Coordinator Corporate Planning and Reporting

Coordinate a team providing purposeful work for the Council and the community

Permanent Full-time

Closes next week


Sun 26 May 2024


Policy and Strategy




Permanent Full-time

$128K – $145K Total Remuneration Package

$114K – $129K Base Salary

Location: Maroochydore

Vacancy No: 5086

Permanent - Full-time

Applications close: Sunday, 26 May 2024 11:59pm AEST

Why work with us?

At Council, we’re proud of our region. We collaborate with community to achieve truly sustainable outcomes, enhance our enviable lifestyle, and create award-winning places and spaces that are uniquely Sunshine Coast. So, if you love it here as much as we do, and you want to shape our region for the future – you’ll want to join our team!

With the vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region - Healthy, Smart, and Creative, council is at the forefront of delivering a number of region-shaping projects that will see the region become a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity, along with opportunities and a lifestyle for all to enjoy.

About the Role

The Strategy and Policy Coordination Branch provides high level support and advice to the organisation in driving the strategic direction of Council, overseeing the delivery of corporate planning, performance and reporting priorities as well as building key internal and external relationships and funding partnerships.

The Coordinator Corporate Planning and Reporting supports the development and implementation of the integrated planning and reporting framework, including drafting of the corporate plan and operational plans and associated reporting that incorporate best practice research to effectively embed into prioritisation and resource allocation.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and draft the corporate and operational plans in consultation with key stakeholders, including the Council, Executive Leadership Team, broader leadership and as informed by community engagement activities.
  • Develop, monitor and review integrated planning and reporting frameworks and processes, including benchmarking to ensure Council maintains contemporary practices and has effective approaches to align planning and resourcing.
  • Undertake an annual review of council’s operating environment, including consideration of global, national and regional risks and opportunities to inform Council priorities and resource allocation.
  • Design, deliver and embed community engagement activities that inform corporate planning and resource allocation processes.
  • Coordinate and deliver high quality corporate reports, including the quarterly and annual reports.

This position is based at the Sunshine Coast City Hall, in the heart of Maroochydore CBD. This state of the art and sustainable building is designed to achieve an innovative and collaborative workspace.

About you

As a Coordinator in Planning and Reporting you will be an exceptional communicator with outstanding writing skills and proven experience drafting public facing documents such as strategies, corporate plans and policies.

You will possess knowledge of integrated planning and reporting frameworks with demonstrated competence in establishing approaches to align strategic outcomes and prioritise delivery in a large entity.

You will have demonstrated excellent research skills with a proven ability to think logically, creatively and laterally to implement practical approaches and lead positive change.

As a requirement of this role, you will have formal tertiary qualification and equivalent experience in Strategic Management, Business, Commerce, Public Administration or other relevant subject matter.

Our Culture & Employee Benefits

Council is committed to creating an inclusive, culturally diverse, healthy, skilled and dedicated workplace culture. As an employee you will enjoy a range of benefits and working styles to suit you:

  • Wellbeing: Your wellbeing is important to us therefore we offer a number of different initiatives such as discounted health related memberships, fitness passport, employee assistance program and development opportunities. 
  • Flexibility: We know it is important to balance life and work, therefore we offer flexible working including a 9-day fortnight and a hybrid WFH model that help you be your best.
  • Extras: Those extras make a difference therefore we offer salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation, smartphones and devices. We also pay you 17.5% leave loading and generous Superannuation where council will contribute 12% Superannuation in addition to your 6% superannuation contribution.

How to apply

Your written application should include:

  • A 1-2 page cover letter demonstrating your ability to fulfil the mandatory and desirable requirements on the Position Profile. Keep the key responsibilities in mind when addressing this criteria; and
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.

Once you have these two documents ready, click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts to complete your application.

Further Information

Helpful information to assist you in completing your application is available on the Sunshine Coast Council website.

To learn more about Council’s vision and projects, you can view the Corporate Plan 2023-2027.

For specific enquiries contact Luke Flanagan during business hours on 0409 325 209.

We're working hard to create an inclusive workplace that reflects the diverse community we serve. If you require adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process, please reach out to the Recruitment Team [email protected].

At Sunshine Coast Council, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background including First Nations, disability, religion and sexual orientation. To deliver the best service to our region we want a workforce that reflects the diverse community that we serve. Sunshine Coast Council strongly encourages all suitable applicants to apply for this role.

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