supermarket shelves.
  • Organise meetings and events as required to deliver project outcomes.

Policy and Advocacy

  • Provide advice and support the development of change recommendations for supermarkets based on the results of audits and analysis.
  • Provide expert input into the development of policy analyses and briefings for internal use and for government submissions.
  • Attend relevant stakeholder and government meetings and present research findings or policy advice as needed.
  • As capacity allows and where necessary, provide limited input into or engagement with other marine conservation issues beyond the post holder’s core work areas.


  • Coordinate the production of high-quality communications materials, such as infographics, images and videos.
  • Coordinate the development of media, online content, webinars and other informational materials.
  • Liaise with external suppliers including printers and advertising agencies as required.
  • Assist with the delivery of a public report detailing the findings of the supermarket plastics investigation, along with personalised change recommendations for each audited company.

Reporting & Evaluation

  • Keep a log of engagement work and impact metrics.
  • Assist with reporting to senior management and external funders as required.



  • At least 2 years of experience working in outreach, partnership development and stakeholder management, particularly with business, government and community partners.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Strong project management skills including planning, delivering on timelines, managing stakeholders and being outcome driven.
  • Ability to work effectively both autonomously and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Previous experience working in plastics reduction or environmental awareness, particularly in the non-profit and charities sector.
  • Willingness and capacity to undertake occasional interstate travel.
  • Commitment to achieving positive change and protection for the oceans, and upholding AMCS’ values.



If you are a a natural relationship builder who is passionate about stopping ocean plastic pollution, we encourage you to apply. Please click Apply Now and follow the instructions. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Please see attached for a full position description and further details on the role. For more information on our work and our people please visit our website.


AMCS is a strictly non-partisan and an equal opportunities employer. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Please Note: Applicants must have the right to work in Australia. That is, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen, or hold a valid visa with permission to work on an ongoing basis.

A position description is attached.


Position Description : AMCS Position Description - Outreach Officer (Supermarket Plastics)

To apply please submit your current CV and a cover letter (maximum two pages) explaining why you’re the perfect person for this role and addressing the key selection criteria. You can submit your application via the form below.


Please Note:

  • Applicants must have the right to work in Australia. That is, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen, or hold a valid visa with permission to work on an ongoing basis.
  • Applications must include a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, or it may not be included for further review.


Please quote in application: Outreach Officer (Supermarket Plastics) via Pro Bono Australia.




Profession: #Advocacy, #Policy_and_Research, #Project_Management
Sector: #Conservation_and_Environment
Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $70,000
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $76,650
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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