Director Strategy & Planning - Moonee Valley City Council

Job Type Permanent
Reference JO-2011-101926_1604642209
Posted 3 months ago
  • Report to a newly appointed CEO

  • Exciting transformation opportunity

  • Diverse & Ambitious inner-Melbourne Council

Moonee Valley City Council is seeking dynamic, contemporary people-leaders to support the vision of MV2040. Located in the inner north-western suburbs of Melbourne, Moonee Valley is a welcoming, culturally diverse and inclusive city, host to many beautiful parks and reserves, thriving shopping strips and vibrant arts venues. Our highly talented and dedicated workforce is responsible for providing a range of programs and services to the community. MV2040's vision is for 'a healthy city', where together Council will create and continually improve the conditions that enable all of us to enjoy the highest level of health and wellbeing possible. The MV2040 Strategy will be achieved through a framework of strategic directions, objectives and actions across five themes - Fair, Thriving, Connected, Green and Beautiful.

Following an extensive organisational review, we are realigning how we work to deliver for our community. We are implementing a leadership model which serves the organisation and community from the perspectives of three key functions: Think, Do and Enable. The grouping of roles and responsibilities in the three functional areas will ensure clear decision-making lines, reduced silos and enhanced organisational performance to improve community outcomes.

Director Strategy & Planning

  • This Directorate is the brain of the organisation and will assist Council in designing the future of the city through integrated strategies, policies and plans that maximise value and improve livability for the community

  • This includes centralised Strategy, Policy and Integrated Planning including Community planning, Council planning, Land Use planning, Infrastructure planning and Service planning.

Reporting to the newly appointed CEO you will form a critical part of the new executive team and hold a dual focus; whole of organisational leadership and setting a clear direction for the division to continue delivering on Council's vision and plans. This is an outstanding opportunity to work closely with an ambitious and driven CEO to provide the Council with the best quality advice to help it make optimal decisions and make a real difference to the community.

We are seeking a values-driven people leader that that has the strategic foresight to shape the future direction of our city through evidence-based policies and strategies. To be successful in this role, you will have proven executive experience in the development of key strategies and policies that deliver efficient and effective programs and services to the community. You are recognised for your contemporary and creative thinking, political nous, and ability to form and maintain credible relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally. This role will enhance and extend relationships with the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments and create opportunities to partner with industry and private sector to deliver outcomes for the community. You are an exceptional people-leader who is well regarded for building dynamic, inclusive and collaborative teams with an absolute focus on achievement and delivery.

There's never been a more exciting time to join the leadership team at Moonee Valley City Council. To apply or for further details about the organisation including detailed position descriptions, please go to

For a confidential discussion, please contact Seamus Scanlon on 0455 118 868 or Vanessa Huxley on 0417 708 112.