Resource Recovery Australia - Operations Manager


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Community Resources is the parent organisation for Resource Recovery Australia. Resource Recovery Australia (RRA) is a national social enterprise that has been providing re-use, repair and recycling services for the past 25 years.

We operate re-use shops, transfer stations, community recycling centres, upcycling studios, landfills and a problem waste mobile community recycling service in partnership with local councils, industry and community.

About the role

You'll be leading operations from a waste management and leadership perspective for a number of recycling centres, re-use shops, weighbridges and transfer stations. With a focus on bringing out the best in your team, your aim is to help people learn more about your great waste management practices, how to lead with safety, a customer focus, and making sure that we meet our contractual obligations.

Another key aspect of your role is to be a key contact for customers and other members of our close-knit community and apply tonnes of your initative to make sure that our sites are the best they can be.

If you have a passion in recycling, leading and mentoring teams to share your expertise, have a strong interest in social enterprise and community development, and enjoy seeing the Great Lakes community thrive, we'd love to receive your application.


Benefits and perks

Being part of a social enterprise, you can make use of a fringe benefits exemption, which allows you to reduce your taxable income.

You'll get a competitive salary and an ability to work in the mid-north coast of NSW, which allows you to enjoy beaches and parks at your doorstep.

Resource Recovery Australia is a part of a broader family of social enterprises operating as part of our parent organisation – Community Resources. Find out more about our amazing work by visiting


  • Minimum of 5 years providing full operational direction and leadership of waste management and recycling activities

  • Continued success in managing recycling stations, landfill sites, weighbridges and re-use shops

  • Working in environments which have improved environmental and social outcomes

  • Actively participate and organise community development activities

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Mentorship and coaching of other colleagues to openly share knowledge and expertise in waste management

  • Role-model leadership to respectfully conduct operations and direct to fully utilise employees

  • Assurance of adhering to contractual obligations, with a proactive approach to resolution, improvement and consultation

  • Commitment to maximising reuse and an active crusader for environmental outcomes

  • Key communicator at all business levels, as well as external stakeholders

  • Working knowledge and application of WHS legislation

  • Financially savvy and able to maintain assets, adequate resourcing, and understanding of retail outlets to build a positive return for the site and provide further job opportunities

  • Effectively partners with others to hold and build levels of cultural awareness is aligned to the values of our organisation and undertakes safe practices which focus on employee wellbeing

More info and to apply

For more information on the role, please contact Matt Curtis on 0407 898 246 or

When applying, we'd love to see your CV and a brief cover letter to tell us about why you want to join our team.

We encourage talented, resilient and motivated applicants from different backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people re-entering the workforce.