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Chief of Staff, Climate

Date:  13-Oct-2021

Sydney, NSW, AU Melbourne, VIC, AU Adelaide - Waymouth, SA, AU Brisbane, QLD, AU

Department:  Internal Client Services

Job Requisition ID: 20011 


Flexible working location. We are open to hearing from candidates in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.


What will your typical day look like?
The Climate Chief of Staff role is a senior leadership position that provides critical operational and strategic support to the National Leader for Climate, who is a member of the Firm’s National Executive. The position reports to the Climate National Leader with a strong dotted line to the Clients, Industries & Markets Enablement Pillar leader.


This role is a rare opportunity to work alongside one of the Firm’s Executive leaders as well as the Climate leadership team on an enterprise wide basis to help shape and drive the execution of the Firm’s overall Climate and Sustainability strategy. The project portfolio will be varied, you will work closely with some of Deloitte’s most senior leaders. You will also have the opportunity to work with other functions such as Responsible Business, Strategy & Transformation Office and the Activation Pillars of our Marketing, Communications and Business Development function.  


About the team:
CI&M acts as the custodians of the firm’s go-to-market strategy and ensure that the firm’s focus and investments are aligned to the CI&M strategic priorities to ensure we win and deliver impactful work for our most important clients.  CI&M is led by the Managing Partner, CI&M and a wider group of senior partners– together they form the CI&M Executive.


Enough about us, let’s talk about you. 
You are someone with:

  • Passion about Climate and Sustainability, ideally with subject matter expertise 
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to execute against the strategy and demonstrate results 
  • Excellent program management skills and strong financial acumen
  • Experience in a Professional Services environment and how to navigate through the complexity to deliver outcomes 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to clearly articulate ideas and present concepts convincingly to a range of audiences
  • Commercial awareness and the ability to deliver outcomes while remaining within a financial framework/metrics 
  • Strong decision-making ability and capacity to exercise sound judgement and diplomacy
  • The ability to thrive in a fast paced, highly focused professional services environment


Why Deloitte? 
At Deloitte, we create positively differentiated work experiences that enable our people to feel valued and achieve their full potential. Deloitte Australia opens the door to a career that can cross borders virtually and physically across Asia Pacific to gain experience and access projects beyond Australia’s borders. We value difference, and embrace people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, gender identities, abilities and thinking styles. Knowing that people work best in a variety of ways, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements if the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated. 


We’re committed to continually building a safe and respectful workplace, where all our people feel appreciated and accepted. Through the creation of endorsed employee-led diversity networks which promote cultural, disability, LGBTI+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and gender equality, we’re leading the way to shape an environment where everybody can thrive. 


We are proud to have been recognised for our efforts in inspiring change and accelerating progress – check out our careers site for recent recognition in this space.


Next Steps 
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By applying to this job, you will be assessed against the Deloitte Global Talent Standards. We’ve designed these standards to provide our clients with a consistent and exceptional Deloitte employee experience globally.


At Deloitte, we know we’re at our best when we look out for one another; prioritise respect, fairness, development and wellbeing; foster an inclusive culture and embrace diversity in all forms. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their background, experience, identity, ability or thinking style, and if you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process for accessibility reasons this is available upon request. 


The preferred candidate will be subject to background screening by Deloitte or by their external third-party provider.