Permanent, Full time | Band 7 | Salary $97,645 + Super + RDO

Whilst this role may not suit many economists, those who have led small teams and enjoy project management, systems and processes, and importantly the analysing of data and metrics to apply to improved business performance outcomes may be interested. City of Whittlesea Parks and City Forest business is looking for subject matter experts in our application to different models work to embed a sustainable future state.

About Us

The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia and as a local government organisation we play a pivotal role in the everyday lives our community. Our vision is to make Whittlesea 2040: A Place For All by ensuring our residents can enjoy access to local services, facilities and infrastructure.

Our staff are passionate, skilled and diverse, providing a great environment to work in and succeed.

The City of Whittlesea Public Realm

The City of Whittlesea public realm includes a sprawling open space system of over 2,000 parks, sports and conservation reserves, waterways, urban and rural streetscapes and town centres. The City is home to a diverse City Forest including Metropolitan Melbourne’s largest portfolio of protected Eucalyptus camaldulensis. Located on the northern edge of metropolitan Melbourne covering an area of approximately 489km2, of which around 70% is rural and 30% being urban. 

The Role

Make a difference in our community! 

Leading a small team of Project Managers, Horticulturists and Arborists you are responsible for the delivery of an operational budget minors works, and strategic action plans. You will utilise data and information to drive business improvement, performance metrics and decision making. Utilising your high performing business management skills and collegiate approach, you will drive change, innovation, efficiencies, and performance outcomes. 

This is a new role in Local Government, and we encourage you to call and better understand this career opportunity.

About you

You are a high performing leader who will embed a collegiate approach to driving change and performance outcomes as part of new team. 

The Parks and City Forest Service has recently been the subject of a service review resulting in a new operational structure and areas for subject matter experts. Aimed at strengthening the City of Whittlesea position as a leader in Parks and City Forest Management, this exciting new Business Transformation role is suited to a dynamic professional wanting to progress their Business Performance or Urban Horticulture Management career in Local Government.   

If this sounds like you, then you should definitely apply!

Want to know more?

The full Position Description is available on the careers at Council page at you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Susan Hecker, Manager Parks and Urban Design on 0429 854 711.

To apply for this position, you must address the Core Capabilities outlined in the Position Description.

**Applications close 11.45pm on Sunday, 11 October 2020


Please note all applicants must apply online and no late applications will be accepted.

* You must have the right to live and work in Australia to be eligible for this vacancy.

At the City of Whittlesea we value diversity and appreciate everyone’s strengths. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our municipality. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ. The City of Whittlesea is also a Child Safe employer.

Council is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that encourages employees to participate, without discrimination, in both work-related and other activities conducted within a work context, with the support of workplace adjustments.

Where possible, Council will identify and resolve potential barriers to the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities within the organisation.

If you require a workplace adjustment to support you during the interview process please email your request outlining your preferred method of contact.  

Workplace adjustment (also known as “reasonable adjustment”) is defined as: “Whatever is considered necessary and achievable to enable an employee to perform their job role efficiently and to the best of their abilities”. A Workplace adjustment can be requested at any stage in the recruitment process and/or as a part of the employment of an individual.

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