Director Planning and Development - Baw Baw Shire Council

Job Title: Director Planning and Development - Baw Baw Shire Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gippsland, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-2007-101020_1596760942
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 10, 2020 09:08

Job Description

  • Be part of a Contemporary, Progressive and Growing Municipality
  • Opportunity to Realise Efficiencies and Improve Stakeholder Engagement
  • Enhance Community Outcomes in this Growing Shire

Baw Baw Shire Council is located approximately one hour east of Melbourne at the gateway to the Gippsland region. Supporting a municipality of more than 48,000 residents, including many small and remote communities, the region is experiencing exponential growth and expects to provide services to more than 70,000 people by 2030. This growth has been spurred on due to the region's close proximity to Melbourne, fantastic schools, affordable housing, snow-fields and world-class hiking and biking tracks.

Reporting to a dynamic and newly appointed CEO, this role forms a key member of Baw Baw Shire Councils stable and supportive executive leadership team. Responsible for providing authentic, engaging, and professional leadership to the Planning and Development team, this role offers a fantastic opportunity for the Director to drive changes that lead to better efficiencies that optimise community outcomes in the Shire.

Success will be achieved by:

  • Enhancing the brand and reputation of the division;
  • Building credible relationships with key stakeholders including major developers and the elected members;
  • Contemporising processes and systems that lead to better efficiencies and enhanced customer experience;
  • Improving culture and capability within the team.

To be considered for this enviable opportunity, you will have proven senior leadership experience of a planning function, ideally with experience within a growth council. You are adept at forming credible and collaborative relationships (including through virtual means) with developers, elected members, your CEO and executive peers and other key stakeholders. You pride yourself on your contemporary thinking in identifying continuous improvement opportunities and have seen this result in efficiency gains in past organisations. You can balance both strategic and operational priorities and are adept at financial management. Furthermore, you are highly regarded for your exceptional people leadership and ability to cultivate high performing teams. You are Tertiary qualified in a relevant field and demonstrate in-depth knowledge in strategic and statutory land use planning, building services, and development and growth.

For a copy of the PD, please download or to apply, please upload your CV (note a covering letter is not required). For any questions not outlined in the PD, please contact Jarrod McLauchlan on 0407 808 517 or Melanie Pecanek on 0408 898 734. Please note, applications close at 11:59pm 23rd August 2020.