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Senior Policy Planner
  • Dynamic and Supportive Team Environment, flexible working arrangements
  • 3 Year Contract
  • MOA Level 7 - $113,744 - $120,591 per annum, plus super

Who we are:

The City of Salisbury is a local government entity and encompasses an area of 158km2. We are a customer focused organisation, providing essential services to residents and visitors, in a dynamic and flexible working environment.

This position sits with the Strategic Urban Planning team within the City Shaping Team.  It is responsible for Strategic Planning, Masterplanning and Policy amendments under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.  It also delivers the City's Corporate Plan, the City Plan and is responsible for delivery of the Council's Sustainability Strategy. The City Shaping Team also includes the Economic Development and the Polaris Business Centre.

The City Shaping team is a collaborative team who work together and with other Council teams to explore solutions and deliver quality outcomes to the City of Salisbury community. 

The role:

The Senior Policy Planner is responsible for the delivery and advice on amendment to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.

The role will also work in an integrated manner with the broader team to work on a range of strategies and projects including masterplans


  • Undertake, coordinate and manage strategic policy projects
  • Undertake research and provide advice regarding emerging urban challenges and opportunities to achieve the outcomes articulated within the City Plan
  • Undertake community engagement
  • Provide high quality and timely advice to Council and other Stakeholders.

Specialist Skills & experience:

  • A tertiary qualification in Urban and Regional Planning or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to apply high level strategic and innovative thinking to complex and sensitive planning issues.
  • Significant experience with the preparation, processes, engagement and delivery of development policy amendments.
  • Proven Project Management skills
  • Strong and effective writing, presentation skills.

Why you want to join this Team!

City of Salisbury is renowned as an employer of choice, offering outstanding working conditions, which include:

  1. Comprehensive Benefits Package: Employees at City of Salisbury enjoy a robust benefits package includes income protection insurance for personal illnesses or injuries, health and wellness programs designed to support their overall well-being including skin checks, health seminars, flu vaccinations and free access to counselling sessions for you or your immediate family through our Employee Assistance Programs.
  2. Professional Development Opportunities: The City prioritises continuous learning and career growth, offering employees access to training workshops, seminars, study leave, and tuition reimbursement programs to enhance their skills and expertise.
  3. Work-Life Balance Initiatives: Recognising the importance of work-life balance, City of Salisbury promotes flexible work arrangements and generous leave policies, flexi-time and opportunities to purchase additional annual leave.
  4. Inclusive and Supportive Workplace Culture: Diversity and inclusivity are core values at City of Salisbury, fostering a supportive environment where all employees are valued and respected.
  5. Community Engagement: Employees have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact through various community engagement initiatives supported by the City.

These outstanding working conditions reflect City of Salisbury's commitment to attracting and retaining top talent, promoting employee well-being, and fostering a positive and productive work environment.

Further information is available by accessing the Position Description.

Specific enquiries can be made to Sally Jenkin, Team Leader Strategic Urban Planning on 0407678440.

Applications close 5 pm, Monday 22 July 2024.

People who are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity as well as people of culturally diverse backgrounds and of diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Ref: AH000555
Submitted: 03-07-2024

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