Manager Planning, Community & Compliance

If you are looking for an opportunity to take your career to the next level and put your fantastic people management and leadership skills to the test, then now is the time to join Council and contribute to the next phase of our journey.

Posted 11 January 2019 - Closes 01 February 2019

Salary: Senior Officer Package

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About the role:

If you possess contemporary leadership skills and the confidence to lead the organisation through a period of considerable change, focusing on improvements in customer service, communication, leadership, accountability and strategic planning, then we want to hear from you.

Applicants will have tertiary qualifications relevant to the role for which they are applying and will be expected to have the capabilities, knowledge and experience set out in the position description to achieve positive outcomes for Council. Extensive leadership experience with well-developed interpersonal skills will enable you to work collaboratively as a member of the Senior Leadership Team and in the interests of Council and the community.

An attractive Senior Officer remuneration package including full private motor vehicle use will be negotiated commensurate with the successful applicant’s skills, abilities and experience.

About Us:

Ararat Rural City Council is located 2 hours north west of Melbourne and is a growing regional centre, a trend which is predicted to continue as more people pursue a tree change lifestyle with all essential services at their fingertips. By working at Ararat Rural City Council, you will be contributing to the provision of services that meet the needs and enrich the lives of the Ararat community.

We recognise that our employees are the key to making a difference and delivering our vision for a vibrant and sustainable community. You will be joining a team that is committed to servicing our community in a friendly and professional way. We offer fantastic employee conditions including flexible working options, health and wellbeing program, professional development opportunities and much more.

 To Apply:

Please click on ‘apply now’ and submit the following:
-          A cover letter
-          Your resume (including 2 work related referees)
-          A completed Key Selection Criteria form (This can be found in the Position Description).
For more information, please contact the People & Culture team on (03) 5355 0200 or


Applications close:  Friday 1 February at 4.00pm.