First listed on: 17 February 2021
Manager Economic and Place Development
  • Salary: Salary commensurate with experience + monthly ADO + Superannuation
  • Permanent Full Time
  • Apply now if you share our belief in community & want to make a difference
Manager Economic and Place Development

• Strategic and high profile role
• Driving revitalization and economic growth
• Competitive remuneration and monthly ADO

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work. Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.

Reporting to the Director Planning and Place, this role is responsible for the setting the strategic direction for the economic development and growth across the City, with a focus on destination attraction and revitalization. You will drive initiatives between businesses, industry and community that support growth and prosperity in our local economy, working with Government, business and large private sector organizations to increase tourism and employment. This dynamic, strategic and highly visible role within council and the community will actively market Stonnington as a thriving, iconic and vibrant destination of choice.

We are using an external agency called Davidsons Executive to recruit for this position. Please do not apply through City of Stonnington website. Please visit or contact Vanessa Huxley from Davidson's on 0417 708 112.

As a passionate and proven leader, you will apply your experience leading projects with a strong public impact. You know how to deliver significant economic improvement to businesses, enabling you to be a key player in building a thriving and sustainable community in Stonnington. We invite you to bring a growth mindset with an ability to create strategies that stimulate our changing economy. Experience within Local Government is not essential, however, you will need the ability to navigate the complexities of Local and State Government to deliver outcomes, working collaborating with businesses. Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills are essential.

Relevant qualifications in Business, Tourism, Economics or similar is essential.

City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Vanessa Huxley on 0417 708 112.

Work for Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.

To apply for this role, please visit and search for the job. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Vanessa Huxley on 0417 708 112. Please note, applications for this role close on the 26th February 2021.

Submitting your application

We are no longer using Position Descriptions or Key Selection Criteria. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you can ‘deliver’ the aspects of the role and that you have got what is needed to ‘thrive’. These are the top two sections in the Success Profile below. You do not need to have a heading of each point or address each point individually. Recommended no more than 2 pages for your cover letter.

If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to discuss an alternative application process please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition Team 8290 1333.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

For further information on how to apply contact the Council’s Recruitment Officer on Ph: 03 8290 1333.
For position related queries, please contact Vanessa Huxley - Davidsons on Ph: 0417 708 112

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