Senior Manager Development Services

Job No: SSC632
Location: Sutherland Shire

Due to an exciting period of growth, a number of new roles have become available in our Development Services unit to better respond to the changing needs of our community

Things We’ll Trust You With:

  • Provide robust leadership on all aspects of the Development Services business unit, fostering a strong organisational culture focused on maximising team capacity.
  • Be responsive to a dynamic environment in a highly effective, efficient and professional manner. 
  • Demonstrate highly developed skills in thinking strategically, solving problems, building professional relationships, communicating with a wide range of stakeholders, and an appreciation of the political environment.

Things You’ll Do:

  • Manage a multi-disciplinary and technical team environment at a senior level, with a focus on developing individual and team capability to support the delivery of quality outcomes in an agile and collaborative approach.
  • Use your experience and knowledge in Planning and business acumen to identify and implement continuous improvement of business processes and practices to ensure that our services meet the needs and challenges of our evolving community.
  • Establish and maintain strong stakeholder relationships, winning respect at all levels through sound and expert advice, reliability and personal integrity, constructively dealing with difficult issues as they arise.
  • Empower your team to provide services that contribute to Council’s Community Strategic Plan (CSP) goals and in doing so, ensure the current and future needs of the community are attained and has community has confidence in Council.

 Things You’ll Be Proud Of:

  • Creating a connected, vibrant and safe community that respects people and nature, enjoying active lives in a strong local economy.
  • Working for an organisation which has our community at the heart of all that we do.
  • The positive impact you make for our people, business units and community.
  • Showcasing Council’s values in all that you do – Collaborate, Achieve, Respect, and Evolve.

 The Fine Print:

  • Apply by submitting your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria in the position description and your capabilities for success in the role. 
  • Get your application in by 10pm: Sunday 5 February 2023
  • Interview date: Interviews will be facilitated week commencing 13 February 2023
  • Package: An attractive remuneration package will be offered reflective of experience and qualifications
  • Hours of work: Permanent Full Time
  • To benefit your wellbeing you will have access to fitness passport, corporate membership to our leisure centres, employee assistance program, annual flu shots, health and wellbeing programme and novated lease options.
  • We provide flexible learning opportunities to help build capability and support development, study support and leave, professional memberships, and conferences and industry events. We are committed to building the capability of our employees and leaders. We provide a tailored senior leadership program that elevates leadership within our organisation and produces transformational outcomes. It focuses on building leadership capability, confidence and commitment through experiential learning over a period of 12 months.

**To meet Council's WHS requirements and in accordance with Council's Covid-19 Safety Plans, this position has been identified via risk assessment to be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or provide evidence of an approved medical contraindication, you will be required to produce evidence as part of the application process. Successful applicants are subject to ID checks, Police Checks, Reference checks, Qualification checks and Work Rights verification.

Keen To Learn More?

  • Click on the link to check out the Position Description
  • Reach out to Peter Shields, Acting Director Shire Planning, for any job specific enquiries
  • Claudia Hudson, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, can assist with any recruitment related enquiries.


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About Us

If you want to make a difference and be part of a challenging and rewarding working environment, then joining us just might be the right career move for you! Join a passionate and dedicated team covering a diversity of services, industries and occupations.

At Sutherland Shire Council we do more than serve our community – we are our community. Our energy can be seen in everything we do. From having a can-do attitude, to embracing change and opportunities, being people-centred and working together as one.