Senior Strategic Planner

$91,679 - $105,958 yearly
  • Cockburn City Council
  • 9 Coleville Cres, Spearwood WA 6163, Australia
  • Dec 18, 2020
Contractor/Temp Strategy and Planning

Job Description

The City of Cockburn is dynamic and rapidly growing. It provides its employees with generous employment conditions and highly desirable lifestyle benefits including:

  • 9 Day fortnight
  • Use of Council vehicle in accordance with the City’s policy
  • Generous superannuation (up to 14.5%)Flexible working arrangements
  • Great study assistance (50% contribution)
  • Generous professional development opportunities
  • Cockburn ARC membership
  • Corporate health fund discounts
  • Wellness programs
  • Free parking

The City

Cockburn is one of the major coastal cities found in the state of Western Australia. With a rapidly growing population of more than 120,000 and a focus on digital progressiveness, the City of Cockburn is an exciting place to work.

Situated just 22km south of the Perth CBD it boasts an amazing coastline, beautiful beaches and parks, supported by a rich mix of commercial and industrial centres, community facilities and diverse employment opportunities.

The Position

Our Strategic Planning team are looking for an enthusiastic Strategic Planner to join them in this permanent full time role. To be successful in this role you will have previous senior level strategic planning experience in a growth council and be keen to undertake a broad range of planning work.

You will also be organised and brimming with initiative!

The successful applicant will need as a minimum:

  • Extensive knowledge of the planning system, processes, principles, policies, practices and relevant legislation
  • Well-developed report writing and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to draft and formulate strategy documents about highly complex planning matters and an ability to simplify information and produce something that a layperson can understand
  • Demonstrated experience in Local Government planning or an equivalent in the public or private sectors, including demonstrated experience in dealing with scheme amendments, structure plans, major projects, strategic planning policy development or relevant project management skills.
  • Highly developed time management skills and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to solve complex problems and provide innovative solutions.

Salary: $91,679 - $105,958 per annum depending on skills and experience

Further information: If you have any further questions about the role, the team or the organisation, then please contact Carol Catherwood, Manager Strategic Planning, 9411 3598 or email

To Apply:

  • Please visit our website and complete the online application.
  • You will be required to attach a detailed and current resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant skills and experience in relation to this position.
  • Please see the attached Position Description for the complete list of essential criteria and to determine if you are the right fit for this role.

Closing Date: 5.00pm, Friday 15 January 2021

The City of Cockburn reserves the right to commence recruitment prior to this date.

The City of Cockburn is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applicants are required to demonstrate a commitment to the City of Cockburn values of Safety, Customer Service, Excellence, Accountability and Sustainability.

- Information package - Senior Strategic Planner.pdf
- Position Description - Strategic Planning - Senior Strategic Planner.pdf

Job Closing Date

Jan 15, 2021