First listed on: 22 March 2018

Coordinator City Planning


The City Planning Department at Brimbank is innovative, responsive and a leader in the field of electronic application lodgement and processing.  We are seeking an enthusiastic, committed planning professional to join the leadership team as a Co-ordinator.

In this role, you will lead a team of dedicated staff who strive to achieve the best outcome for all applications and offer a high level of customer service.  You will lead by example and will be empowered to seek better ways of working whilst fostering a learning environment where your staff can thrive.  You will continue the strong team culture and ensure that Council's Values and Behaviours are at the forefront of all that you do.

Selection Criteria

  • Ability to work in accordance with our values and behaviours.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in planning or a related discipline together with extensive and diverse relevant planning experience.
  • An advanced understanding of the Victorian planning system, extensive experience in administering planning related legislation and regulations, and an ability to implement strategic plans and policies through the statutory planning process.
  • Well-developed conceptual and analytic skills, a capacity to identify and develop solutions to statutory planning issues, and a commitment to process improvement of planning functions. 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high-level advice about statutory planning matters at a senior level, excellent writing and presentation skills and an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people. 
  • Commitment to excellence in customer service and to managing stakeholder relations in a politically sensitive environment
  • Well-developed interpersonal and problem solving skills and the ability to negotiate and mediate between parties.
  • Well-developed project management skills, including an ability to manage a range of issues simultaneously, and to determine resource and workforce requirements.
  • Experience in leading and motivating teams, fostering the professional development of individuals, and managing the performance of staff.
  • Experience in preparing and administering budgets, or having input into their preparation and administration.
  • A demonstrated high degree of integrity and the ability to identify potential risks or conflicts and implement procedures to address them.
  • Strong computer skills and a commitment to encouraging, maintaining and enhancing online delivery of planning services.
Contact person: Kristen Gilbert
Contact number: 0392494118

Applications close: April 4, 2018

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