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Recreation Planning Officer

Date: 15-Mar-2023

Location: AU

Company: Northern Beaches Council

Division: Transport & Assets

Business Unit: Parks & Recreation

Title: Recreation Planning Officer, Permanent - Full-time Role, 35 hours per week

Salary Range: $83126.66 to $96606.98 per annum + super (subject to skills and experience)

Who we are:
The Northern Beaches stretches from Palm Beach to Frenchs Forest and to Manly with vast tracts of open space including parks, sportsgrounds, beaches and bushland. Over 270,000 people call the Northern Beaches their home. Join the Northern Beaches Council and you’ll be part of a progressive and supportive organisation committed to our community, our people and our natural environment.


This important role is part of our Open Space and Recreation Planning team which develops strategic direction about the future of our parks, beaches, sportsgrounds and outdoor reaction facilities for our community. Examples of our work include Council’s Sportsgrounds Strategy and Let’s Play, Northern Beaches Open Space & Outdoor Recreation Strategy.

The Open Space and Recreation Planning team is one of six teams in the Parks & Recreation Unit who together provide our community with these services:

  • Open space and recreation planning
  • Business development and open space bookings
  • Parks, sportsgrounds, gardens maintenance
  • Beach safety and management
  • Tree planning and management
  • Asset planning, design, and delivery


Working with us:
Northern Beaches Council provides a comprehensive range of benefits focused on our employees’ lifestyle, health and wellbeing, recognition and career development.  In this role you’ll enjoy -

  • Flexible hours 
  • Health and wellbeing leave 
  • Professional development and training opportunities 
  • Work from home opportunities


Our opportunity:
The key focus areas of this role: 
Deliver projects, plans, strategies and policies that: 
1) Guide the future of our open spaces, sportsgrounds and recreational facilities.
2) Reflect our community’s needs and support well-being.
3) Improves community experience for all.


About you:
We’re looking for a self-motivated and community and customer focused professional to join our team.  You’ll bring a collaborative approach to a team passionate about making a difference for our community.


Additional Information:

  • Position Description 
  • Applications close 3 April 2023
  • Expected Interviews from 10 April 2023
  • Questions? Please call Damian Ham (Manager Open Space & Recreation Planning) on 02 8495 6757 or 0468 557 625