Yarra City Council

Practice Leader Strategic Planning

Posted: 10 Aug
Closes: 15 Aug
Melbourne, Victoria


Practice Leader - Strategic Planning

Permanent Full Time (Flexible)

Circa $155,000

The City Strategy Branch forms part of the Planning and Place Making Division.  The Branch comprises four units, Strategic Planning, Urban Design, Economic Development and Open Space Planning & Design. The Branch is focused on providing evidence based strategic research and policy, achieving high quality urban design and public realm and open space outcomes and promoting a strong and diverse local economy.

The Strategic Planning Unit lead updates to the robust planning policy framework and strategic policy direction in the Yarra Planning Scheme. A key priority for the Unit is undertaking strategic research and analysis to underpin new and revised planning policies and strategies.

To undertake this role, you will have tertiary qualifications in town planning or an associated discipline, and substantial experience in strategic planning including the preparation of planning scheme amendments, policy development and implementation.

The successful candidate will be able to identify and analyse key strategic issues and emerging trends relevant to urban development and land use planning. With your demonstrated experience in project management, you will deliver a work program to respond to these issues and trends. 

You will also have demonstrated supervisory skills to motivate and develop a team, as well as lead engagement and consultation processes.

In this position, you will have the ability to shape Yarra to respond to local and regional challenges and opportunities. 

We offer a vibrant and diverse work environment where our employees can develop both professionally and personally whilst planning and delivering a range of important services and programs to the community.  

Joining Yarra you will have access to a range of unique benefits including a hybrid flexible workplace, a focus on wellbeing including a world-class EAP offering, wellbeing initiatives and very generous leave entitlements.

For further information see the position description or contact Leonie Kirkwood, Project and Policy Coordinator Strategic Planning on 03 9205 5027.

Download File100218 - Practice Leader Strategic Planning - Position Description .pdf

Applications close on 14 August 2022.

In your application, please address the key selection criteria in your cover letter and the selection panel will assess this together with your CV against the technical skills, abilities, and qualifications of the Position Description. 

This position is subject to a satisfactory Police Check, Psychometric Assessment and evidence of COVID-19 double vaccination. Pre-employment checks are not used by Yarra City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Yarra City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.