Vacancy Details

Manager City Strategy (CS120)

Here is a diverse role with an opportunity to lead and inspire an enthusiastic team of professionals incorporating strategic landuse planning, economic development and recreation strategy to facilitate development and growth for Wagga Wagga. You will lead a relatively small team that has a wide and extensive range of influence on the future of the City.

If you value a challenging, diverse and rapidly evolving working environment which provides the opportunity to make a difference, don’t miss this opportunity to be part of something great.

  • Attractive remuneration package on offer  
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Access to Council’s Leaseback Vehicle Policy
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Generous leave entitlements 
  • Access to Council’s Flexible Working Hours Agreement.

The City of Wagga Wagga is seeking a motivated and inspiring leader to join our management team in the position of Manager City Strategy. We are looking for someone to lead our City Strategy team to create an attractive, liveable and competitive City promoting sustainable growth, investment and employment.

Your new role:
This role has a unique opportunity to lead our partnership with the NSW Government to develop the Wagga Special Activation Precinct, one of only 5 in NSW, which will create and deliver 4,000 jobs supported by major infrastructure investment and rollout by the NSW Government.

This multi-faceted role is responsible for developing and implementing key strategies relating to land use, economic development, recreation and community infrastructure. You will have the opportunity to improve and enhance liveability and attract investment across the city and region. Your consultation and communication skills will be utilised to engage the community to ensure we provide for and sustain our community in the long term.  

You will support economic growth of the city through key partnerships with business and industry, attracting investment opportunities and providing advice to assist with the relocation and expansion of commerce in Wagga Wagga.

What you will need to succeed:
To be successful in this role, you will have qualifications and significant experience in either urban landuse planning and strategy, economic development or recreation strategy and implementation. You will also possess organisational leadership experience and management skills, together with strong communication and negotiation skills.

What you need to do now:
All applications must include three (3) documents:

  • Covering letter,
  • Current Resume, and
  • Statement including examples, where appropriate, that addresses the Position Criteria contained within the Position Description (a template has been provided below for your use within applications).

What is next?

Applications close Monday, 9 November 2020 @ midnight AEST with interviews to be held in the week commencing 16 November 2020.  

If you are interested in this role and would like more information, please contact Michael Keys on 02 6926 9118.

As part of the recruitment process, pre-employment checks will be conducted in line with requirements of the position including a functional health assessment to ensure candidates can meet the inherent physical requirements of the role.

Council is an inclusive employer. We strive to reflect the community in which we work, as a result we welcome and encourage applications from skilled people from all walks of life. This includes women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with a disability, sexually and gender diverse people, people with lived experience and people of all ages.