Senior Social Infrastructure Planner

Lead the development and implementation of strategic social policy.

Permanent Full-time

Closes next week


Sun 26 May 2024


Policy and Strategy




Permanent Full-time

$105K – $123K Total Remuneration Package

$94K – $110K Base Salary

Location: Maroochydore

Vacancy No: 5056

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 Environment and Sustainability Policy Branch is responsible for advice, advocacy and preparation of strategic policy and planning documents to guide the sustainable future of the natural environment and liveability of the Sunshine Coast.

The Senior Social Infrastructure Planner leads the development, implementation and review of strategic social policy including social infrastructure network planning and project planning. The role provides specialist strategic advice and advocacy on social policy issues and works as part of a highly effective and motivated multidisciplinary team. Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Lead the development, implementation and review of Council’s strategic policy and long-term network planning for social infrastructure.
  • Project manage planning for new social infrastructure projects, including feasibility, functional briefs and concept designs.
  • Provide specialist social planning and social infrastructure strategic policy and network planning advice to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Prepare a strong evidence base for social policy, social infrastructure network planning and project planning.

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

You will be exposed to a depth of knowledge and opportunities to develop leadership and technical skills and a chance to grow with Council. But mostly, you want your work to make a visible impact in the community you love.

You will have demonstrated advanced project management skills with relevance to the role.

You will possess demonstrated analytical and strategic thinking skills and the ability to think logically, creatively and laterally within a multi-disciplinary environment.

As a requirement of this role, you will have formal relevant qualification (Degree) and extensive experience and demonstrated record of achievements in social policy development and strategic social infrastructure network planning within a government context.

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 Ingrid Myhr during business hours on 0419 781 668.

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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