About the role
In this exciting role of Senior Corporate Planning and Performance Officer, you will contribute to how the organisation plans and strategizes for success – in the case of local government, this means achieving great outcomes for our community.
As a vital member of the Corporate Strategy, Planning, and Performance team, you'll play a crucial role in supporting the Corporate Planning and Performance Lead. With a focus on corporate and business planning, performance measurement and organisational reporting, you’ll also contribute to the preparation of Council's Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) documents in accordance with the Local Government Act. As part of the Business Transformation department, you will also get the opportunity to be involved in some other exciting initiatives, projects and workshops.
Collaboration and innovation are at the heart of our team's values. We contribute to positive outcomes for Council and the community and have fun doing so. You will get to work with the many diverse teams across our organisation and connect with the numerous talented individuals who make up Penrith City Council.
We are currently in an exciting period of change as we embark on improving the way we do business planning, organisational reporting and performance measurement. This is a great opportunity to help shape and redefine Council's planning and reporting strategies and processes for the present and into the future.
At our organisation, we prioritise flexibility, recognising the importance of work-life balance. In this role, you'll enjoy a supportive work environment where we strive to accommodate individual preferences and needs, while still getting the job done and ensuring collaboration with colleagues, customers, and Council.
We are seeking an appropriately qualified, enthusiastic team player with a can-do attitude, who is conscientious and proactive in their approach to work. Attention to detail is a must, and significant experience in corporate planning, performance measurement, and reporting is crucial. You can manage multiple tasks and responsibilities with ease while ensuring that you deliver top-quality results within the given deadlines.
You love working with data and enjoy finding new ways to use technology to help improve organisational performance. You can present complex information in an easy-to-understand format, making it easier for Council, management and your colleagues to make informed decisions.
You are an effective communicator that builds rapport and negotiates win-win outcomes that supports you in establishing and maintaining strong connections with a wide range of stakeholders.
Does this sound like you? then take the leap and submit your application today!
In addition to this role, we are also advertising an amazing opportunity for a Corporate Planning and Performance Officer.
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!
The Business Transformation (BT) department is within the Corporate Services directorate and includes the following critical functions: Corporate Strategy, Planning & Performance, Business Systems, Project Management Office (PMO) and Business Improvement (BI).
The key drivers for BT include the delivery of strategic direction and performance measurement through the Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) Framework, optimisation of business portfolio investment, leading and mobilisation of continuous improvement, and uplifting organisational Business Transformation capability.
- Tertiary qualification in Local Government, Business, Public Administration, Organisational Development, Communications, Planning or relevant field.
- A solid understanding of relevant local government legislation and policy, including Integrated Planning and Reporting.
- Demonstrated excellent written, verbal and online communication skills.
- Experience in collecting, analysing, interpreting, collating and presenting data and information.
- Experience in developing performance measures.
- Experience meeting deadlines and managing multiple tasks.
- Customer relationship, facilitation, liaison and negotiation skills.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Advanced skills with Excel and Power BI.
- Experience producing content suited to a range of formats and audiences, including online and accessibility requirements.
- Experience in working with planning and reporting software.
- Previous experience working in local government.
Commencing salary: From $96,099.00 per annum - $111,238.00 per annum, plus 10.5% Superannuation
This position requires the worker to be double vaccinated against COVID-19 or to hold a medical contraindication certificate.
You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.
Visit careers.penrith.city to view the position description, find out more information about employment with Penrith City Council and submit your application.
Applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection criteria (listed above) as a part of their cover letter in the 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 Craig Shepherd, Corporate Planning and Performance Lead, on 4732 7421.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.