Boroondara is changing
We are in the midst of implementing a major business transformation. This change is crucial to delivering on our commitment to become a truly customer centric organisation. Through technology, innovation, collaboration and leadership, we are realigning how we work together to enhance the customer experience.
You will bring a fresh perspective to our business transformation, allowing you the opportunity to influence, challenge, lead and explore areas within your portfolio while collaborating with teams outside of your specialised area.
About the role
Reporting to the Manager of Strategic and Statutory Planning, as an experienced planner this is your opportunity to join the Boroondara leadership team and contribute to the future direction of planning and development in our city. You will be the key role managing Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) appeals and hearings, and the presentation of appeal submissions on behalf of Council.
You will play an important role in the professional development and mentoring of planning staff to improve the level of skills within the Department in assessing planning applications and representing Council at VCAT. The Team Leader Arborist, administering Counil's Tree Protection Local Law reports to the position.
You will drive a strong customer and improvement focus analysing internal processes and implementing improvements to create efficiencies and build customer focus.
The position requires a strong multi-disciplinary approach to projects within the department and across the organisation, and contributes to the achievement of council objectives at a corporate, group and departmental level.
You know the ins and outs of Statutory Planning and have strong experience representing at VCAT. You are an effective leader. You will work with your team to achieve big things - you are accountable, provide opportunities for development and work with other coordinators to deliver great service to the community and nurture engaged teams.
Skills and Experience
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How to Apply
Please submit your application online via the ‘Apply’ button by 11:59pm Friday 17 September 2021. All applications must be made via the online portal. No applications direct to the hiring manager will be considered. No calls or applications from agencies please.
If you want to know more about the benefits of working for the City of Boroondara, please visit our careers website boroondara.vic.gov.au/careers.
Council recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce for its employees and customers. To ensure equity of access to employment opportunities, Council encourages applications from underrepresented groups including people who are from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people from different ages, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientation and cultural backgrounds. If you require any additional support or adjustments regarding interview arrangements, please advise the contact listed above in advance. Council is a child safe organisation and as such, some applicants may be required to hold a Working with Children Clearance.
We are currently undertaking an exciting project that will see a transformation in the way we work and the way we serve our customers. Implementation of the Boroondara Customer First Program will provide a customer centric model of service delivery that includes technological innovation, process improvement and business system renewal - we value your input and look forward to our journey ahead.