Coordinator Open Space Planning And Development

Surf Coast Shire Council

Torquay, VIC

Posted 12/8/2018

Coordinator Open Space Planning and Development

Permanent Position – Full-time / Part-time requests considered

Hours are negotiable between 5 days (38 hours) to 4 days (30.5 hours) a week

$92,703 per annum / pro rata (plus 9.5% super)

Are you skilled in providing subject matter leadership and advice, in relation to open space planning?

Surf Coast Shire is looking for an experienced professional to coordinate Council’s approach to enhancing its open space network through the development and implementation of strategies, policies, plans and urban design principles for all open spaces, including nature reserves, active recreation reserves and other parks.

This is also an opportunity to play a true lead role in managing Council’s response to planning referrals related to open space.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Degree (or advanced diploma) qualification in recreation/open space planning, environmental management, landscape architecture or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of open space planning principles and approaches in relation to understanding and responding to community needs.
  • Exceptional strategic and operational planning and policy development skills relating to land management.
  • Exceptional communication and negotiation skills with an ability to negotiate win-win outcomes.
  • A strong cultural fit with Council’s purpose, direction and approach.
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • A current Working With Children Check.
  • Police Check results that are suitable for this position (will be arranged by Surf Coast Shire Council). A complete international criminal history check is required if the person has worked or lived overseas for any period of time OR a complete national criminal history check is required if the person has only ever worked in Australia.

Position descriptions are available from our website or through Customer Service on 5261 0600. For further information about this role, contact Shaan Briggs, Manager Recreation and Open Space Planning on 5261 0600.

Applications addressing the selection criteria are to be sent online or by post to:
Jemma James, Human Resources
Surf Coast Shire Council
PO Box 350, Torquay Vic 3228 - by 5pm on Friday 21 December 2018


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