Manager Open Space - City of Kingston

Location Melbourne, Victoria
Job Type Permanent
Reference JO-2012-102335_1608185068
Posted about 1 month ago
  • Bring a strategic, future focused lens to the Open Space department
  • Opportunity to drive change
  • Seeking a contemporary and collaborative leader

The City of Kingston, located 20km south of Melbourne's CBD, has a unique make-up of beautiful beaches, world-class golf courses, bushlands and reserves, tranquil wetlands, recreation trails and top retail outlets. It also has one of the largest and most concentrated industrial sectors in Victoria and a growing multicultural community of 162,500 residents. With a visionary CEO at the helm and an organisation that is high performing, innovative and future focused, and extremely committed to their local community, this is a great place to live, work and explore!

To find out more about the City of Kingston click here: and to hear why you should join please go to:

Reporting to a contemporary General Manager City Assets and Environment, the Manager Open Space will form an integral member of the senior leadership team. Bringing a future focused strategic lens to open space planning and management, you will lead a contemporary approach to service delivery, have a 'Customer First' focus and provide inspirational leadership to support a motivated team. Concurrently, you will enhance collaboration with other organisation leaders, develop new strategies and policies, and strategically identify opportunities for further improvement.

To be successful in this role, the General Manager City Assets and Environment is seeking a contemporary, inspirational and dynamic senior leader with expertise in the natural environment, sports fields and open space management. We are looking for proven expertise managing diverse teams and stakeholders within a complex multidisciplinary organisation and demonstration of strong community values. Political astuteness and exceptional communication and stakeholder engagement skills will be highly regarded. Furthermore, the successful candidate will align to Kingston's values of Future Orientated; Accountable; Expert; Celebrate; Community Centric; Dynamic and embrace the pillars of change moving "Towards Exceptional".

For a copy of the PD, please download:, or to apply, please click the "Apply Now" button and upload your resume (noting a covering letter is not required). For a confidential conversation, please contact Melanie Pecanek on 0408 898 734 or Carla Bent on 0422 582 992.