Manager Property and Place - Moreland City Council

Job Title: Manager Property and Place - Moreland City Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-2008-101123_1597989235
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 24, 2020 09:24

Job Description

  • Join a high functioning, collegiate, supportive team
  • Progress Council's most significant projects
  • Create great outcomes for Moreland's diverse community

Moreland is a progressive council with 180,000 residents: one community, proudly diverse. Our city is usually vibrant and energetic, known for its active community, array of fabulous festivals, cool pools, eclectic shops and our community of artists and creative industries. As a Council, we're supporting our community in difficult times, and our long term vision has ambitious goals for environmental sustainability, community wellbeing, and creating great places.

Moreland Council strives to be a contemporary, innovative and collaborative organisation with a deep commitment to, and engagement with, the Moreland community. With the Civic Centre located in Coburg, just 8 kilometres north of Melbourne's CBD, there are excellent public transport options and great food and cafés right at the doorstep. Moreland City Council is a great place to live, work and play.

COVID-19 has temporarily changed the way people engage with local spaces and services, but one of the exciting features of this Manager Property and Place role is the opportunity to help revive and redefine the civic landscape in Moreland moving forward.

Reporting to the Director Engagement and Partnerships, the Manager Property and Place is responsible for providing authentic, engaging, and contemporary leadership to the high performing Property and Place teams.

Success will be achieved by:

  • Empowering the Property and Place teams to deliver award winning projects and initiatives;
  • Enhancing stakeholder relationships with the community, elected members and other key stakeholders;
  • Maintaining collaborative relationships across Council;
  • Progressing Council's most significant projects including The Coburg Initiative (Coburg Square) and a new creative, cultural community hub in the heart of Brunswick.

To be considered for this enviable opportunity, you will have proven leadership experience of a property or planning function within the broader public / community sector (e.g. Local Government, Statutory Authority, State Government, Health, Education). You are adept at forming credible and collaborative relationships (including through virtual means) with elected members, developers, community groups, your peers and other key stakeholders. You pride yourself on your contemporary, agile thinking and your ability to synthesize data, making it clear and simple. You are adept at balancing both strategic and operational priorities and 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 knowledge in climate emergency, community well-being, property and infrastructure, smart cities and financial sustainability.

Moreland City Council is proudly diverse and an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, people with disability, and people from every culture, gender and sexuality identity, age and ethnic background. Moreland City Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse.

Unfortunately due to pandemic restrictions we cannot consider anyone residing outside of Australia.

For a copy of the PD, please follow this link or to apply, please upload your CV (note a covering letter is not required). For any questions not outlined in the PD, please contact Carla Bent on 0422 582 992. Please note, applications close at 9am on the 11th September