Program Director, Strategy and Implementation – City of Ballarat

Job Title: Program Director, Strategy and Implementation – City of Ballarat
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ballarat
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-08-05
Reference: JO-1908-96957
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 06, 2019 16:53

Job Description

  • Balance lifestyle with career in beautiful Ballarat
  • Senior Officer Salary $190,000-$210,000 TRP, 3 year contract
  • Report to the CEO & lead significant strategic projects

Have you ever thought about working in a picturesque and evolving regional Victorian centre? Balance lifestyle and career in the City of Ballarat!
About the City of Ballarat
The City of Ballarat, 100km west of Melbourne’s CBD is one of the largest inland regional cities in the country. Ballarat is uniquely located with easy access to Melbourne, Geelong and Bendigo and is the Western Victorian capital for a region of 250,000 people.
The City of Ballarat has a growing economy that attracts and retains innovative businesses, employs a highly skilled workforce and attracts new residents whilst promoting the city’s unique heritage and vibrant cultural life.
Join an energetic, contemporary and progressive leadership team, in this newly created leadership role at the City of Ballarat Council.
The role
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the role of the Program Director Strategy and Implementation is a key leadership role in Council responsible for driving, leading and coordinating the three new strategic portfolios (design lead city; integrated transport and land use planning; knowledge and smart city) developed to create a Bigger, Better, Bolder Ballarat.
The Program Director will be responsible for overseeing the development of contemporary short, medium and long term strategies and implementation plans to deliver a suite of projects that consider the operational needs of Council and the community. Furthermore the Program Director will ensure the successful delivery of the projects by securing resourcing, funding, cross-divisional involvement and community participation.
The Program Director will be highly regarding and respected for their strategic advice provided to the Chief Executive, Mayor, Councillors, Directors and Executive Managers which ensures the strategic direction of the City is clear and able to be implemented via the strategic portfolios and project teams.
About you
To be considered for this exciting opportunity, the City of Ballarat are seeking an engaging, confident and innovative leader who is known for their contemporary and strategic thinking. You will have significant experience managing major complex projects from pre-planning to delivery including building project teams. You will demonstrate strong stakeholder engagement capabilities and the political nous to interact with the Mayor, Councillors, various levels of the organisation and with key external stakeholders. Tertiary qualifications in Planning, Design, Integrated transport and/or another relevant discipline are expected coupled with experience working within Local Government or within the broader public sector.
To Apply
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The City of Ballarat is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and flexibility. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer.  We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all and are committed to ensuring that all jobs in our workforce can be performed flexibly. If you're short listed for a role and are looking for flexibility, we encourage you to start the flexible working conversation with the hiring manager to find out what options may be possible for the role you're applying for.