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Sustainability Facilitator

Sydney, Australia
Closing date
Aug 8, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Title
Sustainability Facilitator

Job Description

Rabobank is the world's leading specialist in food and agribusiness banking. One of our key strengths lies in our people who have a deep understanding of agriculture and are committed to adding long-term value for clients. Our commitment to our employees and clients is at the heart of everything we do.

At Rabobank, our culture is unique, because every day our people work knowing that we are all playing our part in supporting our farmers to feed the world. Our culture is focused on growing each other. We strive to create an open, balanced, and flexible workplace where people feel that they belong, can be open and honest and are supported.

About the role

The Sustainability Function at Rabobank Australia is responsible for translating, communicating, and embedding sustainability into the Banks broader agenda and supporting the Bank to deliver on a range of commitments and obligations. These commitments and obligations relate specifically to emissions reductions, climate risk, nature, and modern slavery. The sustainability team's role is to support and facilitate farm practice change as part of our commitment as a transition bank.

The Sustainability team has a key role in defining, planning, and executing on sustainability related strategies through policy implementation, education and training, engagement risk-reward frameworks, and transition finance.

This role is to support the sustainability function at Rabobank Australia to actively support the Bank and our client's transition. The role will focus on building capability with front line Account Managers to facilitate farm practice change to low emission production systems, build resilience to future climate shocks, protect and restore nature and leverage opportunities related to natural capital.

This will involve supporting frontline staff to facilitate farm practice change in line with transition requirements. The role supports farm emissions reduction action plans, climate risk mitigation, natural capital baselines and action plans and sustainability practice change in general.

The key responsibilities and accountabilities of this role are to:
  • Supporting frontline staff in engaging with clients to facilitate transition.
  • Assisting in the implementation of training programs for clients.
  • Supporting training initiatives related to sustainability practices for both staff and clients.
  • Fostering subject matter expertise in the regions.
  • Engaging with the business for project rollouts (e.g., emissions data capture, sustainability assessments).
  • Facilitating sustainable practice changes within client operations including developing sustainability plans.
  • Promoting the use of tools and resources for informed decision-making.
  • Helping clients complete farm emissions calculations and to develop strategies to reduce farm emissions.
  • Assisting clients in developing strategies to mitigate climate-related risks.
  • Supporting clients in protecting and restoring natural capital.
  • Supporting the implementation of sustainability assessments frameworks
  • Translating sustainability principles into client business best practice
  • Supporting the development of transition finance solutions

To be successful in the role, you will have:
  • Bachelor's degree or Tertiary qualifications in environmental science, sustainability, social sciences, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Prior experience in sustainability-related roles, preferably within the banking or financial sector related to the food and sectors.
  • Familiarity with sustainable farm practices, climate change mitigation, and natural capital assessment and enhancement
  • Experience working with clients or stakeholders to drive sustainable initiatives.
  • Experience with biodiversity assessment
  • Ability to manage and implement sustainability projects effectively.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to engage with clients, staff, and external partners.
  • Proficiency in analysing sustainability data, emissions calculations, and risk assessments.
  • Skill in facilitating practice changes and promoting sustainable behaviour.

Our Values, Vision, and Mission

Rabobank Australia fully embraces inclusion and belonging and delivers positive experiences for our people and clients. Our great working conditions, broad learning and development programmes and the opportunity to work together for the greater good are reasons why our employees love working here. We are committed to our values; we are client focussed, action oriented, purposeful, and courageous in our work. We are professional and considerate and bring out the best in each other and are committed to keep learning. We have an open culture, where you can be yourself and be valued for who you are.

What we're proud to offer you:

Rabo@Anywhere is our hybrid way of working at Rabobank and for Australia, which means we have a blend of time working between the office and home.

Wellbeing leave . These 2 extra leave days support greater work/life balance and is just another way we are helping our employees to lead happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.

Relocation allowance. If moving for this opportunity relocation allowance and support to assist you get settled into your new home is also on offer.

Education Assistance Program . Rabobank values the development of its people and has a great Education Assistance Program to assist with professional development.

Parental Leave that supports you and your family while giving you the freedom and flexibility to enjoy this special time (Primary carer up-to 14 weeks paid leave)

Bonus and Additional Leave . We realise sometimes 4 weeks Annual Leave isn't enough! At Rabobank we provide an incentive for eligible employees to receive 1 extra week Annual Leave and an option to purchase another 2 weeks Annual Leave.

Extra Insurance . Rabobank recognises that employees need to protect their financial wellbeing, in the event of serious illness, injury, or even death. Rabobank provides eligible permanent employees with employer-funded Death, TPD and Income Protection Insurance.

Rabo Workplace Giving program . As part of Rabobank's global Corporate Social Responsibility, Workplace Giving aims to encourage employees to contribute to our community. Rabo Workplace Giving program matches employee donations to selected Social Partners.

Rabobank is committed to a culture where diversity and inclusion is valued, respected, and encouraged. We welcome applicants from diverse cultures, faith, and sexual orientation.

If you'd like to discuss how we can make our opportunities more accessible to you, please let a member of the Talent Acquisition team know.

Rabobank is not accepting submissions from recruitment agencies for this role.

You must hold valid work rights to be considered for this role.

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