Job Details - Coordinator - Biodiversity Planning

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498337 Planning Contractor Development Planning & Services, Environment, Planning

If you’re an environmental planning leader with the ambition and drive to help Australia’s third largest Council get the balance right between growth and environmental protection - then this job is the challenge you’ve been looking for.

The Moreton Bay Region comprises traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country and boasts an enviable lifestyle with beautiful beaches, waterways and lush hinterlands. It is also experiencing some of the fastest population growth in the country and over the next two decades it will be home to more people than the state of Tasmania.

Our challenge is to protect and enhance our lifestyle, while sensitively planning for this anticipated growth. Our Council has set a new vision for how we want our region to look and feel 20 years from now - Our Moreton Bay. Amazing Places. Natural Spaces. This vision is underpinned by goals to support biodiversity due to its importance to our communities and in ensuring a healthy environment and sustainable lifestyle.

The Environment and Sustainability Policy and Planning Department sits within the Planning Directorate and takes a lead role in developing the strategic environmental and sustainability policies, projects and plans to deliver healthy environments and sustainable outcomes. A major piece of work currently underway is the development of an Environment and Sustainability Strategy that will inform a transition for the Council, community and residents to a sustainable future.

The Department is focused on meeting legislative requirements, community aspirations and Council’s priorities. Its functions are across three branches including; Sustainability Planning, Natural Hazards Planning and Biodiversity Planning. Right now, we are looking for a Coordinator Biodiversity Planning to join the team.

About the Opportunity:

As our Coordinator Biodiversity Planning you will be a key part of the leadership team within the Environment and Sustainability Policy and Planning Department. You will seek to understand and have regard to the organisational contexts in which this role and its functions operate to achieve balanced and positive outcomes.

You will lead and manage a team of environmental and biodiversity specialists as well as contributing to the delivery of the team’s strategic and technical work program. The program covers the development, integration and implementation of key policies and plans relating to biodiversity including Council’s ‘Land Buy Back Program’. The Biodiversity Planning team collaborate across the organisation on other related projects and services to meet the needs of the organisation and the community. 

As a leader within the Environment and Sustainability Policy and Planning Department you will build high level relationships across a range of diverse internal and external stakeholders to ensure quality service and integrated organisational outcomes. You will work collaboratively with the team to drive a high performance, continuous improvement and customer focussed team culture.

About you:

We are seeking someone who has led teams and has a high level knowledge and experience in biodiversity and/or environmental planning, strategic planning and project management. You will have experience working within a government context with the ability to guide your team within this context, in conjunction with the Manager. 

You will have excellent communications skills and experience in managing a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, planners and scientists to drive high performance outcomes in time critical environments with competing stakeholder interests.

You will have demonstrated experience in leading the delivery of a strategic work program, major strategies and plans including multiple complex internal and external-facing projects. 

Our Biodiversity team is a technically diverse group of planners, who are highly collaborative and passionate about achieving high quality results for our community. We are focused on delivering on our corporate values of Service, Teamwork, Integrity, Respect and Sustainability - we are seeking a leader aligned with these values.

The Details: 

Term: 4 year contract
Location: Primarily based in Caboolture
Package: Total Remuneration Package from $173,632 and 5 weeks annual leave

Why join the MBRC Team?

As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay Region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region.

With a diverse workforce of more than 2000 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of nearly 500,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today.

Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:

  • Flexibility at MBRC depends on the type of work you do but could include options such as work from home and flexible days. Talk to us about what flexibility means to you!
  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • We are proud to offer opportunities to develop your career within a local government organisation and our team members are encouraged to undertake study for career development in their area of employment under our Study, Training & Research Scheme (STARS).
  • Generous employer and employee super contribution scheme.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation payments, smartphones and devices.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.
  • We want you and your family to feel well supported when you need it most - as a team member you will have access our 24/7 confidential counselling service, leader support hotline, chaplaincy program and our mates and construction program.

How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role. Applicants will need to attach the following documents:

  • A current resumé or curriculum vitæ
  • A covering letter or expression of interest (maximum 2 pages) which details your suitability for the role.

Role Description

Download File Role Description - Coordinator Biodiversity Planning.pdf

Further Information

To obtain further details please contact our Recruitment Team 

For more information about Moreton Bay Regional Council and to stay across what’s happening in our region, follow us on Linked In - Moreton Bay Regional Council Linked In 


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