Manager, Strategic Planning and Prosperity | Southern Downs Regional Council | QLD

  • Forward-thinking regional Council
  • Drive key change agenda
  • Exceptional work/life balance

One of Queensland’s iconic rural regions, The Southern Downs offers an idyllic environment situated on the New South Wales border and in the shadow of the Great Dividing Range. Home to 32,000 residents and with a strong economic foundation based on horticulture, agriculture, commerce, manufacturing and tourism, the area offers an exceptional work/life balance.

Council is looking for a Manager, Strategic Planning and Prosperity who can both lead from the front and inspire by example. Your overall objective will be to facilitate sustainable development and growth within the Region.

Your proactive customer service skills and ability to forge relationships with business and industry will be the cornerstone of your success in this planning and economic development role. You will build and develop your own team while instilling a culture of collaboration and service excellence. Tertiary qualified in Planning or a related discipline, you will have exceptional stakeholder relationship skills, a good understanding of the nexus between development and economic development.

By focusing on improving the customer experience, you will fast track economic development and growth for the Southern Downs region. You will bring fresh ideas and a collegiate approach to supporting our tourism, business and industry sectors.

You will build and develop your own team while instilling a culture of collaboration, safety and service excellence. You will be the first point of contact within the business on all matters relating to Planning and Prosperity. Other key specifics will include the development and implementation of the Planning Scheme and departmental budget management.

Tertiary qualified in Planning or a related discipline, you will have exceptional stakeholder relationship skills and the leadership qualities to inspire, motivate and influence by example. You have a genuine community focus, thrive on collaboration and experience with Infrastructure and Strategic Planning within a Local Government environment would be a distinct advantage.

These are exciting and challenging times at Southern Downs, so if you are ready to have a key influence over major change initiatives, this is the ideal role.

For a position description and to apply for this role, visit mcarthur.com.au and search under

ref. number 139384.

For a confidential conversation, please contact Rob Daly on (07) 3211 9700.

Applications close: Friday 30th August 2019.