Status: Full time, permanent position
Start date: ASAP
Reports to: Business Services Manager
Edge is one of Australia’s best known and respected sustainability consultancies. We specialise in helping companies measure, understand and manage the environmental and social impacts of their products, services and operations. We pride ourselves on offering evidence-based solutions, tailored to the specific needs of our clients and partners and we are very much a business that likes to focus on impact and purpose. Our own commitment to our mission is demonstrated by our status as a B Corp, and by being part of a handful of Australian companies to have put in place a verified Science Based Target to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
Our team members are passionate change agents for a more sustainable future, and we provide them with the opportunity to work on impactful and innovative projects with some of Australia’s most high profile and environmentally ambitious organisations.
The Business Services team is responsible for and delivers support across the following areas of the Edge business on a national and international scale: people and culture, information technology (including systems and software), legal support (project and business risk), project management assistance as well as office support across Australia, NZ, Chile and the US. Because of Edge’s growth and expansion, the Business Services team are looking for a dynamic, interested, and responsible person to join the team and provide full administrative support. This new role offers immense variety, challenges, and scope for professional opportunity in this fast paced, learning environment. The team prides itself in how they communicate with each other, their willingness to share skills, their ability to delegate while giving autonomy, and importantly, enjoying their success as a collective.
Be experienced – Minimum 2 years’ experience of working in a fast paced office environment (or equivalent) where you can relate your skillset and experience to what’s needed for this role. You must have an excellent eye for detail, write well and know how to complete tasks in their entirety.
Love business administration – you need to love what you do. If you like being organised, helping others to adopt process, order and developing tools to do this, this is a position for you. This team create the strong bones of the organisation and provide efficiency, reliability, and order. You must love these qualities.
Demonstrate responsibility – Edge employees are team players, but this means you need to take responsibility for what it is you do. You will need to be reliable and want to be accountable in your role.
Be organised – The Business Services team work on multiple programs and projects with competing priorities so you need to be comfortable with chopping and changing while still delivering and being reliable.
Stay open minded – Edge celebrates its diversity, and we are exceptionally proud of our encompassing and supportive culture. We have a safe environment to learn and appreciate each other with respect.
Have interest & be curious – Edge employees love, live and act as ambassadors for what we do every day in the sustainability space. You will be thrown into projects and sectors you have never worked in before, so having an interest and a curious mind will be an essential attribute.
Work collaboratively & be solutions orientated – Edge employees love to invite and be invited to find solutions and get things done. You will need to put those skills into action across the team, with our partners, clients, and across our community.
Demonstrate courage & humility – Failure and challenge is temporary but at Edge this is seen as the best opportunity to grow and improve. Edge employees do this by supporting each other and celebrating each other.
Like to communicate – Edge employees like to converse, debate and explore our sustainability craft and other social considerations. We want you to be comfortable in participating in those conversations and contribute to this culture.
As part of our team you will benefit from:
- Ongoing investment in training and development.
- A strong culture of work-life balance including established flexibility arrangements.
- Working for a certified B Corp that lives our values.
- Opportunities for career development and to influence the direction of the business.
- Building networks and creating new business opportunities.
- Working collaboratively within a team with a diverse set of skills and backgrounds.
Applications should be concise and relate directly to the ‘Must Have’s’ outlined above. Responses should include:
- A cover letter (maximum 1 page) addressing, at a minimum, how you meet the requirements of the role. Show us how you can think laterally and let us get to know you.
- A CV summarising your relevant employment history, experience and education. Please include contact details for two referees.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 6.00pm, Wednesday 30th June 2021. Please note that this is not a senior position but a genuine opportunity for growth with a team who will support you and want to see you succeed and grow. This will not be a stagnant role for a diligent, reliable and light character.
Applicants shortlisted for further assessment will be contacted for an interview so please do not wait to send through your CV as we’re keen to find the right fit for our team. Salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience.