Vacancy Details

Manager City Development (12 Months)

Exciting Professional Development Opportunity commencing February 2021 

The role:

We have an exciting professional development opportunity available for a Senior Officer. This Manager City Development role is a maternity leave position for a period of 12 months. The role is responsible for leading the Statutory Planning and Building Services functions of Council. This is a critical role in defining the perceptions of Council through its high levels of engagement with residents, ratepayers, the development industry and a broad range of internal customers. The role is supported by a very capable leadership group and will be responsible for providing high quality and timely reports and advice to the Council and Senior Management.


You will also provide a key role in supporting the Organisations ‘Towards Exceptional’ Plan and enabling a range of highly motivated teams to continue to enhance service delivery. The major leadership accountabilities of the role are ensuring a contemporary approach to service delivery is fostered and a high focus is placed on maintaining quality business systems to support a dynamic decision-making environment. 


About you:

You will have a demonstrated passion and commitment in ensuring the customer is at the centre of service delivery and a strong value set that embraces a workplace that fosters flexibility, diversity and inclusion.


With your relevant tertiary qualification in Urban Planning and significant practical professional experience, you also have extensive experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams that administer statutory functions in areas that received significant community.


You will also have a strong solution-focused approach to decision making and the ability to utilise your strong analytical and problem-solving skills. You will also have significant experience in supporting a recently elected Council in its decision-making processes associated with Planning Applications. 


What can we offer?

As an employee of the City of Kingston we can offer you a private use vehicle, an attractive remuneration package, access to professional development and a range of employee benefits designed to promote a positive work/life balance including social club events, wellbeing initiatives, discounted gym membership and health insurance. 


For further information please contact Jonathan Guttmann, General Manager, Planning and Development on 9581 4708.


Kingston values diversity and is committed to creating a workplace where all employees can be their true self every day. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage candidates from wide-ranging backgrounds, identities and experiences to apply.