Job posted on: 31st May 2022


Are you passionate about people? Do you want to apply your skills and experience as a HR professional to help solve the climate crisis? The Climate Council is on the search for a dedicated People and Culture Manager to support our rapidly growing team. You will work across the organisation to recruit, retain and enable great people to do their best work. Reporting directly to the COO, this is a new role and an exciting opportunity to join the Climate Council as we build out our people and culture strategy.

About the Climate Council

The Climate Council of Australia is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. We provide authoritative, expert advice to the Australian public and key decision-makers on climate change and solutions based on the most up-to-date science available. Climate Council was founded in 2013 by thousands of Australians to create a new, independent and 100% community-funded organisation in response to the abolition of the Australian Climate Commission.

Our vision, mission and values

Our vision is that by 2025 Australia’s emissions are on a steep downward trajectory with projects and policies in place to see us cut emissions by 75% by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2035. This represents a transformation in action and attitude from all levels of government, industry, business and community. It also fundamentally improves Australia’s contribution to the global climate challenge, while unlocking benefits/potential of the new economy, and protecting lives, well-being and the natural environment.

Our mission is to be a courageous catalyst propelling Australia towards bold, effective action to have emissions plummet during the 2020s and hit net zero by 2035.

Our values:

About the Role

The Manager, People and Culture is responsible for human resource operations at the Climate Council. You provide advice to and support the Management Team on a range of HR matters, and lead and implement projects that support the Climate Council to recruit, retain and enable great people to do their best work. The Manager, People and Culture will also contribute to workforce development planning to align the Climate Council’s people strategy with its organisational strategy during a period of rapid growth. 

This is a hands on role; you will be the “go-to” person for all HR related activities. To be successful you must be passionate about creating a performance and values driven culture. You will also be a good communicator, building and maintaining authentic relationships with team members and external stakeholders. 

The People and Culture Manager reports to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and works as part of the wider Operations Team. The Manager, People and Culture, also works closely with members of the Climate Council Management Team.  The Manager, People and Culture has no direct reports. 

Key Responsibilities
The key responsibilities of the Manager, People and Culture include:

Experience and Skills


Remuneration and Benefits
This exciting and dynamic organisation will continue to be in the public eye, giving those involved an unrivaled opportunity to contribute to the public discourse on climate change. With exposure to some of the leading minds tackling climate change, this role is a unique opportunity.

Additional Benefits

How to apply
The Climate Council is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, personal appearance, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, or political affiliation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply for all advertised positions.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter including: 

If you have any questions regarding the position please email

Applications close on Midnight 14th June 2022