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Social Planning Officer - Community Infrastructure

Melton City Council
  • Full Time Permanent Position
  • Salary Range $94,283 - $105,385 pa + 9.5% Super + RDO

About Melton City Council

The City of Melton is a place where everyone belongs, and we want you to enjoy the benefits that best work for you and your stage of life. We offer generous leave and flexibility that best suits your lifestyle and countless opportunities for professional and personal development. You'll be able to work close to home and have new cafes and shops opening every day amongst the heritage buildings and open green spaces of one of Melbourne's fastest growing municipalities.

The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for an energetic and self-motivated person to assume the role of Social Planning Officer in an exciting and rapidly changing environment. Reporting to the Coordinator, you will be a key member of the Social Planning and Wellbeing team. The Social Planning Officer will help create a vibrant and connected community in one of Melbourne’s fastest growing areas through their expertise in community infrastructure planning and social policy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead Council’s approach to community infrastructure planning
  • Develop and implement strategy and policy in response to the social, health and wellbeing issues facing a diverse and growing community
  • Contribute to the development of the Council and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025

About You

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Degree in social planning or related field with substantial experience in social policy and community infrastructure planning, preferably in a local government setting
  • Awareness and understanding of the socio-economic and political context of issues impacting upon community infrastructure planning and the health and wellbeing of a diverse, growing community
  • Strategy and policy development skills
  • Project management skills
  • Research and data analysis skills
  • Stakeholder engagement and management skills

Culture and Values

Our vision for our community is to be: “a thriving community where everyone belongs” and that means there’s a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

We are Vibrant Melton. Our values are:

  • Motivate
  • Empower
  • Lead
  • Trust
  • Open
  • Nurture


There are a number of great reasons why our people love working at Melton City Council:

  • 19 Day Month
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carer Leave
  • Family Room available including Breastfeeding Facilities (Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace accredited)
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Social Club Activities
  • Subsidised Uniforms

To read more about our benefits visit https://meltoncity-staff-benefits.applynow.net.au/.

How to Apply

For further information about the position, please contact Jayde McBurnie, Acting Coordinator Social Planning and Wellbeing on 9747 5917.

To view Position Description and to apply, click Apply Now.

To be eligible for employment at Melton City Council you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or be legally entitled to work in Australia.

At Melton City Council we care for our people, we're committed to the professional growth of our employees and support balance and flexibility. If you want to work with talented, passionate people and build a thriving and vibrant community, we encourage you to apply. We strongly encourage job applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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