Director Community Development

Location Victoria
Job Type Permanent
Reference JO-2011-102184_1610934985
Posted about 1 month ago

Now is an extremely exciting time to join the City of Melbourne as they change, evolve and adapt in this new world. Be a part of that change in this newly created career defining role.

The City of Melbourne is a bold, inspirational and sustainable City, and one of the fastest growing cities in Australia and the world. It has a prized liveability status for which the City is renowned. To ensure the city continues to meet the demands of a growing population, the City of Melbourne has established a new Community Development branch to better support community resilience and to embed organisation-wide conditions for a just, inclusive and sustainable society. This branch will support Melbourne's diverse communities and neighbourhoods to engage, participate and shape their own city.

The Director Community Development and their branch will lead an organisation-wide transformation to apply a community development lens to all City of Melbourne planning, service delivery and activities. The branch will lead a new approach to community development through a neighbourhood or precinct lens that will adopt and enhance best practice from other global cities. It will work to embed a new and ambitious community development agenda at City of Melbourne and build organisational capacity to connect with community needs. This new team will be structured to enable place-based community connection as well as have the expertise and capability to tackle city-wide issues and projects.

To be successful in this role, the City of Melbourne is seeking a contemporary, inspirational and dynamic leader with expertise in the strategic development and implementation of community development programs within large complex, customer-focused organisations. Politically astute, you demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence and have a strong track record in leading transformative change with a unique ability to reach the hearts and minds through cultural change. You are highly regarded for your ability to develop inspiring and high performing teams and for your ability to quickly build trust with and to maintain effective, mutually beneficial, stakeholder relationships.

Don't miss this opportunity to lead change in one of Australia and the world's most liveable and dynamic cities.

For a copy of the PD, please copy and paste the following link: Profile - Director Community Development - City of Melbourne.pdf

To apply, please click the "Apply Now" button and upload your resume. (Note, a covering letter is not required). For a confidential discussion, please contact, Melanie Pecanek on 0408 898 73, quoting ref no. JO-2011-102184. Want to know more about Davidson? Visit us at

The City of Melbourne is committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety. We actively support diversity, inclusion and flexibility in our workplace and in turn are seeking people who can demonstrate and display our City of Melbourne values of accountability, integrity, courage, respect for self and others, and the desire to strive for excellence. Together we Make the Difference.

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation and pays respect to their Elders, past and present. We also recognise the strength and value of Aboriginal people and encourage their applications.