Sustainability and Environmental Officer

Australian Vintage Limited
6 September 2022
557a Silver City Highway, Australia
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  • Competitive benefits, including 26 weeks of paid primary carer parental leave
  • Values driven culture and flexible work environment
  • The Drinks Association 2021 award recipient for Most Improved Gender Equity

About AVL:

Australian Vintage Limited (AVL) is an ASX listed company and owner of the multi-award winning McGuigan, Tempus Two, Nepenthe and Barossa Valley Wine Company brands.

At AVL we believe in making the world a smaller place through sharing good times.

We are proud to be committed to an ESG strategy that encompasses environmental impact and climate action, alongside social impact initiatives to support communities and good corporate governance.

We have set an ambitious climate target – informed by current climate science – to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040 across the entire value chain. Our Buronga Hill winery and Merbein packaging facility are 100% powered by wind and solar.

About the role:

This is a newly created position to support our growing Sustainability team at AVL. The role will provide high-level support on environmental management, compliance and planning and assessment requirements to assure compliance with organisation environmental and sustainability frameworks.

We welcome applications from candidates with qualifications and previous experience in environmental science. However, we also understand that many people have a personal passion for the sector and are looking to a career change in Sustainability. If this sounds like you, and you have exceptional communication and project management skills, we would love to hear from you!

Reporting to the Head of Sustainability your primary duties will include:

  • Collate corporate information and data to allow for accurate reporting and assessments.
  • Prepare monthly / annual reports on winery environmental compliance.
  • Prepare and collate data for reporting and compliance monitoring associated with industry certifications and commitments (including APCO, Sustainable Winegrowing Australia, GHG Protocol)
  • Working closely with Operations Director and Head of Sustainability to drive internal communication around company Sustainability initiatives.
  • Support the preparation of annual sustainability (ESG) reporting
  • Support on additional projects and accreditation applications.
  • Work Health and Safety – To conform to and take responsibility for all reasonable Work Health and Safety related issues within the work force that apply to you.

We are looking for:

  • Excellent Communication Skills: This role requires a high degree of stakeholder management and working cross functionally between numerous departments.
  • Qualifications: Our ideal candidate has tertiary qualifications in Environmental Science or equivalent. Although this is not a necessity.
  • Excel nous: This person will spend time collating and imputing data from numerous business units. Knowledge of Excel is essential.
  • Project management skills; As our business progresses on our sustainability journey we are looking for someone who can steer change and delivery new policies and practices, across multiple regions and sites.
  • Passion for sustainability: We are looking for someone who’s enthusiasm for sustainability and the environmental sector matches our big ambitions in this space.

AVL Benefits:

  • Primary carer parental leave offering 26 weeks paid leave
  • Secondary carer parental leave offering 4 weeks paid leave
  • Mental health and wellbeing training and support
  • Annual wine allowance
  • Options to purchase additional annual leave
  • Sabbaticals and career breaks
  • Continuation of pension while on paid and unpaid parental leave

To apply please visit our careers website -

Check out more about our Net Zero goals here;


Applications close: Friday September 16th 2022


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