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Darebin City Council

Principal Strategic Planner

Darebin City Council

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 15/12/2017

Job Category:

Local Government & Community / Planning & Urban Design

Job description:

Position No: D41042
Salary: $105,947 per annum (+ super)
Permanent, Full-time (9 day fortnight available)

Applications Close: Monday 22 January 2018 at noon
Contact: Joanna Cuscaden on 8470 8461

We are seeking an experienced Principal Strategic Planner to join our high performing strategic planning team.

The successful candidate will be collaborative, able to drive complex projects and exhibit strong leadership skills to assist in mentoring small teams in the undertaking of a diverse range of interesting strategic planning projects.

The work is challenging and rewarding, offering opportunities to make a contribution to reshaping part of Melbourne’s inner north. The successful candidate will complement an enthusiastic and energetic team of planners within a fast paced and driven work environment.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:
• Undertaking strong policy development and implementation in accordance with Council’s Municipal Strategic Statement
• Working closely with internal and external stakeholders to build and maintain strong working relationships relevant to our priority projects
• Providing excellent customer service through responding to general enquiries and contributing to and leading community consultation sessions

The successful applicant will possess:
• Relevant tertiary qualification in an urban planning related field
• Strong leadership skills that guide and assist in the development of staff within the strategic planning team
• Excellent communication skills and demonstrated understanding of economic, social and environmental issues related to urban development

We are offering flexible working arrangements including a 9 day fortnight and support through training and development. If you are a team player who derives satisfaction from achieving projects in a positive team environment with strong management and organisational support, then we would like to hear from you.

Apply online at or forward hard copy applications to: Manager People and Development, Darebin City Council, PO Box 91, PRESTON VIC 3072.

Applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria as detailed in the position description will not be considered. Darebin City Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity, and inclusion. Safety screening processes apply.