First listed on: 28 June 2022

Senior Open Space Planner

Our City Futures Department is looking for a passionate Senior Open Space Planner to join our amazing Open Space Planning and Design Team.


Banyule City has a wealth of open space and parklands including more than 300 parks and reserves, 144 playgrounds and an extensive shared trail network. The Open Space Planning and Design team works across Council to lead the planning and improvement of these precious assets.


In this role you will lead the strategic planning of Council’s public open space and associated facilities; you will facilitate collaboration opportunities to foster relationships within the organisation and industry and provide specialist advice and feedback to ensure the delivery of Banyule’ s parks.


To be successful you will have:

  • A degree or diploma in park management, planning, landscape architecture, urban design or other discipline relevant to the planning of public open space and/or extensive relevant experience
  • Experience in the management and delivery of projects including demonstrated experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams and managing consultants, delivering effective results
  • Proven high level analytical and conceptual skills and demonstrated experience in solving complex issues related to open space networks or environmental management
  • Demonstrated experience with developing and implementing organisation-wide policies
  • Exceptional writing skills, ideally with experience writing Council reports, polices or similar
  • Well-developed stakeholder consultation and engagement skills, with the ability to design and undertake effective consultation plans with internal and external stakeholders, including community groups


Our Staff choose to align their career with Banyule by living the values of Respect, Integrity, Responsibility, Initiative and Inclusion, strong learning and development culture and the positive way we work in partnership with the community. 


 We are offering:

  • Attractive salary $99,898.26 to $111,452.72 plus super 
  • Permanent full time 38 hours per week plus RDOs.
  • Access to learning and development opportunities and a range of health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Supportive team environment
  • Flexible work condition and a variety of leave arrangements
  • Office location - Greensborough 


How to apply: 

For more information about this position please access a copy of the position description via the link below or to discuss your suitability, we encourage you to contact Robyn Mitchell Open Space Planning and Design Coordinator on Tel: 8673 4387 for a confidential conversation.


To apply for this position, please include your resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.


Applications Close 11.45pm on Sunday 10 July 2022.


Banyule City Council is committed to being an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe employer, we value diversity and encourage people from different and diverse backgrounds to apply. If you have a reasonable adjustment, support or access requirement, we encourage you to let us know through your application or email or call 9940 4235. 


In line with the directions issued by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, this position requires you to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are successful in this recruitment, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status.

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