Director - Community Development

  • City of Melbourne
  • 90-120 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Jan 11, 2021
Full time Executive and Management

Job Description

Reference Number


Employment Type

Senior Officer, Executive


Community and City Services


Council House 1, 200 Little Collins Street

Position Summary

  • Newly created, career defining role
  • Lead change in one of Australia and the world’s most liveable cities
  • Enhance Connectedness and Resilience

We are the City of Melbourne, a place to be bold and inspirational.

We are rapidly transforming to meet the evolving challenges faced by a global city. With a vision of being a leading organisation for a leading capital city, our mission is to create positive impact for our community. Each day, we work with passion and purpose so that together we achieve incredible things.

Together we Make the Difference

How this position will Make the Difference to City of Melbourne…

Now is an extremely exciting time to join the City of Melbourne as they change, evolve and adapt in this new world. Be a part of that change in this newly created career defining role. The Director Community Development and their branch will lead an organisation-wide transformation to apply a community development lens to all City of Melbourne planning, service delivery and activities. The branch will lead a new approach to community development through a neighbourhood or precinct lens that will adopt and enhance best practice from other global cities. It will work to embed a new and ambitious community development agenda at City of Melbourne and build organisational capacity to connect with community needs. This new team will be structured to enable place-based community connection as well as have the expertise and capability to tackle city-wide issues and projects.

To be successful in this role, the City of Melbourne is seeking a contemporary, inspirational and dynamic leader with expertise in the strategic development and implementation of community development programs within large complex, customer-focused organisations. Politically astute, you demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence and have a strong track record in leading transformative change with a unique ability to reach the hearts and minds through cultural change. You are highly regarded for your ability to develop inspiring and high performing teams and for your ability to quickly build trust with and to maintain effective, mutually beneficial, stakeholder relationships.

Don’t miss this opportunity to lead change in one of Australia and the world’s most liveable and dynamic cities.

By joining us, you will become part of a remarkable team who work in a constructive and inclusive culture to shape the future of this city. Together, we champion difference, celebrate achievement and recognise positive impact.

This position is offered under a Senior Officer Contract.

To view the physical requirements of this position, please see below under Position Information.

How to apply…

For a copy of the Position Description or to apply, please visit, quoting reference number JO-2011-102184.

For a confidential conversation, please contact Clare McCartin on 0414 595 941 or Melanie Pecanek on 0408 898 734.

Applications will be accepted up until 11:45pm (AEDT) Sunday 24 January 2021

For those interested in working with us, the City of Melbourne offers a great range of benefits. If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact

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City of Melbourne is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity. Our commitment is for our people to be safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people regardless of their gender identity and expression, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, disability and age. We look for the right values, skills and knowledge to build our capabilities so that we can best deliver for our community.

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Closing Date


Position Information

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Job Closing Date

Jan 24, 2021