Manager City Strategy

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Work type: Permanent Full time, Temporary Full Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Management, Community

Manager City Strategy

Attractive remuneration package (experience based)

Fixed term contract - maximum 5 Years

Yarra City Council is seeking a dynamic, innovative and collaborative leader to join as Manager, City Strategy in the Planning and Place Making Division. This role will lead a number of units being Strategic Planning, Urban Design and Place Making, Open Space Planning and Design and Economic Development.

A vital part of the Division, this management position will report directly to the Director, Planning and Place Making. The incumbent will pursue branch, division and corporate goals through effective team-work across the organisation, and will develop sound working relationships with a range of internal and external parties.

A significant focus over the next few years will be driving toward outcomes of planning scheme amendments, to better ensure development that reflects both good urban design and is also respectful of heritage requirements. Other key objectives are to provide a focus on urban design, place management, economic development and the design of new open spaces. 

The right candidate for this senior leadership position will:

  • have extensive urban planning experience and a sound understanding of local government and its complexities
  • have proven leadership and management skills to deliver on programs in a timely manner
  • strong political acumen and sound decision making ability
  • advanced conceptual and analytical problem solving skills
  • proven ability to present well in public forums and excellent writing skills
  • have experience managing multiple programs in previous roles, and
  • the ability to influence and achieve outcomes

Yarra City Council represents a diverse community with a great deal of vitality. The organisation reflects that energy and provides an exciting place to work with flexible working arrangements.

Council has a number of new strategies in place and there is a fabulous opportunity to be part of helping the organisation deliver them by joining a strong leadership team.

The position is a senior role and the right person will be outcome focussed and able to provide a significant degree of influence across the organisation through collaborative approaches.

Joining Yarra, you will have access to a range of unique benefits including a hybrid flexible workplace, leadership development and training programs, a focus on wellbeing including a world-class EAP offering, wellbeing initiatives and very generous leave entitlements.

The ability to really make a difference presents itself in this senior role.

If you are ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you!

For further information see the position description or contact Leah Barker, Executive Assistant, Planning and Place Making on 03 9205 5289.

Download File 101000 - Manager City Strategy - Position Description November 2020 (6) (003).pdf

Applications close on Sunday 14 August 2022.

In your application, please address the key selection criteria in your cover letter and the selection panel will assess this together with your CV against the technical skills, abilities, and qualifications of the Position Description.  

*This position is subject to satisfactory Police Check, evidence of Covid-19 double dose vaccination and a Psychometric Test prior to commencement. Pre-employment checks are not used by Yarra City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Yarra City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

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