Manager, Parks and Natural Environment
- Be part of a municipality well known for its natural environment
- Lead a positive and engaged team
- Community interfacing role
The Parks and Natural Environment Department provides highly visible and impactful services for the community. Building on strong community support for the portfolio, Council seeks innovation and adoption of industry best practice to ensure that it remains at the forefront of achieving place making excellence.
Reporting to the Director, Infrastructure, you will lead a large team overseeing the maintenance and development of Council’s open space, sports fields, horticulture and park assets. You will oversee Council’s nursery and take carriage of key strategies and policies related to the natural environment. Establishing, building and maintaining relationships with community groups, sports clubs, parks users and the general community is a key and highly rewarding component of the position.
The successful candidate will bring substantial experience of leading maintenance services and strategy development in the areas of parks and the natural environment. Other related experience in recreation or similar will be considered. Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills are necessary, along with a track record in continuous improvement.
Located 15 kilometres east of Melbourne’s CBD, the City of Whitehorse is a major hub of cultural, commercial, business and innovative activity in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Its almost 179,000 residents live in the suburbs of Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Burwood, Burwood East, Forest Hill, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North, Nunawading, Surrey Hills, Vermont and Vermont South. The city is culturally diverse.
At Whitehorse City Council, community is at the heart of everything we do. To stay ahead of the evolving changes and needs of the community, the organisation is undertaking an exciting transformation journey that will transform ways of working and will empower employees to be innovative and constantly striving towards providing excellent customer experience at all times.
The successful candidate must provide evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.
Applications close: Tuesday, 10 May 2022
To apply – Click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference WHCmpn0422, addressing your cover letter, responses to key selection criteria and resume to David Baber of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for a confidential discussion.