Manager Strategic Projects

Location Northern Suburbs Melbourne, Victoria
Job Type Permanent
Reference JO-2103-103569_1617951923
Posted 29 days ago
  • Newly created role delivering on future community needs
  • Accountable for strategic projects and planning (including services and community infrastructure)
  • Flexible working options considered

Located in the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne, The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia with a growth rate of 2.5%. Home to a population of 220,000 Whittlesea is an incredibly diverse community with 35% of residents across its established and growth communities born overseas. This thriving City is committed to providing its diverse community with neighborhoods, services and facilities to support future prosperity.

Reporting to the Director Community Wellbeing, the Manager Strategic Projects will be responsible for ensuring the organization delivers on strategic and coordinated planning objectives, across a number of key Council functions. As a pivotal member of the Corporate Leadership Group (CLT), this role will conduct holistic strategic reviews across projects and services planning; providing insights, recommendations and aligning strategic objectives in response to reforms and changing community priorities. This role will introduce innovative service delivery models, and work in partnership with the Directorate on Council's long-term community service and infrastructure planning, including integrated community infrastructure planning; major service reviews in response to state and national reforms (3 year old kinder reform and Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety); and other emerging strategic projects (Grants, Library services reviews etc.).

Key to your success in this positon is the community services, strategic infrastructure planning and/or project management experience you have gained, ideally in Local Government or an aligned public sector environment. Experience across community services is essential, including expertise in developing Community Infrastructure Plans. Such experience would be integral in supporting community services teams to achieve good service planning. You will leverage your strong communication and interpersonal skills to create and develop your own high performing team, and have the ability to shape team culture. As a leader you will be able to influence and build strong relationships across the organisation and take people along the journey with you. Demonstrated experience in investment logic mapping would also be preferable for this role. With relevant tertiary qualifications and proven experience, you will be a key player in ensuring Whittlesea delivers on its long term Whittlesea 2040 Strategy commitments.

To view the position description please copy and paste this link , or for a confidential discussion, please call Vanessa Huxley on 0417 708 112.