Graduate Strategic Planner

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North Sydney Council administers the North Sydney local government area on Sydney’s picturesque lower North Shore. Our 400 employees look after 77,000 residents spread across 10 square kilometres of land on the foreshores of Sydney Harbour providing spectacular harbour views, beautiful parklands and a bustling CBD.

The role 

To assist in the preparation of Council’s strategic planning, urban design and related projects.  The role will be filled by an enthusiastic graduate keen to enhance knowledge and skills of Local Government Strategic Planning.  The role will be responsible for undertaking research, preparing reports, providing assistance and advice to internal and external stakeholders, reviewing policy, and contributing to projects. Liaising with members of the community and Council staff to provide a high level of responsiveness and service while presenting an approachable and professional face for the Strategic Planning team will be an important aspect of this role.


How you'll make a difference

The Strategic Planning team is engaged in a variety of interesting and innovative projects which require the support of a graduate strategic planner who is keen to learn and to help make a difference. 

What we're looking for 
  • A proactive and positive approach
  • Strong commitment to learning and assisting with a wide variety of projects and processes
  • Good customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Great attitude to teamwork
Our culture 

In 2023 we reviewed our organisational structure to increase leadership capacity and streamline decision-making, as well as increasing innovation, collaboration and communication.  Our broader cultural transformation for 2024 and beyond includes a focus on staff engagement, investment in learning and development and improved systems and processes all working together to empower the broader workforce to perform at their best.

Joining North Sydney Council now will enable you to go on this cultural transformation with us and to make a meaningful difference to both the organisation and the community of North Sydney.


Salary Range: $66,563 to $79,481 per annum + $1,000 pa transport allowance + 11% superannuation 

Why work at NSC? 

We're committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and positive workplace. Our teams are reflective of the communities in which we operate, and we value the unique contribution each member makes to the North Sydney Council. The work we do makes a real difference to the lives of our residents and contributes to their economic and social wellbeing.

North Sydney Council as an employer offers excellent employee benefits such as:

  • Easy accessibility to work with spectacular harbour view work locations
  • Access to Fitness Passport 
  • Excellent work-life balance with a 35-hour working week for indoor employees or fortnightly RDO’s for outdoor employees
  • Flexible working hours with access to flexi-time for indoor employees
  • Freedom to direct contributions to any compliant superannuation fund
  • A holistic health and well-being program offering exercise classes, flu vaccinations, skin checks, and a touch football team
  • Health and Well-being programs for all employees such as Yoga, Pilates, Kick Boxing
  • Access to employee recognition and reward program
  • Weekly fruit baskets
  • Free access to counselling sessions through our Employee Assistance Program
  • Free financial advice by a certified Financial Planner
  • Monetary transport allowance
  • Invitations to local government events, training and planning sessions
  • Access to corporate social events at picturesque harbour locations
  • Close locale to transport options including train, bus, metro and bike ways 


How to apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and provide a cover letter advising why they are the right fit for the role.


To view the Position Description, Click Here 


Closing Date: 12 February 2024 - 11.30pm 


North Sydney Council is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity in order to  provide a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. North Sydney Council  also adheres  to the principles of a child safe organisation and is committed to the care and protection of all children and young people. We strongly encourage candidates from wide-ranging backgrounds, identities and experiences to apply. 

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Arts and Humanities, Aviation, Banking and
  • Locations:
    New South Wales,
  • Closing Date:13th Feb 2024, 12:00 am


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