Regulatory Section Manager

Job No: CN2493
Location: Newcastle

  • Play a significant role in the growth and development of Newcastle, the central Local Government Area Council to the Newcastle Region
  • Lead regulatory functions for Council relating to large, complex developments noncompliance, environmental inspections, food safety and participate in the continuation of Newcastle’s transformation
  • 35 hour working week with flexible working arrangements and optional 9-day fortnight

City of Newcastle (CN) is looking for a Regulatory Section Manager to join our Regulatory, Planning & Assessment team (RPA), reporting to the Manager, RPA. If you have been looking for an opportunity where you can make a significant leadership contribution for our people, gain exposure to high profile development projects ($800M- $1Billion per year), whilst being supported by and being part of a leadership team of highly experienced, passionate and driven professionals, this could be your next career move.

What’s it like working in Regulatory, Planning and Assessment (RPA)? 

The RPA Service Unit is responsible for leading strategic land use planning, development assessment, regulatory and compliance functions and processes to facilitate, enable and regulate development and related activities across the Newcastle Local Government Area. 

The RPA Service Unit ensures compliance with legislative requirements, provides advice and undertakes assessment to inform evidence-based decision making throughout and across City of Newcastle (CN). The Service Unit has significant direct community and stakeholder engagement through its land use planning, development assessment and regulatory functions.

What’s the focus of this position? 

The Regulatory Section Manager oversees the Planning Investigation, Fire Safety and Environmental Health and Protection teams and is a member of Regulatory, Planning and Assessment’s executive Leadership Team. 

The purpose of the role is to provide strong strategic leadership, building and maintaining a high performing culture across the team and seeking continuous improvements in the regulatory assessment process, whilst understanding and continuing with a customer excellence approach. 

The role is responsible for providing guidance and advice across the organisation in the provision of delivering regulatory compliance with evidence-based assessment and investigation functions, to ensure that CN meets its legislative obligations in relation to development compliance, fire safety, environmental health and protection- and planning investigations with high quality customer service.

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Find out more about your potential new career here.

CN proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and fosters a culture of diversity to represent the community of our Local Government Area.

All candidates will be assessed against the selection criteria outlined in the position description.  Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical positions for a period of 12 months.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

Application Closing Date: Sunday 9 May 2021.

Contact: Michelle Bisson - Manager Regulatory, Planning and Assessment - 02 4974 2793.

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