Senior Heritage Planner

$98,730 - $110,484 yearly
  • Port Phillip City Council
  • St Kilda VIC, Australia
  • 24 Jun, 2022
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Strategy and Planning

Job Description

  • Salary Range Band 7 $98,730 to $110,484 plus 10.5% Super 

  • Full time, 2-year temporary position

  • Located at St Kilda Town Hall, with flexible working arrangements possible.

About the Organisation 

The City of Port Phillip is an inner-city council with around 1000 employees who deliver more than 100 programs and services to our residents, businesses and visitors. These range from childcare and immunisations, to libraries, management of parks and open space, rubbish collection, road maintenance and more. City of Port Phillip has zero tolerance for child abuse and is a committed Child Safe organisation.

About the Role

Are you passionate about heritage?

This position is a unique opportunity to play a pivotal role in conserving the rich heritage of our City. Reporting to the Head of City Policy and working closely with Council’s Heritage Advisor and Strategic Planning teams. You will be responsible for conserving important heritage places in our City through assisting with the on-going implementation of Council’s Heritage Program. This will include co-ordinating heritage reviews and implementing heritage initiatives into the planning scheme and facilitating heritage outcomes on a range of projects including structure plans and planning permit applications. This will deliver on Council’s commitment to manage growth and keep our City a highly liveable, vibrant and sustainable place.


  • Oversee the preparation of Heritage reviews

  • Undertake heritage related planning scheme amendments

  • Assist Council’s Heritage Advisor in the provision of high-quality heritage advice

  • Prepare heritage related policy and planning scheme provisions 

  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders, including community and external heritage consultants, to deliver heritage outcomes

Skills and Experience 

  • A tertiary qualification in urban planning or a closely related field 

  • Sound experience in strategic and urban planning, with a focus on heritage, preferably in a local government environment

  • Experience in preparing and managing planning scheme amendments


People enjoy working at the City of Port Phillip because we are a welcoming, healthy and inclusive workplace. We offer a vibrant and diverse work environment where our employees can develop both professionally and personally whilst planning and delivering a range of important services and programs to the community. 


  • We offer a workplace which accommodates your working style and needs. 

  • Be supported and empowered by a leadership team that is community focused, with a strong desire for change and a culture that encourages teamwork and innovation.

  • Training and development opportunities, study assistance, flexible working conditions, paid parental leave, an active social club, a health and wellbeing program, and a well- regarded Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Security Requirements and Professional Obligations      

Pre-employment screening will apply to all appointments.  

Prior to a formal letter of offer, preferred applicants will be asked to provide:

  • Evidence of mandatory qualifications/registrations/licences

  • Sufficient proof of their right to work in Australia                                               

  • Sufficient proof of their identity. 

  • Evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination in line with VIC Gov Advice.

  • Complete a National Police Check completed via City of Port Phillip’s Provider.

  • Evidence of a Working with Children Check (employee type with City of Port Phillip registered as the organisation).  

How to Apply


All applicants must provide a Cover Letter in response to the key selection criteria located on the last page of the position description. The Cover Letter should be no longer than 2 pages and include each heading in the Key Selection Criteria.

Note: Only applications submitted via the online Recruitment Portal will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be provided feedback.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Kelly White, Head of City Policy via phone 03 9209 6237 or email 

Applications close 11.59pm Tuesday 12th of July 2022

The City of Port Phillip is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and accessible environment where diversity is valued. We actively welcome and encourage candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, First Nation and Torres Strait Islander candidates, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and candidates with a disability.

If you have accessibility requirements or require an adjustment to participate in our recruitment and selection process, please contact David Crichton (HR Business Partner- Recruitment) on 0466 859 533 or email:

Job Closing Date

12 Jul, 2022