Strategic Planning Manager (VPSG6.1)

Job posted: 18/11/2020
Applications close: 01/12/2020 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victorian Planning Authority

Salary: $120,692 - $141,102

Occupation: Planning

Reference: VG/105

Reference: VG/105

Occupation: Planning

Salary Range: $120,692 - $141,102

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is a State Government statutory authority governed by the Victorian Planning Authority Act 2017. Our focus is on integrated land use, built form and infrastructure planning outcomes for significant precincts and places in growing Victorian cities, suburbs and regions. We collaborate with key partners and stakeholders to deliver the Victorian Government's planning policies in support of urban growth, housing, jobs and transport options. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and our ability to overcome barriers and deliver great plans for precincts and places. This would not be possible without the best people and we ensure that every person at the VPA feels connected to our outcomes. We are committed to ensuring our entire team is supported, empowered and valued and we actively nurture a culture of continual learning and innovation.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Strategic Planning Manager within the Melbourne Renewal Precincts Group.

This role will lead development facilitation and contribute to the preparation of structure plans, infrastructure contribution plans and other associated strategic plans for urban renewal of key sites and precincts in established suburbs across Melbourne. You will be part of a team that unlocks underutilised areas for jobs, infrastructure and housing and contributes to delivery of the vision for Melbourne to “continue to be a global city of opportunity and choice” (Plan Melbourne 2017 – 2050).

To be considered for this position you will have the following:

  • A qualification related to urban planning, property, urban design or equivalent.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Victorian planning system, particularly the statutory planning framework, relevant legislation and Local Government practices.
  • Experience in developing briefs on highly complex issues.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills

All other key selection criteria can be found in the position description which is located under the attachments heading on the Victorian Government Careers website.

How to Apply

To find out more about this opportunity, click the ‘Apply Now' button.  As part of your application you must attach:

  • Resume and Covering Letter demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria found in the Position Description.
  • VPA Personal Details Form

For further information or a confidential discussion about the role, please call Emily Hillebrand, Director – Employment Areas on (03) 9651 9600.

What We Offer

In addition to working in an inclusive and supportive team environment, our employees also enjoy benefits, such as:

  • competitive salaries
  • opportunities for flexible working arrangements to support work/life balance
  • salary packaging of superannuation and leave loading
  • generous leave entitlements, including the opportunity to purchase up to an additional eight weeks' leave per annum
  • an annual performance and development scheme, with performance-based salary increases
  • health and well-being initiatives such as fruit box and flu vaccination
  • free access to the VPA's Employee Assistance Program
  • end of trip facilities which include bike storage and showers to support those wishing to use non-motorised forms of travel. 

Important Information about your application

The VPA believes in diversity and equality and we are committed to ensuring that our workplace is reflective of the Victorian community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

We will offer reasonable adjustments for persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment as part of our commitment to build an inclusive workplace that supports everyone being fully integrated and valued for their contribution.

Note: The VPA is also committed to fair recruitment practices and as such removes all personal information from applications prior to shortlisting. To aid this process, please do not include personal information (name, address, DOB) in your resume and cover letter and instead provide this information on the Personal Details Form provided.

Applications for this position close at 11.59 pm on Tuesday 1 December 2020.