Mitchell Shire Council - Recreation and Open Space Planner

• Lead the development and implementation of policies, strategies and plans for recreation and open space services
• Maximise community access to and participation in sports, leisure and physical activity with a focus on access, equity and inclusion
• Drive strategy through evidence and community engagement

Permanent Full Time Band 7 Position: $94,697 – $105,930 p.a. plus superannuation and monthly accrued day off
Flexible working arrangements are encouraged to meet your lifestyle needs with excellent
remote working capabilities

Do you have a passion for improving the health and wellbeing of your community? Maybe participation in physical activity has provided you with the lifelong benefits of good physical and mental health as well as social connectedness? If so, would you like to support your community through participating in sport, fitness, recreation or leisure activities? If you answered YES to these questions, we want to hear from you.

Mitchell Shire Council recognises the importance of an active, healthy and engaged community and strives to offer a range of high-quality facilities, programs and opportunities to encourage lifelong participation in physical activity.

We are seeking a passionate, collaborative, inclusive strategic thinker to develop strong relationships across the community and Council to establish, develop and deliver the strategic direction of recreation and open space programming, services and facility provision in the municipality.

To be successful in this role, you will have a proven ability to develop and implement strategic plans, policies, projects and services. You understand and can manage diverse and competing stakeholder needs and you provide innovative solutions to deliver community focused outcomes. Undertaking research and data analysis, following industry trends, engaging with and understanding your community and reporting your evidence-based research on sport, recreation and leisure trends is what you do.

Ideally, you will have relevant and diverse experience in a similar role in Local Government or the broader sector with a transferable skill set to meet the needs of this position.

If you are passionate about data driven research with an ability to create and implement strategy, programs and services that supports Council’s vision, download the position description here Recreation and Open Space Planner and follow the application process as outlined.

Applications close on Monday 12 June 2023, 5.00pm AEST 

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