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Director - City Growth

Job No: 92973
Location: Whyalla, SA

  • Exciting executive leadership opportunity leading the Planning and Development function of a progressive Local Government
  • Family-friendly community within picturesque region of South Australia where the outback meets the sea
  • Competitive remuneration package + salary sacrificing and relocation assistance.

About the City of Whyalla

The City of Whyalla is the second largest regional City within South Australia and offers a relaxed lifestyle where the outback meets the sea. Located on the Eastern Eyre Peninsula within 400kms of Adelaide, Whyalla is renowned for its superb weather, family-friendly lifestyle and stunning landscapes. 

Whyalla City Council manages and maintains diverse services and operations including Childcare services, Library, Airport, Resource Recovery Centre, Cemetery, Crematorium, City Infrastructure, Health & Leisure Centre and the Visitor Information Centre.

With a new CEO and a strong focus on innovation and growth, Council's vision is to be a vibrant, attractive city offering a diverse range of sustainable economic, social, environmental and cultural opportunities for the local community.

About the Opportunity

With new investors in the local steel industry, the City of Whyalla is expected to grow significantly within the next few years. As such, The City of Whyalla now has an exciting senior leadership opportunity for a Director - City Growth to lead their Planning and Development Group based in Whyalla, SA and assist the community during this growth period. This is a full time position being offered on a 4 year fixed term basis.

Reporting to the CEO and responsible for a team of 6+ direct reports, this role will see you providing effective leadership, development and management of services that enhance the liveability and amenity of the City. You will lead and develop a multidisciplinary team in the integrated delivery of timely and efficient services through the following key functions:

  • Strategic and Statutory Land Use Planning/Building;
  • Environmental Health;
  • Economic Development; and
  • Regulatory Services. 

To view the full position description, please click here.

To be considered for this position you will have tertiary qualifications in Land Use Planning and Development, Economic Development, Property Development or a related discipline and have demonstrated high-level leadership experience leading a multi-disciplinary team. Experience in managing statutory planning instruments and processes is also required and eligibility for membership to PIA and/or as a CPP, will be highly regarded, but is not mandatory.

As a highly strategic role, you must be able to demonstrate conceptual, analytical and critical thinking skills, having the ability to collaborate with and build strategic relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Importantly, Council is looking for an innovative and engaging leader who will lead by example and inspire their people to achieve Council's strategic objectives, whilst still promoting and living by Council's core values.

For more information please contact Annette Bowley on (08) 86403444.

Applications will be accepted until Friday 24th November, 2017.

About the Benefits

For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly competitive remuneration package, negotiable with skills and experience, plus salary sacrificing and relocation assistance. 

In addition, with much more affordable rental and housing prices than the larger cities and a number of great schools and a university in the area, the City of Whyalla is the perfect place to escape the city grind without compromising on family lifestyle and needs.

You will enjoy working within a close knit and supportive team and with a new CEO and a strong focus on growth and opportunity, you will be joining Council at a unique and exciting time in it's history, with the ability to help shape it's future. 

The City of Whyalla also actively promotes and encourages continuous learning and development, and is dedicated to providing you with genuine opportunities to advance your career.

This opportunity won't last long - for more information, apply now. 

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