Director Planning & Development - Baw Baw Shire Council

Job Title: Director Planning & Development - Baw Baw Shire Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gippsland, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-1807-90017_1533505309
Contact Name: Sharon Ardley
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 06, 2018 07:41

Job Description

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.

Working closely with a highly respected and dynamic CEO, the role forms a key part of the executive leadership team bringing the Baw Baw vision, community and Council Plan into reality. Success will be achieved through optimising the services offered within this division, with more efficient and cohesive systems, clear performance measures, greater connection to customers and a more sophisticated approach to doing business. With a focus on people, the role will have a remit of building a high performing team and making a positive cultural contribution that filters from the top down. Externally this position will build a strong reputation of management, drive business development opportunities and investment and continue to nurture the trust between Councillors, the organisation and the Baw Baw Shire community.

For this position to reach its full potential at Baw Baw Shire Council, it will require someone with the right temperament that can really take up the mantel. You will have a strong focus on innovation, coupled with your ability to be a progressive leader. You understand that success is achieved through positive culture and this is demonstrated in your everyday actions. Your background will see you well versed in local government operations, which will be aided by your political awareness. A passion of yours is challenging the status quo which has successfully delivered proven results in the past. You possess a track record for building high performing teams which will benefit from your collaborative nature and appetite to be successful.

Baw Baw Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer and works in the interest of the safety of children and young people. Our recruitment processes reflect this commitment

To apply for this role, please go to and search for the job title in the Job Seekers tab. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Sharon Ardley on 03 9929 9536 or Jarrod McLauchlan on 03 9929 9515.