The Opportunity

Director Climate Adaptation and Opportunity

Job Title: Director Climate Adaptation and Opportunity
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Industry: Public Sector
Reference: BH-29723
Job Published 20th June 2022
  • Office of Energy and Climate Change
  • Accelerate NSW’s transformation to a sustainable future
  • Exciting new role with a focus on the land sector

The Office of Energy and Climate Change (OECC) within the Treasury Cluster focusses on some of the most significant issues facing our state, energy reliability, climate change and emissions reduction. The policies, strategies and programs led by OECC are a key pillar of NSW economic policy which will bring enduring benefits to our economy, the environment and the people of NSW. Our mission is to accelerate NSW’s transformation to a sustainable future.

Climate Change and Sustainability Division is working to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, building resilience to climate change, creating new jobs and cutting household costs, attracting investment and transitioning to a circular economy. The Division is about facilitating change for the better: reduced carbon emissions, driving the uptake of clean energy technologies, more sustainable organisations, mitigating and increasing resilience to climate change and providing excellence in evidence-based policy advice and development.

The Director Climate Adaptation and Opportunity leads the development and implementation of operational strategies for NSW communities, government and industry to manage climate risk, and adapt to climate change, including programs in the land sector to reduce emissions and deliver new economic opportunities.

We are seeking an executive with extensive experience leading all aspects of program development and implementation across a complex portfolio of work. You will have demonstrated the ability to represent the Department in high profile forums, and build respectful, trusted and collaborative relationships across government, industry and communities. Experience in the land sector including agriculture and forestry would be valuable but is not essential.

This is a rare career opportunity to join a team leading the way on climate change and seizing the opportunities from the transformation to a new low-cost, clean energy economy.

Please click here to download a copy of the Candidate Information Pack. For enquiries, please contact Derwent at

To apply:

Your application requires a resume and covering letter addressing your interest and suitability (for each role you may wish to apply for).

Applications close: Sunday 10th July 2022