Senior Planning and Projects Officer

$101,286 yearly
  • Whittlesea City Council
  • Whittlesea Council Offices, Ferres Boulevard, South Morang VIC, Australia
  • 23 Jun, 2022
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Strategy and Planning

Job Description

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

The Senior Planning and Projects Officer joins the Children & Families leadership team in leading the strategic vision of the department. This role identifies and leads major strategic and operational planning and projects and has a particular focus on program and project measurement, evaluation and shared learning.

This position provides mentoring across the department to strengthen the planning and project design to embed evaluation and learning.

This role focuses on internal and external projects and works across a variety of units and interests.

About you

We are looking for an experienced professional who passionately champions change, with a focus on continuous improvement, measurement, evaluation, and learning.

You will have demonstrated experience and a proven track record in:

  • Leading projects including the development of plans, executive reports, response papers, and presentations.
  • Experience in community consultation and engagement
  • Using various data sources to inform, measure and evaluate programs and actions.
  • Experience in leading service reviews and enhancements in collaboration and partnership with diverse stakeholders.
  • Developing strong collaborative partnerships, relationships and buy-in across diverse organisations and communities.

If this sounds like you, then you should definitely apply!

Want to know more?

For more information about this position please access a copy of the position description via the link below or If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Amelia Ryan on 0448 890 262. 

To apply for this position, you must address the Core Capabilities outlined in the Position Description in your cover letter. Please note, that applications that do not address the core capabilities may not be considered.

Applications will close at 11:45 PM on Sunday, 3 July 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 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 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

03 Jul, 2022