Director Recreation and Waterways – City of Melbourne

Job Title: Director Recreation and Waterways – City of Melbourne
Location: Melbourne
Salary: $220000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-12-05
Reference: JO-1911-98676
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 06, 2019 10:18

Job Description

  • Senior Officer Contract up to five years
  • Support the City of Melbourne to deliver its vision
  • Significant leadership opportunity

The City of Melbourne is seeking dynamic, contemporary people leaders to support the vision of Melbourne as a bold, inspirational and sustainable city.
Melbourne is the fastest growing city in Australia, but also one of the fastest growing cities in the world.
To set ourselves up for success, careful planning for the demands and opportunities presented by our growing population is critical if we are to maintain the prized liveability status for which the city is renowned.
Now is an exciting time to come and join the City of Melbourne as we change how we work together; improving how we leverage our people’s capabilities, skills and knowledge across the organisation ensuring we are all working towards common goals and achievements.
Reporting to the General Manager Community and City Services, the Director Recreation and Waterways is an important role for the City of Melbourne. We are seeking an experienced leader to create an environment that enables the Recreation and Waterways branch to align as one team and deliver outstanding experiences for their customers and key stakeholders. Furthermore, the Director will provide strategic and operational guidance and advice to Council, the Executive Leadership Team and staff regarding policy, planning and project development relating to recreation and waterways infrastructure, projects and services.
To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate executive experience in a related industry, including experience in community services and/or leisure and recreation. You are recognised for your contemporary thinking, commercial acumen, political nous and ability to form and maintain credible relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally. You are an exceptional people leader who is well regarded for building dynamic, inclusive and collaborative teams with a focus on achievement and delivery. Furthermore, you are used to working in a fast paced environment and can balance both innovative strategy and policy development with operational effectiveness.
How to apply…
To apply for this role, please email your resume to, quoting reference number JO-1911-98676 in the subject line of your email. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Clare McCartin on (03) 9929 9518 or Melanie Pecanek on (03) 9929 9587. For a copy of the Position Description please go to 
Applications close 11.45pm (AEDT) Sunday 5th January 2020
The City of Melbourne is committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety. We actively support diversity, inclusion and flexibility in our workplace and in turn are seeking people who can demonstrate and display our City of Melbourne values of accountability, integrity, courage, respect for self and others, and the desire to strive for excellence. Together we Make the Difference. 
The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation and pays respect to their Elders, past and present. We also recognise the strength and value of Aboriginal people and encourage their applications.