Unit Manager Community Precincts

$113,233 yearly
  • Whittlesea City Council
  • Whittlesea VIC, Australia
  • 10 May, 2022
Full time Executive and Management Facilities, Real Estate, and Property Strategy and Planning

Job Description

Applications Close: 20/05/2022  11:45 PM
Position No: 2973
Division: Strategic Projects
Location: Northern Suburbs
Work Type: Permanent - Full Time

Permanent, Full time
Band 8
Salary $113,233 + Super + RDO + Flexible Working

About Us

The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia and as a local government organisation, we play a pivotal role in the everyday lives of our community. Our vision is to make Whittlesea 2040: A Place For All by ensuring our residents can enjoy access to local services, facilities and infrastructure.

Our staff are passionate, skilled and diverse, providing a great environment to work in and succeed.

The Role

Plan and shape community assets at the heart of vibrant, thriving places.

The Unit Manager Community Precincts will lead a team of social/community planners and leisure planners. The team supports services with strategic planning and plans for community facilities, sports and leisure infrastructure. The team works collaboratively across Council and external partners to ensure the integration of community infrastructure within neighbourhoods and to maximise community benefit from Council’s investment.

A key priority for the team will be the delivery of the Council’s Long Term Community Infrastructure Plan.

About you

You are passionate about how community infrastructure can contribute to creating vibrant, strong communities and have an understanding of how people engage with community precincts. You will bring and test new thinking about how Council’s investment in neighbourhoods can be used most effectively to deliver community benefit.  

You are experienced in community planning and ideally will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Tertiary qualifications in community development, strategic and/or social planning or relevant discipline, combined with substantial relevant experience.
  • Highly developed strategic and critical thinking ability, capable of applying creativity and innovation to identify options and generate solutions to complex issues.
  • Both a team player and a leader; able to work in and inspire multi-disciplinary teams and build strong internal and external networks.
  • Proven ability to prepare concise and clearly written reports and explain complex matters to a diverse range of audiences.
  • Proven ability to develop, motivate and inspire staff and support cultural change.

Want to know more?

The full Position Description is available on the careers at Council page at https://whittlesea.bigredsky.com/ If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Agata Chmielewski Manager Strategic Projects on Phone 0412 877 393 or Agata. Chmielewski@whittlesea.vic.gov.au.

To apply for this position, you must address the following in your cover letter:

  1. How your skills and experience qualify you for the role.
  2. Describe a community or leisure planning projects you have delivered, including a (brief) overview of the methodology.
  3. Describe a situation that demonstrated your leadership ability.

**Applications close at 11.45 pm on Friday, 20 May 2022

*** Interviews will take place as suitable candidates are identified.

Please note all applicants must apply online, and no late applications will be accepted.

* We are happy to take applications from international candidates if you have a valid working visa to work in Australia.

At the City of Whittlesea, we value diversity and appreciate everyone’s strengths. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our municipality. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ. The City of Whittlesea is also a Child Safe employer.

In line with the directions issued by Victoria's Chief Health Officer, all roles at the Council require staff to be mandatorily vaccinated to perform duties and/or deliver services to the community. Therefore, if you are successful in the selection process, you will be required to provide evidence of an approved Covid-19 vaccination or authorised medical exemption. 

Council is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that encourages employees to participate, without discrimination, in both work-related and other activities conducted within a work context, with the support of workplace adjustments. Where possible, the Council will identify and resolve potential barriers to the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities within the organisation.

If you require a workplace adjustment to support you during the interview process, please email human.resources@whittlesea.vic.gov.au with your request outlining your preferred method of contact. Workplace adjustment (also known as “reasonable adjustment”) is defined as: “Whatever is considered necessary and achievable to enable an employee to perform their job role efficiently and to the best of their abilities”. A Workplace adjustment can be requested at any stage in the recruitment process and/or as a part of the employment of an individual.

Job Closing Date

20 May, 2022