Job Details

Unit Manager Leisure, Libraries & Recreation

City of Whittlesea

14 January 2022
30 January 2022
Salary $113,233.10 + Super
Anthony Traill

Permanent, Full time
Band 8
Salary $113,233.10 + Super + RDO + Flexible Working

About Us

With a population of 235,000, Whittlesea is one of Victoria’s largest Local Government Areas and with a growth rate of 2.5%, it is also one of Australia’s fastest growing.  Not only does Whittlesea provide scale, it is home to an incredibly diverse population with 35% of residents across its established and growth communities born overseas.  With a strong financial position, this thriving City is well set up for future prosperity and to facilitate the creation of appealing neighbourhoods and precincts that attract discerning residents and businesses.

The Role

  • Lead a diverse portfolio to create community connection and wellbeing
  • Lead significant service contracts for Leisure facilities, Libraries and a Golf course.
  • Lead Whittlesea Sport and Recreation operations and programs.

This leadership role, reporting to the Manager Active and Creative Communities, is responsible for creating stronger, healthier and more connected communities. The Unit Manager of Leisure, Libraries leads a diverse portfolio of teams to deliver place-based programs and infrastructure. Highly collaborative with staff, peers and partners, the position will deliver our Community Plan’s initiatives and ensure the best possible service to the community. As the Unit Manager of Leisure, Libraries and Recreation you will lead your team through change, significant new project delivery whilst also providing leadership at a departmental, divisional and organisational level.

About you

You will have demonstrated experience and proven track record in

  • Creating and developing high-performing teams to deliver on objectives, in a complex operating environment.
  • Successfully delivering quality programs and services, and leading change initiatives.
  • Developing strong partnerships, relationships and buy-in across a diverse organisation and community.
  • Working collaboratively with leadership, stakeholders, staff, community and the leisure, library and recreation sector.

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 Anthony Traill, Manager Active and Creative Communities on 0401 305 837.

To apply for this position, you must address the Core and Leadership Capabilities outlined in the Position Description in your cover letter. Please note, applications that do not address the Core and Leadership Capabilities may not be considered.

**Applications close at 11.45 pm on Sunday 30 January 2022

***Applications and interviews will take place as suitable candidates are identified.

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

* You must have the right to live and work in Australia to be eligible for this vacancy.

At the City of Whittlesea, we value diversity and appreciate everyone’s strengths. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our municipality. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ. The City of Whittlesea is also a Child Safe employer.

In line with the directions issued by Victoria's Chief Health Officer, all roles at the Council require staff to be mandatorily vaccinated to perform duties and/or deliver services to the community. Therefore, if you are successful in the selection process, you will be required to provide evidence of an approved Covid-19 vaccination or authorised medical exemption.

Council is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that encourages employees to participate, without discrimination, in both work-related and other activities conducted within a work context, with the support of workplace adjustments. Where possible, the Council will identify and resolve potential barriers to the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities within the organisation.

If you require a workplace adjustment to support you during the interview process, please email with your request outlining your preferred method of contact. Workplace adjustment (also known as “reasonable adjustment”) is defined as: “Whatever is considered necessary and achievable to enable an employee to perform their job role efficiently and to the best of their abilities”. A Workplace adjustment can be requested at any stage in the recruitment process and/or as a part of the employment of an individual.


Note: Applicant must have a legal right to work in Australia

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