City of Sydney

Job Description

Manager – Social Strategy
Organization: City of Sydney
Division: Strategic Development and Engagement
Unit: Strategy and Urban Analytics
Salary: Band 9
Option to work under a 19-day month arrangement
At the City of Sydney, our people are our most important asset and central to achieving our exciting and ambitious ‘Sustainable Sydney 2030–2050 Continuing the Vision” developing a green, global, and connected city. The City of Sydney works to build socially sustainable communities that support a more inclusive Sydney, a city that is also more connected, liveable, and engaged.

 

About the role
As the Manager of Social Strategy you will lead a small team in the strategy development, support implementation planning and drive the evaluation of the City of Sydney’s activities to proactively address the wellbeing and resilience of the city’s communities and respond to key social issues and challenges. You will take a leadership role in ensuring that all aspects of the City for All social sustainability policy and action plan are delivered, measured and evaluated in a systematic and integrated way across the organisation while providing expert advice to the Executive Manager, Executive and Council. You will also be required to integrate content with other strategic areas across the organisation including cultural, economic, transport, land-use planning, sustainability and design.

You will also have a major role in engaging and advocating at a strategic and policy level with State and Federal governments and ensuring that the City’s interests are well represented in dealings with business, professional and community groups.

What we are looking for
To be successful in this role you will have:
  • High level experience dealing with contemporary social sustainability, social planning and housing issues
  • Be accomplished in developing and delivering comprehensive social strategic planning and community consultation processes, in or with government.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of long-term strategic influences, risks and opportunities affecting capital cities combined with strong research, critical thinking, analytical and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated success in effectively managing staff to ensure the highest quality of advice and outputs, as well as relevant tertiary qualifications, are essential.

 

What we are looking for
To be successful in this role you will have:
  • High level experience dealing with contemporary social sustainability, social planning and housing issues
  • Be accomplished in developing and delivering comprehensive social strategic planning and community consultation processes, in or with government.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of long-term strategic influences, risks and opportunities affecting capital cities combined with strong research, critical thinking, analytical and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated success in effectively managing staff to ensure the highest quality of advice and outputs, as well as relevant tertiary qualifications, are essential.

 

What to do now
If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding opportunity, are passionate about Sydney and want to be part of a team that will shape our city for all, we want to hear from you. Please forward an up-to-date copy of your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to [email protected]. If you would like a confidential discussion about this role, please call Lucille on 02 8226 9855.

 

Important to note
  • This is a permanent fulltime role offering between $175,994 – $197,600 + super depending on relevant skills and experience.
  • This role will require a national criminal check and pre-employment health declaration.
  • The City has mandated vaccination for all employees and the successful applicant will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and value diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage all applicants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, LGBTIQ and culturally diverse communities to join Council.
  • The City will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via the above email or phone.
Closing Date: 11:59 pm, Thursday 22nd June 2023

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