First listed on: 18 January 2020

The City of Stirling lies approximately 8 km north of the Perth CBD, it covers approximately 100 square kms and it includes around 30 suburbs. It is home to some world-class sporting, recreation and leisure facilities, together with a 6 km stretch of coastline. It is a model of good corporate governance, sound leadership, strong financial management and sustainability. See for further information on the City.

 As a Western Australian Local Government, the City of Stirling leads the way in terms of its provision and delivery of more than 200 different services, activities and programs to its diverse community. The City’s built and natural environments are a reflection of many years of successful strategic, and town and urban planning.

 Applications are now invited for the position of Director Planning & Development which reports to the CEO and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team. This appointment represents an exciting opportunity to lead the City’s Planning and Development function and to position it as one of Australia’s finest.

 Leading a Planning & Development workforce of +130 FTE employees, the Director Planning & Development is responsible for delivering across four key areas; City Planning, Environmental Health, Business Improvement and Development Services.

 As a member of the Executive Leadership Team at the City, the Director must also contribute to whole of organisation strategies, initiatives and programs. At Directorate level, the Director oversees the management of strategy, policy, budget, risk management, performance, evaluation and reporting.

 Intending applicants must bring high level strategic leadership, management and planning skills and experience. The Director must be capable of communicating and working with a diverse range of stakeholders which will include a wide range of community groups, Elected Members of Council and from time to time State and Federal MPs. High level negotiation, communication, presentation and advocacy skills are essential.

 A total remuneration package of $237,500 to $279,300, inclusive of cash salary of $198,700 to $240,300, plus superannuation at 9.5%, and business and private use of a City provided motor vehicle ($18,000 value) will be negotiated.

 People interested in considering this position are encouraged to request a copy of the Position Description and other supporting information on 9221 0744 or Enquiries to Geoff Blades are welcome on 08 9221 0744.

 Confidential applications should be lodged with Lester Blades – Executive Search & Board Advisory at by 5.00pm WST, Monday 3 February 2020.

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