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Manager Development Approvals

Apply now Job no: 492795
Work type: Permanent
Location: Northern Melbourne / North Central Victoria
Categories: Planning


  • Full Time
  • Annualised Salary including private use vehicle
  • Attractive remuneration package

About the role 

Reporting to the Director Development and Infrastructure, the Manager Development Approvals will play an integral role in leading statutory planning, building services, leadership and team development, advocacy and advice to our Councillors, Executive and wider organisation. This opportunity aims to ensure we continue to innovate and do things differently facilitating development and investment that benefits the Mitchell Shire community and positions us as a local government leader in this space. 

As the Manager of Development Approvals you will lead this innovation and provide expert advice and leadership across the entire Council as well as actively developing strong relationships within the community to key opportunities for growth whilst managing key risks and liabilities. Ultimately that role will allow you to deliver a high-quality planning service that meets the Shire’s growing demands as the fastest growing council in Victoria.

About you 

You will be an excellent leader who is strategic, visionary with advanced negotiation and influencing skills with an ability to resolve disputes and broker agreements in complex situations. An active and passionate communicator with a proven ability to work across multidisciplinary teams in diverse organisations – you will be more than an experienced planner, you will be a creator and shaper of place and have a passion for positive community outcomes.  Importantly, you will be committed to developing the teams you lead creating a great workplace culture. Your leadership and effectiveness will be informed by a combination of technical qualifications, proven on the job experience and a commitment to continued professional development. 

About Mitchell Shire  

At Mitchell we offer a real opportunity to build on your expertise and make positive contributions to our organisation and community. We offer flexible work conditions, ongoing learning and professional development opportunities and the chance to be part of a developing and innovative team striving for professional excellence. We are located in a beautiful setting on Melbourne’s doorstep, just 40mins north of Melbourne CBD.

With a population of 50,000 and projected to grow to 210,000 within the next 30 years we are growing fast and there is no shortage of work. With the best of both worlds, we also enjoy a mix of rural and urban lifestyle opportunities with a wide diversity of housing, quality schools and recreational attractions.  From a professional development and lifestyle point of view the opportunities are endless. 

The successful applicant will be required to obtain an employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement. 

All applications must address the Key Selection Criteria in the position description.  

Position Description: Download File Manager Development Approvals PD March 2021.pdf

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact Mike McIntosh on 03 5734 6217 

Applications close at 9am Monday 19 April 2021.

 Mitchell Shire Council is a Child Safe Organisation

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