Place Leader (Urban Forest)

$94,917 - $100,896 yearly
  • Victoria Park Town Council
  • Perth WA, Australia
  • 24 Jun, 2022
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Engineering, Architecture, and Construction Strategy and Planning

Job Description

Town of Victoria Park | Perth Metropolitan

Closing date: 13/07/2022

The Town is seeking a highly motivated and suitably experienced Place Leader to join the Place Planning team to lead the Town’s acclaimed Urban Forest Program in a full-time capacity. 

We are committed to significantly increasing canopy coverage across the Town through the Urban Forest Program and need an experienced professional to manage the Town’s transformation.   

Your new role 

The Place Planning (Urban Forest) role forms a crucial part of the Town’s high performing Place Planning. The Place Planning is a team of generalists, each assigned to one of the Town’s neighborhoods, where they are responsible for ensuring the integrated delivery of great place outcomes. 

In addition to the management of your assigned neighbourhood, you will be responsible for implementing the Town’s Urban Forest Program.    

What you’ll need to succeed 

  • A proactive approach to everything you do. 
  • A desire to challenge the status quo. 
  • A passion for cities, the environment and great place outcomes. 
  • A strong commitment to stakeholder engagement, a community-led approach, innovation and diversity. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects. 
  • Previous demonstrated experience in preparing and/or implementing an Urban Forest Strategy (or similar) at a senior level, working in a multi-disciplinary organisation. 
  • Relevant tertiary qualification/s (urban design, project management, landscape architecture, horticulture, environmental science or similar).  

The benefits of working for us 

  • salary range of $94,917 - $100,896 per annum plus superannuation 
  • up to 16.5% Council superannuation contribution  
  • five weeks annual leave  
  • work-life balance including flexible working arrangements, easy access to public transport and our famous Albany Hwy café strip 
  • job share opportunities may be considered  
  • free use of gym and aquatic facilities (conditions apply) 
  • ongoing training and development 
  • exciting change-creating projects! 

Sound like you? 

For further information on this position and how to apply please visit our website – 

All applications must address the bolded selection criteria in the position description. This should be included in your cover letter and accompanied by your CV.  

The Town of Victoria Park is committed to equal employment opportunities and providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who identify as Aboriginal, live with a disability, CaLD or LGBTQI+ are encouraged to apply. 

The Town of Victoria Park complies with all State Government Health directives related to COVID-19 mandatory vaccination of critical workers in WA. Applicants and current employees of the Town must therefore be willing to provide evidence of their vaccination status as requested by the Town in order to continue to comply with all State Government Health directives. 

Closing date: 4 pm Wednesday 13 July 2022

Job Closing Date

13 Jul, 2022