Coordinator Statutory Planning [YMV962]

Coordinator Statutory Planning [YMV962]

31 Aug
Surf Coast Shire Council

31 Aug

Surf Coast Shire Council


Coordinator Statutory Planning

Permanent Full Time
$116,201 - $128,563 pa (plus 11% super and annual pay increases)

Vehicle Option Available
Flexible working arrangements available including flexitime & WFH

Who we are

We at Surf Coast Shire Council care about our people and our region, we exist to support our growing community and environment to thrive. A region full of spectacular coastline, scenic rainforests, rural hinterland and magnificent beaches, not to mention the Great Ocean Road hence why it is one of the tourist draw cards of Australia and among the fastest growing regional municipalities in Victoria.

Our employees play a vital role in creating an innovative, safe, respectful and supportive workplace,

living our values and delivering exceptional services to our thriving community and it’s why our Council is committed to providing a workplace culture of equity, inclusion and diversity that eliminates all forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying. We value the uniqueness of individuals and provide an environment in which all employees are able to contribute to our success.

Our employees enjoy a supportive and connected culture, offering flexible work-life balance through hybrid flexible working options, career development and opportunities, award winning staff wellbeing program and a relaxed coastal lifestyle, what more can you want?

Your New Career
Our Statutory Planning team is regularly rated the highest performing peri-urban planning team and ranked in the top 20 planning teams in Victoria, implementing the Surf Coast Planning Scheme which is diverse, and responsive to the variety of land uses that the Shire has to offer.

About the role:

A key focus for the role is to lead an excellent customer focused planning service that is reflective of the unique qualities of the Surf Coast Shire and consistent with the purpose of the Planning and Compliance Department ‘to help people understand and adhere to the planning system and balance varied interests to achieve enhanced outcomes, so that our environment and communities thrive and grow’.

As one of two Coordinators for Statutory Planning this position offers an opportunity to establish yourself in a leadership role, jointly leading the team in the delivery of a wide scope of planning work to our community from bushfire management to managing growth and tourism development to protection of our coastal areas and rural hinterland.

About you

You will be an enthusiastic and motivated planning professional, who will in partnership with the other Coordinator Statutory Planning,

lead a high performing statutory planning team focused on delivering a valued customer service experience to the Surf Coast Community.

Mandatory Requirements (Skills & Experience)

- Tertiary qualification in Town Planning or equivalent with experience in statutory planning
- Ability to work collaboratively and in partnership with the other Coordinator Statutory Planning to manage and lead the team
- Ability to jointly lead the team to deliver pragmatic, consistent and desired outcomes
- Experience in leading the team to deliver a highly customer focused experience with all customers interacting with the Surf Coast Shire Planning Unit
- Experience in leading motivating, managing teams and embedding a defined team culture
- Recognised as a people person with excellent internal and external relationship management and communication skills

What you’ll love

- Flexible working arrangements including working from home and flexi time options and fortnightly RDO’s
- Career development & learning opportunities, we help our people grow
- Purchase of additional annual leave
- Free onsite parking
- Leave loading
- Employee Assistance Program and award winning staff wellbeing program

The successful applicant will also need to meet the below criteria:

- Current Victorian driver’s license
- A current WWCC
- A current Police Check

How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must have the permanent right to live and work in Australia.

Applications must include:

- a cover letter
- a statement addressing the selection criteria
- a copy of your resume

For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit

Submit your application by 5pm on 14 September 2023. If you would like to discuss this role, please contact Dee Gomes on 5261 0600.

Surf Coast Shire Council is an equal opportunity and child safe employer and completes police checks for all employees

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