Lep Programme And Engagement Manager

Strathfield Municipal Council Part Time Temporary 21/07/2021

Department: Planning, Environment and Urban Services
Team: Landuse Planning
Employment Status: Fixed – Term, up to 12 months
Employment Arrangement: Part-Time, 21 hours per week
Salary: Up to $1785 per week + super, dependent upon qualifications and experience

About Strathfield Council

Strathfield Council is centrally located in Sydney’s Inner-West, half way between Parramatta and Sydney CBD.

We are proud of our culturally diverse area with a variety of land uses ranging from high density residential development to leafy, low density residential neighbourhoods with heritage and streetscape character. We are also home to a range of educational facilities as well as industrial and urban services land.

The Position

The purpose of the position of LEP Programme and Engagement Manager is to improve the physical, environmental, social and economic amenity of the Strathfield community including:

  • To establish and lead the review of the Strathfield LEP 2012 (and SCDCP2005) to meet legislative requirements within the required timeframes;
  • To ensure that Strathfield Local Environmental Plan 2021 aligns with Council’s Local Strategic Planning Statement and the Eastern City District Plan;
  • To oversee the preparation of the supporting evidence base to inform the LEP 2021 and DCP 2022;
  • To ensure the readability, accuracy and consistency of Strathfield LEP 2021 and DCP 2022;
  • To undertake consultation with internal and external stakeholders and collaborate with key internal specialists and other members of the Planning, Environment and Urban Services Department;
  • To develop and implement communications, public exhibition and community engagement at key stages of the LEP review process; and
  • To assist in promoting the image of Council as effective, caring, courteous and professional.


Our ideal candidate will be someone whom demonstrates the following:

  • Tertiary qualification at degree level in Urban Planning, Management or a related discipline;
  • Thorough understanding of relevant legislation, including but not limited to the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979, and the Local Government Act 1993;
  • Demonstrated experience in leading the development and delivery of comprehensive programs to achieve priority objectives in a local government context;
  • Proven management ability of program teams, staff and consultants;
  • Substantial experience in the development and implementation of policies, strategies, and change management initiatives within local government;
  • Demonstrated experience in the design and execution of effective communications and community engagement for a variety of audiences;
  • Demonstrated high level problem solving skills and a proven track record in meeting strict deadlines and balancing competing priorities;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving Council’s values and organisational behaviours;
  • Demonstrated commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity, Work Health and Safety and Cultural Diversity principles; and
  • Hold a Class ‘C’ Driver’s License.

Salary and Conditions:

The salary range for this position will be up to $1785 per week dependent upon the applicant’s qualifications and experience.

This position also offers:

  • The ability to achieve a flexible, work-life balance with a 21- hour working week;
  • Engaging, project-based work;
  • Employment benefits such as leave entitlements and 10% superannuation

Position Description

To review this position description for this role, please click here.

To Apply

Applicants can apply through our online application process:

1. Please fill out your details below and attach any relevant documentation on the next page.
Applications must address the Selection Criteria within the Cover Letter.

2. Review and answer our designated questions before concluding your application.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Kandace Lindeberg, Executive Manager, Landuse Planning on 02 9748 9999.

Applications Close at 10pm, Monday 2nd  August 2021.