Reference number 30315
Position title Manager Parks And Recreational Services
Employment status Full Time
Directorate Lifestyle and Community
Location Karp Court
Award - Classification Executive Contract - Manager Level 3 Paypoint 1
Hours per week 36.25
About the Parks and Recreational Services Branch
The Gold Coast has an outstanding reputation for the enviable lifestyle it offers residents and visitors, fundamental to that is the quality of the parks and open space across the City.
Located within the front-line community facing Lifestyle and Community Directorate, the branch is responsible for the use and provision of open space and community land in the city. Some of the signature projects include Broadwater Parklands, Coplick Family and Coomera Sports Parks, Palm Beach Parklands, Gainsborough Green Parks, and Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens.
About the Position
Starting mid June 2021 this position has a diverse range of responsibilities to ensure the parks and natural area estate continues to make valuable contributions to the City’s lifestyle, its environment and the economy.
Managing over $1.4 billion in park and recreational assets, the role has responsibility for optimising the use of over 600 leased community facilities, promoting grass roots sport, increasing physical activity, planning and delivering a diverse range of capital works, as well as leading branch business planning and other improvement initiatives.
The position is responsible for the development and delivery of a wide range of projects from $100 million park development to replacing a seat in a park.
The position has significant responsibilities for the sustainability of the City’s much-loved natural areas, facilitating sustainable, nature-based recreation opportunities for the community. The role manages over 13,000ha of natural areas, including 3,000ha under active restoration. The position is also responsible for the management and mitigation of significant environmental risk factors including bushfire, landslip and rockfall hazards.
Key deliverables of the position:
You will have a passion for providing quality service to the Gold Coast community, be a visionary, foster innovation and new approaches to service delivery, identify strategic opportunities to advocate to other levels of government to benefit the city, and play a key role in the development of many major urban landscape project within the city.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you will be required to Sign Up to eRecruit and create a profile. Please select “Apply Now” and follow the on-screen prompts to complete and submit your application. For more details, please call the Contact Person listed on the advertisement. For queries or issues regarding the eRecruit system, please phone 1300 465 326 during Business Hours.
As part of our selection process, you may be required to undertake a one way video interview via SEEK SparkHire, and a face to face interview; you may will also be required to undertake police checks, employment history checks, qualification checks and drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Australian Standards and Council's procedures.
Please note applications for this position will close at 10.30 pm on the listed closing date.
The City of Gold Coast is the local government area spanning the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and surrounding areas. With a population of 606,774 it is the second most populous local government area in Australia. Its council maintains a staff of over 2,500.