About the organisation
At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and a finalist in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:
- A range of flexible work arrangements
- 18 weeks paid maternity leave
- Health and wellbeing leave
- 15 days personal leave
- Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education
- Diverse salary packaging
- And much, much more!
About the Department
Penrith City Council’s City Strategy Department leads the development of a strategy framework to guide future planning of Penrith. This includes the development of long term land use planning strategies and policies, regional planning and place-based planning projects. In developing strategy, the Department develops and maintains long term stakeholder relationships to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of a series of projects, involving local, state and federal Governments. In addition, the City Strategy Department leverages opportunities including commitments through the Western Sydney City Deal.
About the Role
The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about sourcing, collating and analysing data to provide sound evidence to inform Council’s planning priorities and future development.
We are looking for an individual who can:
- Show initiative, multi-task and prioritise
- Effectively use the Microsoft suite of applications, particularly in Microsoft Excel
- Work independently and collaboratively within a team
- Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in their approach to work
You will have the ability to translate a range of social and economic data into well-thought out and detailed story-telling about the economic, social and land use planning trends in and around Penrith.
- Tertiary qualification in Urban Planning, Economics, Property, Business, Social Science or related area.
- Demonstrated research and data analytical skills including sound ability to source and analyse data using MS Excel and to interpret and report social, economic and other related data in clear concise text and meaningful charts.
- Demonstrated experience in research and formulation of policy for social, economic and/or environmental outcomes.
- Strong written skills, with an ability to write clearly and succinctly for a variety of purposes and audiences, and strong interpersonal skills with experience working collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
- Effective organisational and time management skills, including the ability to work with limited supervision as part of a small team.
- Demonstrated proficiency using the Microsoft Office suite applications MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- An understanding of issues facing Penrith and Western Sydney region
- Experience working in local government, the public sector or a large, diverse organisation
- Experience using data platforms such as REMPLAN, id.com and/or using GIS software
Commencing Salary: $80,034.00 - $92,642.00 per annum, plus 9.5% Superannuation
You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.
To view the position description and submit your application, please visit careers.penrith.city
In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the Essential and Desirable selection criteria (listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.
Completed applications must be received by 11.55pm on the closing date. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.
For further information about the position, please contact Anne Hurni, Coordinator Research and Policy, on 4732 7661.
Council practices EEO and WHS principles.
Penrith City Council is committed to ensuring the safety of our people and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of our employees are currently working remotely or in a way that is different to normal, which may impact our recruitment processes including time to respond to applicants and conducting online interviews instead of in-person. Some roles may also require temporary remote working arrangements; if applicable, this will be discussed with you at the time of interview.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.