Job Details

Lead - Social Infrastructure Planner

Shoalhaven City Council

New South Wales
21 July 2022
9 August 2022
Salary: $95,085 - $108,352 p.a. plus 10.5% Super
Rachel Mann

About Shoalhaven Council
Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.

About the role
This is a permanent, full time, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm position working 35 hours per week. Located at the Nowra Administration Building

The advertised salary is based on the grade of the position, comprising of 4 steps within the range shown. The starting salary is at Step 1 within the grade. Progression through the salary steps shall be based upon the achievement of performance objectives relating to the position.

Reporting directly to the Manager – Community Planning & Projects, the focus of this position is to:

  • Support and report to Manager - Community Planning & Projects on the programme of works, including resourcing, budgets, risks, timeframes, community concerns and reputation. 
  • Lead, develop, and manage the Social Infrastructure Strategic Planning team and provide professional advice as the strategic asset planner for social infrastructure across Council departments, including coordinating with the relevant Asset Custodians to ensure planning aligns with Asset Management Plans.
  • Develop policies and strategies relating to social infrastructure, to ensure the provision of a social infrastructure framework is in place for equitable and streamlined delivery of projects.
  • Manage and deliver the social infrastructure projects across the planning and concept stages of the project life cycle, and support the minor and major project teams with advice and history across the detailed design, construction and handover phases.
  • Consult and partner with internal and external stakeholders throughout the planning and delivery of projects, in line with Council’s Community Engagement Policy

Skills & Experience
In order to be successful in the position, you will be/ possess:

  • Degree Qualifications in Strategic Planning, Social Planning, Recreation Planning, Urban or Town Planning, Community Development or related discipline and postgraduate or specialist vocational training/education in the above.
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in relevant/related fields, including strategic planning and management of a team of staff related to the planning and delivery of social, recreation, community & cultural infrastructure, programs, services.
  • Class C Driver’s Licence

We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

How to Apply
You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format) and respond to questions regarding general information about you.

In addition, you will be required to demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of the position by answering the below questions relevant to the essential criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

For more information on the application process, please visit how to apply on Councils website.

  1. At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  2. Please list the relevant qualifications and experience you hold.
  3. What experience do you have preparing formal documentation? i.e. letters, reports etc
  4. How do you effectively manage your time and ensure deadlines are met?
  5. Briefly describe your experience supervising and supporting teams, how do you approach leadership tasks?

Contact:  Kathy Thomas - Manager - Community Planning & Projects - 02 4429 3286

Applications Close: Thursday, 11 August 2022 (at Midnight) 

Shoalhaven City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds 

When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email

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

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