Senior Strategic Planner

$97,646 yearly
  • Whittlesea City Council
  • Melbourne Metropolitan Area, VIC, Australia
  • 07 Apr, 2021
Full time Strategy and Planning

Job Description

Applications Close: 18/04/2021  11:45 PM
Position No: 2574
Division: Strategic Planning & Economic Development
Location: Melbourne Metropolitan
Work Type: Permanent - Full Time

Permanent Full time
Band 7
Salary $97,645.60 + Super + RDO
Based in South Morang
Flexible Working Opportunities Considered

About Us
The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia and as a local government organisation we play a pivotal role in the everyday lives our community. Our vision is to make Whittlesea 2040: A Place For All by ensuring our residents can enjoy access to local services, facilities and infrastructure.

The City of Whittlesea comprises established suburbs and industrial precincts, newly developing suburbs and employment areas and a large rural, designated Green Wedge area which accounts for over 60% of the municipality.

Our staff are passionate, skilled and diverse, providing a great environment to work in and succeed.

The Role
Join our skilled and experienced team and make a difference in our community!

As an experienced Senior Strategic Planner within the Policy & Strategy Team, you will take a leading role in shaping the future of the City of Whittlesea.  Your role will lead the development of new planning policies, strategies and planning scheme amendments of strategic importance to Council, as well as responding to State Government initiatives.

The role offers an exciting and diverse range of projects across a broad spectrum of planning contexts including established areas, developing areas and green wedges. It represents a great opportunity for a well-rounded, experienced strategic planning specialist to expand their skill set and make their mark.

About you
You are a versatile and experienced strategic planner, and ideally will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Urban Planning or a related discipline with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in strategic land use planning and policy development
  • Proven successful track record of undertaking and managing multi-disciplinary planning projects from inception to implementation, including managing and developing strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience working within Local Government processes and an ability to develop planning policy and integrate Planning Scheme implementation requirements with Council-wide strategy, planning and policy development initiatives
  • Highly developed report writing, policy development, analysis and the capacity to present and explain complex planning policy and concepts to a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Effective interpersonal skills which incorporate a positive demeanour, a ‘can do” attitude, quality customer focus and contribute to team objectives and values

Importantly, you thrive working in a collaborative team and engaging with varied stakeholders across the organisation.

If this sounds like you, then you should definitely apply!

Want to know more?
The full Position Description is available on the careers at Council page at If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Denise Turner, Team Leader Policy & Strategy on 9217 2075.

To apply for this position, you must address the Core Capabilities, Qualification and Experience outlined in the Position Description.

**Applications close 11.45pm on 18 April 2021.

Please note all applicants must apply online and no late applications will be accepted.

Job Closing Date

18 Apr, 2021