The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) Board is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced professionals for the role of Executive Director. 

Expressions of Interest should be submitted by email to by COB on Wednesday 28th July. 

Expressions of interest applications will be evaluated on a prospective candidate’s relevant experience against the core responsibilities of the role. 

Respondents should provide sufficient information to allow for ASBEC to make a considered evaluation of the Expression of Interest. Applicants should provide a 2-page response outlining how they address the key responsibilities of the role along with their resume. 

About ASBEC 

The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) is a body of peak organisations committed to a sustainable built environment in Australia. Our membership consists of industry and professional associations, non-government organisations and government observers who are involved in the planning, design, delivery and operation of our built environment. 

ASBEC’s mission is to provide a peak collaborative forum for organisations who champion a sustainable future through policy, engagement, and advocacy, through: 

  • Policy development that sets the agenda, in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals and the aims of the Paris Agreement; 
  • A dialogue forum that enables information exchange and network building; 
  • Responding to relevant advocacy issues by leveraging our collective voice. 

Role Overview 

The Executive Director has the following core responsibilities: 

  • Strategic leadership 
  • Policy, advocacy and communications 
  • Member engagement and coordination 
  • Management of operational issues 

The Council requires a self-motivated individual with expertise in strategic leadership, advocacy, organisational management, collaboration/facilitation and policy. Experience in the built environment is highly desirable. 


Strategic leadership 

  • Work with members to develop ASBEC’s strategy 
  • Lead the delivery of strategic priorities through ASBEC’s activities 
  • Establish Task Groups and Task Group Terms of Reference aligned with ASBEC’s agreed strategy 
  • Represent ASBEC in key meetings, committees, consultation processes forums and other events 
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with government, industry, non-profit organisations and academic stakeholders 

Policy, advocacy and communications 

  • Work with ASBEC’s Task Groups and Board to co-ordinate and execute ASBEC’s policy priorities

Management of operational issues 

  • Budget and finance – Work with the Treasurer and bookkeeper in preparing an annual budget for approval by Board 
  • Ensure regular and accurate reporting of ASBEC’s financial position to the Board, and commission an annual, independent audit of ASBEC’s accounts 
  • Raise funds for key projects by leveraging support from allied organisations 
  • Prudently manage financial resources with a focus on ASBEC’s long term financial sustainability 
  • Human resource management – Responsibility for recruitment of staff, contractors and consultants 
  • Effectively manage staff performance and professional development, ensuring the completion of performance reviews and updating of position descriptions 
  • Governance – Ensure that ASBEC complies with its Rules and all relevant laws and regulations 
  • Facilitate Council meetings, AGMs, Board elections and other meetings and processes set out in the Rules 
  • Support the Board, including co-ordination of meetings and preparation of agendas and minutes 
  • Appropriate review and update of Business Plan 
  • Manage membership database and register 
  • Risk management – Facilitate an appropriate level of Board input and oversight into decisions 
  • Ensure that risk is appropriately monitored, managed and reported to Board 

Key Relationships / Stakeholders 

ASBEC Board, ASBEC Council members, governments, industry and non-profit organisations 

Employment Conditions 

  • Full time or part-time 
  • Interstate travel and out-of-hours work will be required 

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