Senior Statutory Planner (11881)

$107,684 - $119,908 yearly
  • Boroondara City Council
  • Boroondara, VIC, Australia
  • 06 May, 2022
Part time Strategy and Planning

Job Description

  • Work on diverse planning applications in a collaborative team environment
  • Part time (0.5 EFT) fixed-term to December 2023
  • $107,684 – 119,908 pro rata, per annum (plus Super)

Bring a fresh perspective to our organisation, allowing you the opportunity to influence, challenge, lead and explore areas within your statutory planning portfolio while collaborating with teams outside of your specialised area.

A little bit about the role
A fantastic opportunity has come about for a part-time Senior Planner to join the Strategic and Statutory Planning Department.  Reporting to the Coordinator Statutory Planning, you will support the delivery of high-quality land uses and developments in an organisation that is progressive with a customer first focus. You will bring a strong advocacy and engagement approach to achieve a truly liveable community.

In this role you will provide advice about development and land use proposals, as well as providing information to assist the community in its understanding of these proposals. This includes negotiating land use and development that responds to policy context, is site responsive, sustainable and upholds the amenity expectations of residents. When required, you will represent council’s position on planning at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

This is an important role which will contribute to our overall effectiveness through process improvement and digital transformation. 

A little bit about you
You will have minimum 5 years’ experience as a Planning Officer dealing in land use and development concepts in a local government of similar environment. You will have strong knowledge of the Planning Environment Act, Subdivisions Act and Planning Schemes related to Land use and development. 

A good problem solver with an analytical mind, you will also be an excellent communicator who is able to work with a range of stakeholders to deliver on Councils’ priorities. You will have relevant qualifications in Town Planning or equivalent which meet the requirements for membership of the Planning Institute of Australia.  

The role requires a current Victorian driver’s licence.

Want to know more?
We have a few ways you can connect further and gain a better insight into this opportunity:

  • Position description
  • Boroondara Community Plan 2021-2031
  • Boroondara Customer First Program

What sets us apart?

  • You will have a voice and we will listen - we value feedback and take action.
  • You will be supported, stretched and given opportunities to grow and encouraged to empower your teams to realise their potential.
  • Our department is evolving and this is an exciting time to join us in re-shaping our function and playing a significant part in an exceptionally large Council wide transformation where the possibilities are endless.

Employment requirements 

  • Applicants must have the right to work in Australia.
  • Preferred applicants will be required to undergo a National Police Record Check
  • All local government employees must be fully vaccinated to perform work outside of their place of residence. Appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to provision of evidence of vaccination status or medical exemption prior to commencement.

How to apply
Please submit your application online via the ‘Apply’ button by Thursday 19 May 2022, 11:59pm. All applications must be made via the online portal; no applications direct to the hiring manager or from recruitment agencies will be considered.

For a confidential discussion about this position please contact Stephanie Ng, Coordinator Statutory Planning (during business hours) ph 03 9278 4330.

Job Closing Date

19 May, 2022