Director, Container Deposit Scheme (Recycling Victoria)

Job Details
Careers Logo
Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: SES1
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/50947533S
Closing Date: 27-Sep-2023
Salary Range: $207,116 - $267,445
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2026
Attachments: PD - 50947533 SES1 Director, Container Deposit Scheme.docx (Word, 607KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jennifer Anne
0408 639 517 /

Position Details

Are you a public-sector leader with a passion for environmental sustainability and the circular economy? Do you have experience in delivering and regulating complex government programs? Do you want to make a difference in Victoria's waste and resource recovery sector?

If yes, then this is the role for you!

The Victorian Government is looking for a Director to lead Recycling Victoria's oversight, regulation and administration of the Container Deposit Scheme. This is a key initiative to reduce litter, increase recycling and support community groups across the state.

About the role

As the Director, Container Deposit Scheme, you will:

  • Lead and mentor a team of professionals within the Container Deposit Scheme branch
  • Ensure the effective administration and regulation of the Container Deposit Scheme in accordance with the legislation, policy intention and risk
  • Oversee delivery by the appointed Scheme Coordinator and Network Operators according to the terms of their respective Agreements
  • Lead the development and implementation of approach to monitor and enforce compliance with relevant Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Act provisions
  • Develop and implement guidelines, protocols and other instruments to support the operation of the Container Deposit Scheme

About you:

To be successful in the role, you will have;

  • A track record of operational delivery for government in highly complex and changing environments
  • Superior negotiation, facilitation and stakeholder management skills
  • A high level of drive and commitment, integrity and resilience
  • First-hand experience in the creation and delivery of risk-based, targeted regulatory interventions

About Recycling Victoria  

Recycling Victoria is strengthening Victoria's waste and recycling sector, building resilience, and creating markets for recycling products through monitoring, reporting and regulation of waste and recycling management. It drives economic investment and job creation by creating greater certainty in the waste and resource recovery sector.  

Under the Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Act 2021, Recycling Victoria's role include: 

  • providing consistent state-wide strategic planning for waste and recycling services 
  • collecting and publishing data for greater transparency and informed decision making  
  • managing risks impacting the stability of the waste and recycling sector 
  • launch enquiries into market issues 
  • administering the container deposit scheme and the waste to energy scheme 

Recycling Victoria works with portfolio partners, local government, industry, and its statutory advisory committees, to deliver a coordinated and evidence-led approach to managing risks in the sector and deliver a circular economy for Victoria. 

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2026. The work location for this position is flexible within Victoria with hybrid work arrangements available.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information, please refer to the attached position description or call Jennifer Anne, Executive Director, Engagement, Regulation and Oversight on 0408 639 517 or email

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday, 27 September 2023.

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.

From here...