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Position Details

Senior Leisure & Active Spaces Planner

Applications close 20/10/2019

  • Salary: $96,541 to $107,226 per annum + Monthly ADO + Superannuation
  • Permanent Full Time
  • Fantastic benefits, wellbeing programs, Monthly Day Off, training & opportunities & more!
Located along the banks of the Yarra, The City of Stonnington is a vibrant and diverse municipality. With a population exceeding 100,000 residents and covering an area of 25 km2 Stonnington has a variety of parks, gardens, cultural centres and a highly impressive range of shopping strips and amazing restaurants.

Stonnington has an enviable record as an innovative and progressive Council and we have an exciting opportunity for you to become a part of this by joining our Leisure and Wellbeing Department developing strategies and plans relating to infrastructure and programs that will provide opportunities for the Stonnington community to lead healthy and active lifestyles. Located at our modern and sustainable office on Glenferrie Road, you’ll be surrounded by an abundance of café’s, restaurants and shops.

As a Senior Leisure and Active Spaces Planner, some of your duties will include:
- Providing leadership, direction and supervision to the Recreation Planning and Projects Officer
- Leading the planning for sport, recreation and active open space projects and programs
- Developing and delivering Sports Policy and Frameworks to ensure that Stonnington makes well informed, data driven decisions
- Develop a strategic review and evaluation of current and future requirements and create a 10 year plan for the renewal of recreation facilities.

To succeed in this position, we’re looking for a motivated and dedicated professional with substantial experience within the Sport, Recreation, Open Space or Planning industry and:
- Experience in policy development and implementation
- Experience in developing strategies or other long term strategic plans that achieve social, economic and environmental outcomes for the community
- Well-developed methods for establishing stakeholder engagement and building and maintaining relationships.

Additionally, the successful candidate will need to have a strong customer service focus, well-developed communication skills for persuading, convincing, and negotiating with a range of stakeholders and effective strategies for building and maintaining relationships. Tertiary qualifications in Open Space Management, Sports Management or Recreation and/or any other relevant discipline are desirable. Please view the Position Description for a full list of the responsibilities of the role and please include responses to the Key Selection Criteria (at the bottom of the Position Description) as part of your application.

The City of Stonnington has a strong commitment to providing a culture where employee health, wellbeing and development are a priority. As an employee, you’ll be offered regular learning and development opportunities and participation in our award nominated Wellbeing Program. Additionally you’ll receive a monthly accrued day off, leave loading, access to a fleet of electric bicycles and work for an organisation dedicated to sustainability.

City of Stonnington is an equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

Be part of Stonnington. Work that matters. People who make a difference

Submitting your application
A Position Description is attached below for your perusal which includes the Key Selection Criteria. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as part of their application. To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

For further information on how to apply contact the Council’s Recruitment Officer on Ph: 03 8290 1333.
For position related queries, please contact James Rouse on Ph: 82901170

A Position Description including the Key Selection Criteria can be found here.

Position Descriptions
PD - Senior Leisure & Active Services Planner - 521161 - Perm FT - August 2019.pdf

The Inherent Requirements for this position can be found here. Please note this document must be read prior to applying for the vacancy.