Climate Council of Australia (CCA) is Australia’s leading climate change communications not for profit organisation. We provide authoritative, independent expert advice to the public on climate change, energy and climate solutions and international action. We’re made up of world-class climate scientists, energy, health, policy experts and other trusted voices on climate change, as well as a dedicated team of staff and a passionate community who support our work.

As an independent, authoritative voice on climate change, we get climate stories into the media, produce hard-hitting reports, call out misinformation and support Australia’s shift to a thriving economy powered by renewables. We are a rapidly growing organisation with a strong work culture that is results focused, purpose driven, vibrant, supportive and fun.


The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a senior member of the Climate Council executive team. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), this position is responsible for liaising with the Board, staff and other leaders to deliver on the Climate Council of Australia’s strategic priorities. Our team is large enough that this role is highly strategic but small enough that the COO can get their hands dirty supporting numerous functions of the organisation.

The duties and responsibilities of this position involve:

This position is a full-time permanent opportunity offering an attractive salary, based in Sydney or Melbourne.


The successful candidate will be results-focused, driven and well-organised with an interest in working a high functioning team of experts. They will have the following:


To apply, please submit a resume and a one-page cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in the role by clicking here.

To request an information pack or if you have any questions please email Liska Turner at [email protected] using the subject line: Chief Operating Officer – The Climate Council of Australia enquiry via Climate Council Website.

Applications will be assessed on receipt and shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Applications close Sunday 11 October 2020.