Strategic Planner

Hybrid Work ModelOpportunity to work on a wide range of exciting strategic planning projectsCollaborative and supportive environmentRecent graduates encouraged to applyStarting $69,397.37 plus superAbout the role  This is an exciting career opportunity to join our ever-growing shire as a Strategic Planner to contribute to the development and implementation of an integrated strategic planning framework.  Reporting to the Coordinator Planning Strategy and Urban Design , your key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Assist in the preparation and processing of planning scheme amendments including representing Council at panel hearings under the supervision of senior team members.Assist in the preparation and presentation of information to SLT and Council.Undertake strategic planning projects by assisting with research on strategic issues, drafting of reports and collation of data.Assist Strategic Planners in undertaking consultation with internal and external stakeholders in relation to strategic planning projects and planning scheme amendments by attending meetings to document discussions where required.Provide information and advice in response to telephone and counter enquiries on strategic planning matters.About youNaturally, you will be passionate about Cardinia Shire and interested in shaping its future., You will have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of planning and related legislation and ability to interpret and apply planning schemes, policies, legislation and regulations.  You will also meet the following criteria. General knowledge of broad urban planning issues particularly those in Melbourne’s south-eastern region, and issues facing growth and Green Wedge areas.Ability to effectively plan, organise and manage your own time and workload including achieving specific outcomes within set time frames against conflicting priorities.Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.Ability to research information from a variety of sources and collate and present data in a meaningful way.A tertiary qualification in planning or a related discipline. About us Cardinia Shire Council is a dynamic and progressive organisation. We pride ourselves on our diversity and investment in our staff. Everything we do is underpinned by our Together, Different and for the Future approach, embracing collaboration and innovation across teams, with other agencies, and our community. We seek people with diverse experience and background, then provide you with the tools for career success. You will have access to targeted training through our learning and development programs to enable you to achieve your professional goals and excel in your role. We offer opportunities to work flexibly, balancing your work goals with your life goals. We offer a wide range of staff benefits, including discounted gym memberships and health insurance, annual leave loading and access to our comprehensive health and well-being program. To applyTo apply for this position please complete the online application form, including your resume and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability to the role.Applications close: 28 September 2021.For further information regarding the position description, please visit For any further information please call 1300 787 624 and ask to speak to Susan or Jolene (Recruitment)Cardinia Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse, and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We welcome applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore career opportunities with Cardinia Shire Council. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application. 1300 787 624Cardinia Shire Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse, gender inequality, racism, violence against women and family violence.  All successful applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Check, pre-employment medical and obtain or hold a valid Working with Children Check. You must have valid Australia Working Rights to be considered for this role.Position Description 69000 AUD Officer 3809