Executive Manager Open Space and Environment

Executive Manager Open Space and Environment

Job Title: Executive Manager Open Space and Environment
Location: Hervey Bay, Queensland
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH676_1560988219
Contact Name: Bernard Maude
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 20, 2019 11:50

Job Description

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The Executive Manager of Open Space and Environment will take a leading role in the Fraser Coast Regional Council, delivering Open Space programs and initiatives and promoting sustainable environmental management principles in the Council and the community.

The Executive Manager will make a visible contribution to the community in the management, planning and creation of public spaces and places, parks and open spaces in the Fraser Coast Region.

The Executive Manager will champion the protection of the natural environment with a focus on biodiversity protection and sustainable planning and development. The role leads the development of environmental management policies that ensure sustainability is embedded into Council's work culture and practices. The Executive Manager will lead programmes that will build capacity in the community to care for the environment.

As this is an Executive Management position, Council are seeking a manager who has both strong strategic and delivery management skills.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Develop and implement Open Space programs including review of Parks Hierarchies;
  • Promote sustainable environmental management principles to the community and the Council;
  • Develop strategic policy for open space and environmental management; and
  • Build partnerships with other Council departments to facilitate opportunities for projects and to enhance business outcomes.

Qualifications and Experience

Degree qualification in Urban or Amenity Horticulture, Park Management, Environmental Management, planning, landscape design or similar discipline or 10+ years' experience in a Leadership/Management position.

Fraser Coast Regional Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders, people with a disability, and members of racial, ethnic and ethno-religious minority groups are encouraged to apply.

You must be an Australian Citizen or hold the appropriate visa to work in Australia to apply for this role. Leading Roles will undertake checks to confirm your right to work in Australia at offer stage.

Apply with covering letter addressing the Position section of this information pack.

Applications close: 5.00pm Wednesday 10 July 2019.

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