Senior Coordinator Parks Planning

City of Ryde Full Time Permanent 18/06/2024
  • High profile position leading a small team
  • Contribute to the strategic planning for Council's open spaces
  • Enjoy RDO's | Hybrid working | Employer of Choice

About Us

City of Ryde, just 12 kilometres from Sydney CBD, is a place of unique lifestyle and opportunity. It is home to an engaged and culturally diverse community of around 130,000 people, and a strong and growing Smart City economy including more than 13,000 local businesses, Macquarie Park, world-class hospitals, and a leading university. All balanced with beautiful bushland, riverfront parks, open spaces, and sport facilities.

Our council delivers a broad range of services, projects, programs, and events. We are actively committed to innovation, sustainability, resilience and providing exceptional customer experiences, and this relies on attracting and keeping great people. We offer a range of benefits, including flexible work arrangements, health and wellbeing programs, a learning and development program including study support, and a reward and recognition program.

About the Role

The City of Ryde is undergoing extensive residential and commercial development now and into the future creating both challenges and new opportunities in planning for the future use of public spaces across our City. We have an outstanding opportunity for an experienced open space planning professional to join us on a permanent basis.

The Senior Coordinator Parks Planning achieves Council's goals through planning, facilitating and coordinating a complex and diverse program of non-capital projects. These programs are across a range of service accountabilities, specifically, the role will be a key interface between the City Shaping Department and other relevant Departments within Council. This will include providing input into Development Proposals, requests for Technical advice, and project collaboration across the City Shaping division. The role will also be accountable for the development of strategic documents and Master Plans to assist with planning for our City's parks and spaces.

About You

Leading a small team of open space specialists, you will use your blend of non-capital project development knowledge, team motivational skills, and relationship building experience to coordinate the team. You are a highly effective and influential communicator who uses their exceptional collaboration skills to provide specialist advice and guidance on open space related planning matters. You're adept at presenting well evidenced and highly articulate material and proposals to senior leaders.

In addition, you will also have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Landscape Architecture, Recreation, Project Management or related experience
  • Ability to apply theoretical outcomes detailed in NSW Government and City of Ryde Open Spaces Planning documents, to develop proposals
  • A comprehensive understanding of planning policy and strategy relating to public and open space
  • Demonstrated understanding of project management techniques and principles
  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply the Local Government Act and other relevant legislation in the management of public open space
  • Demonstrated ability to confidently undertake community consultation in relation to the development of Park planning documents and prepare reports for the consideration of the Executive Leadership Team and Council
  • Prepare and submit applications for grants and manage the acquittal process

Please note: In line with Council's COVIDSafe Workplace Policy & Procedure all staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Your commencing annual salary will range from $110,713 to $129,165 + Superannuation, dependent on your experience and qualifications.

Culture & Benefits

  • Private use leaseback vehicle
  • Commitment to providing opportunities for work/life balance
  • Hybrid work from home and office arrangements available for eligible positions
  • Flexibility regarding start and finish times to suit your lifestyle
  • Work 37.5 hours and enjoy a rostered day off approx. every 3 weeks
  • Long service leave after 5 years, then accrued monthly
  • 18 weeks paid parental leave (for eligible employees)
  • 3 extra grant days at Christmas to ensure you have time to enjoy the holiday
  • Annual performance reviews and Award increases
  • Opportunity to sign up as a fitness passport member
  • Various health & well-being initiatives (i.e. flu vaccinations, etc.)

How to apply

Please ensure you give full answers to the online application questions, showcasing your abilities and experience. Your answers, in conjunction with your resume, will determine if you are invited to an interview.

Please note you do not need a "password" to use our on-line application system, however you have the option save and return to your application prior to the closing date. In addition to answering the online questions, this position requires you to attach your Resume to complete the application process. Please note, you are not required to submit a cover letter or a statement addressing selection criteria.

Closing Date: Sunday 7 July 2024 at 11:30pm

If you would like to know more, please see the position description or contact Simon James on 0439 438 995 for a confidential discussion.

City of Ryde is committed to Equal Employment and Child Safety