GM Strategy, Planning & Climate Change - City of Melbourne

Job Title: GM Strategy, Planning & Climate Change - City of Melbourne
Location: Melbourne
Salary: To be discussed
Start Date: 2019-12-05
Reference: JO-1911-98677
Contact Name: Olivia O’Shea
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 06, 2019 10:19

Job Description

  • Senior Officer Contract up to five years
  • Enable the City’s future to be imagined and realised
  • High profile 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.

This critical leadership role, reporting directly to the CEO, has become available at the City of Melbourne: GM Strategy, Planning & Climate Change.  As a key member of the Executive Leadership Team, this role has a dual focus; whole of organisational leadership and setting a clear direction for the division to continue delivering on Council’s strategic priorities. This role provides leadership to six branches – City Strategy, Planning and Building, Climate Change Action, Aboriginal Melbourne and Resilient Melbourne.

We are seeking an experienced leader that that has the strategic foresight to shape the future direction of our city through evidence based policies and strategies.  This role will enhance and extend relationships with the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments, Traditional Owners and create opportunities to partner through industry and private sector to deliver outcomes for the community.  

To be successful in this role, you have proven executive experience in the development of key strategies and policies. Thinking globally and acting locally, you are recognised for your contemporary and creative thinking, 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 an absolute focus on achievement and delivery.

How to apply…
To apply for this role, please email your resume to, quoting reference number JO-1911-98677 in the subject line of your email. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Clare McCartin on (03) 9929 9518 or Jarrod McLauchlan on (03) 9929 9515. 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.