Events Team Leader

Your sustainable future

A career with Green Building Council of Australia offers an opportunity to transform the built environment to one that’s healthy, liveable, productive, resilient and sustainable.

  • Fun and supportive team environment
  • Agile working (Activity Based Working)
  • Flexible work arrangements to support a work/life balance

About the role

Reporting to the Head of Industry Development, you will research, develop, and deliver a program of GBCA events nationally.  The program of events are to be strategically aligned with business objectives and in keeping with market requirements and industry demands.  You will be responsible for managing the Events and Professional Development coordinator team to ensure event programs are delivered in a timely, efficient and innovative manner to ensure a quality outcome is achieved for all GBCA events.

You will also be responsible for developing the program for the GBCA’s annual Green Cities conference in collaboration with the Project Control Group, GBCA staff and other stakeholders.

This is a full-time role with the option of flexible working arrangements based in our Sydney Office.  We have recently relocated our office to an exciting business community in Sydney’s newest 6 Star Green Star Communities rated precinct, Barangaroo.


  • Produce, coordinate and monitor our events and professional development course calendars;
  • Create event programs including topics and speakers for all events;
  • Identify and recommend venues, including price negotiation;
  • Oversee and contribute to pre-event logistics;
  • Responsible for the social committee ensuring delivery on GBCA internal events;
  • Oversee Events and Professional Development Coordinators to ensure delivery on GBCA internal events;
  • Delivery of our annual Green Cities Conference including research and analysis and program design;
  • Ensure management of Green Cities Conference speakers;
  • Work with the marketing team to ensure appropriate communications for our events;
  • Management of Events and Professional Development Coordinators.

Required skills and experience

  • 5 - 8 years event management experience
  • Experience in program design for conferences or similar events
  • The ability to translate high level concepts into events and activities
  • Experience in managing a team and managing budgets
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • Proven track record meeting KPIs and service delivery standards
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience in stakeholder relationship management
  • About the Green Building Council of Australia

About the Green Building Council of Australia

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is the nation’s authority on sustainable buildings and communities. The GBCA employs over 40 staff and its mission is to accelerate the transformation of Australia’s built environment into one that is healthy, liveable, productive, resilient and sustainable. The GBCA works with leading industry members and government to encourage policies and programs that support its mission. The Council educates thousands of people each year on how to design and deliver efficient and sustainable outcomes for Australia’s buildings and communities. And the GBCA operates Australia’s only national, voluntary, holistic rating system for sustainable buildings and communities – Green Star.


Join a motivated and committed team who are passionate about creating sustainable places for everyone.  By being part of the GBCA team you can expect a fulfilling and rewarding career through making a difference in transforming the sustainable built environment.  The GBCA offers a progressive environment and culture that will support you to learn and develop in your chosen career.


  • Agile working environment (Activity based working).
  • Flexible working arrangements to support a work/life balance.
  • Mentoring program.
  • Professional development through educational assistance.
  • Employee Recognition Program (GBCA Star Award)

How to apply

Please apply through SEEK including a covering letter and resume addressed to Catherine Andon, HR & Operations Manager.

Closing date for applications: COB 19 October 2017