Team Leader Parks Planning

  • Full Time
  • Officer
  • $100,592- $121,416 + super + ADO   AUD / Year

Website Cardinia Shire Council

Great People, Meaningful Work, Extraordinary Opportunities

  • Competitive salary, band 7 ($100,592- $121,416 depending on experience) + super + ADO
  • Shape the future of our community’s open spaces
  • Excellent work-life balance, and a range of employee benefits
  • Hybrid work model, Officer location

Together, Different Future  

As one of the fastest growing municipalities in Victoria, Cardinia Shire Council is a dynamic, progressive, and inclusive local council. Our success lies in working together, doing things differently and preparing for the future.

We’re looking for people who dream big and want to be part of creating meaningful change in our community.

About the opportunity 

Join our Active, Connected and Future Communities business unit as a Team Leader Parks Planning, where you will drive the development and management of open spaces to enhance community health and wellbeing. This role offers the chance to shape vibrant, accessible, and sustainable parks for current and future residents.

You will make an impact by 

  • Leading, coaching, and mentoring the Parks Planning team.
  • Leading the development and implementation of open space policies, strategies, and master plans.
  • Providing expert advice on open space requirements in Precinct Structure Plans and Township Strategies.
  • Advocating for improved open space outcomes, including Identifying and securing funding opportunities for open space projects through grants and subsidies.
  • Managing community engagement processes to ensure the needs and desires of community members and stakeholders are understood.
  • Overseeing the planning and delivery of capital works projects related to open spaces.
  • Collaborating with various stakeholders to maximize the use and enjoyment of community parks and facilities.
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and recommendations for Council consideration.

What you will bring 

  • A tertiary qualification in park management, urban design, landscape architecture, urban planning, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in reserve planning, landscape development, and project management, preferably in a local government setting.
  • Strong leadership skills with a proven ability to develop and mentor staff.
    Advanced skills in community engagement and stakeholder management.
    Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to prepare and present reports.
  • Proficiency in budget management and financial procedures.

Apply today to become an integral part of our team, driving the planning and development of exceptional parks and open spaces for our community.

Why work with us  

  • Activity based and hybrid work model.
  • Opportunities to work on innovative and impactful initiatives that make a real difference to the community.
  • Professional development opportunities, including training and education programs, and leadership development initiatives.
  • A commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, with initiatives to reduce the Council’s carbon footprint and promote sustainable practices in the community.
  • A focus on work-life balance, with programs and initiatives designed to support employees’ physical and mental well-being.
  • Discover these benefits and how we support and value our employees throughout their career journey.

To apply  

  • Please complete the online application form, including your resume and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability to the role.
  • Applications close, 12th June 2024
  • For further information regarding the role please contact Belinda Powell, Coordinator Parks and Social Infrastructure Planning on 5943 4238 or refer to the position description.

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