Principal Statutory Planner

Job No: BAW229
Location: Drouin

•    $98,623.74 - $110,359.60 plus 10.5% super
•    12 month contract
•    Monthly RDO

About Baw Baw Shire Council

A Baw Baw Shire Council career goes beyond business as usual.  You'll find exciting development pathways rich in opportunity.  Our thriving and engaged culture-first workplace is built on the passion and talent of people who proudly deliver vital services and exciting projects to a community they care about.

Our organisation comprises of a multicultural workplace of around 400 full-time, part-time and casual employees, all benefiting from great flexibility, work/life sway, study support, health and wellbeing initiatives and ongoing learning and development programs.

At Baw Baw Shire Council, we invite our people to tackle projects that keep them inspired.  We encourage the exploration of new ideas.  We support the enhancement of building on current skills and developing new ones.

Located adjacent to Melbourne, Baw Baw Shire is one of Victoria's fastest growing municipalities with freeway and V/Line access into Melbourne's CBD and suburbs.  This allows easy access to training, seminars and conferences in the city, without diminishing the direct impact that comes from working within a close-knit rural community.

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About the Role

You will be a senior member of Council’s Statutory Planning Team, required to provide specialist advice, project manage and process major planning permit applications. We are seeking a leader who will mentor and develop the Statutory Planning team, someone who has a strong business improvement focus with the ability to negotiate quality planning outcomes for our Shire.

About the Successful Candidate

The successful applicant will hold relevant qualifications and have demonstrated experience in a similar role, working on a diverse range of complex planning applications, representing Council at VCAT and successfully developing a team.
This would be an ideal opportunity for a Senior Planner looking to take the next step with  a short-term secondment from your current position to a Principal Planner level. We are willing to negotiate arrangements for such a secondment with your current employer.
If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, we want to hear from you!

Further Information and How To Apply

To apply, please review the position description and complete your application below including a current copy of your resume and a covering letter.

Applications close 5pm Sunday 2 April 2023 and must be submitted through the application form below.

Baw Baw Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer and works in the interest of the safety of children and young people. Our recruitment processes reflect this commitment.

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