Permanent Full Time (flexible)

Band 7 $97,402.18 – $108,990.80 + Super + RDO

Yarra City Council’s Statutory Planning Department is looking for an enthusiastic Environmentally Sustainable Development Advisor to join their team.

If you are enthusiastic, innovative, self-motivated and able to work both autonomously and within a team of Statutory Planners who strive to deliver good planning outcomes with environmentally sustainable design principles, then we would like to hear from you!

You will give informal support and verbal advice within the Statutory Planning Branch and provide written referral advice for Statutory Planners. You will work with planning permit applicants and developers to prepare Sustainability Management Plans (SMPs) and Sustainable Design Assessments (SDAs), and encourage and facilitate the use of BESS (Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard), STORM and other relevant ESD assessment tools.  You will also work with other internal departments to ensure sustainability if built into Council building projects.

A knowledge of, or experience of working within a Council Statutory Planning Unit (and using the relevant software), would be beneficial.

As an employee of Yarra City Council, you will have access to a range of employee benefits designed to promote a positive work/life balance, including social club events, wellbeing initiatives, salary sacrifice and gym membership.

Flexible working arrangements (including a monthly rostered day off) are available for this position.

For further information on this role please see the Position Description below or contact Sarah Griffiths, Senior Coordinator Statutory Planning on or 9205 5147.

Applications close 10 October 2019

Please Note: In your application, the selection panel will assess your CV against the technical skills, abilities, and qualifications of the Position Description as well as your separate responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

*This position is subject to satisfactory Police Check prior to commencement. Pre-employment checks are not used by Yarra City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Yarra City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.