Manager Recreation Projects & Parks - Yarra Ranges Council

Job Title: Manager Recreation Projects & Parks - Yarra Ranges Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Eastern Suburbs Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-1808-90837_1536280310
Contact Name: Cameron Norton
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 07, 2018 10:56

Job Description

Why work anywhere else?
With aspirations of Innovation, Trust and Empowerment driving everything we do at Yarra Ranges Council, we inspire people to create a better future through:

  • Stronger collaboration across teams
  • Continuously looking for better ways to deliver
  • Encouraging our people to be courageous, authentic and accountable
  • Improving outcomes for our community

Reporting to the Director Environment and Engineering, you will provide leadership and guidance across the Recreation, Projects & Parks group, including the provision of functions and services that support community activity and well-being across the municipality. Within a dynamic and results focused operating environment, you will deliver a $28m Capital works program, manage an $18m operating budget, lead 107 staff, oversee significant operational contracts, promote a collaborative and high performance culture and support and drive efficiencies. You will engage with critical areas of the organisation and build strong relationships with the wider leadership team.

You will have experience leading Recreation, Projects and/or Parks teams to deliver quality, effective, responsive and efficient customer focused services. Your ability to engage key stakeholders and provide exceptional leadership, motivation and empowerment to your team will be critical to your success. Further, you bring proven technical problem solving skills and political savvy. You will demonstrate extensive experience in capital delivery and contract management. You actively seek out challenging and rewarding work and strive to make a difference in the community. This broad management role will be career building and is a truly unique opportunity not to be missed!

Yarra Ranges Council is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to conversations for all positions about flexibility that works for you, be it full-time / part-time / job-share / purchased leave. We are committed to a culturally safe work place that fosters diversity and inclusion and to the protection of children against child abuse in line with the Victorian Child Safe Standards.

To apply for this role, please go to or for further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Cameron Norton on (03) 9929 9522 or Seamus Scanlon on (03) 9929 9589