General Manager Strategy, Planning & Climate Change

Location Melbourne, Victoria
Job Type Permanent
Reference JO-2101-102638_1611889016
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. This is an opportunity to be part of that change and to contribute towards a post covid city revitalization and activation with a focus on a greener and more sustainable city.

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 seeks an exceptional Executive leader for this critical role.

The Strategy, Planning and Climate Change Division partners with Traditional Owners, community and stakeholders to enable the city and organisation's future to be imagined and realised. The division shapes and delivers a vision for Melbourne as a global city, guiding the next generation of Melbourne's growth to continue to be a bold, inspirational and sustainable city.

Reporting into the Deputy CEO and working closely with the Council, this is a critical executive role for the City of Melbourne. Requiring an inspirational leader who is outward facing and customer focused, the GM will ensure that the City of Melbourne is leading the public policy discussion and is on the cutting edge of Aboriginal recognition, resilience, city and precinct planning, urban planning and development, sustainability, partnerships, advocacy and engagement.

To be considered for this enviable opportunity, you exude emotional intelligence and have proven executive level experience in Local Government; State Government or other large complex, customer-focused organisations. You are a planning expert with experience in renewal projects and precinct renewal and are adept at negotiation and consultation. You are proficient at developing key enterprise strategies and are renowned for your contemporary and creative thinking, political nous and ability to quickly build trust with and to maintain effective, mutually beneficial, stakeholder relationships. You are an exceptional people leader who is well regarded for building dynamic, inclusive and collaborative teams with a focus on achievement and delivery. Furthermore, you have a strong commitment to partnering with Traditional Owners, community and stakeholders to enable your city and organisation's future to be imagined and realised.

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

For a copy of the PD please download (copy and paste): To apply, go to or for a confidential discussion, please contact Clare McCartin on 0414 595 941 or Melanie Pecanek on 0408 898 734.

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.