Director, Design and Place
Full-time Executive

Closes: 06 March 2020

Classification: Executive Level 1.4
Salary: $251,027 - $260,803 depending on current superannuation arrangements
Position No: E1044
Directorate: City Renewal Authority
Advertised (Gazettal date): 13 February 2020
Contact Officer: Gemma Bradley, Bespoke Careers on gemma.b@bespokecareers.com or (02) 9212 0230, 0415 615 870

Details: Applications are sought for the position of Director, Design and Place, City Renewal Authority (CRA).

The CRA is established under section 7 of the City Renewal Authority and Suburban Land Agency Act 2017 (the Act), and regulated by Parts 8 and 9 of the Financial Management Act 1996 (FMA), s. 50 of the Planning and Development Act 2007 and the Public Sector Management Act 1994 (PSMA).

The objectives of the CRA are set out in section 8 of the Act and include:

  • the encouragement and promotion of a vibrant city through the delivery of design-led, people-focussed urban renewal;
  • the encouragement and promotion of social and environmental sustainability, and
  • operational effectiveness, delivering value for money using sound risk practices.

The CRA 2025 Strategic Plan sets out the key directions and goals for the Authority. A copy of the plan can be accessed via https://www.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/1278402/2025-Strategic-Plan_-November_W_Sig.pdf.

The Director, Design and Place provides strategic program and project leadership and technical design advice to the Authority. The Director, Design and Place is the senior Subject Matter Expert on design issues associated with the delivery of the CRA’s Program and Project agenda and leads the delivery of the CRA’s design, place making and activation program across the City Renewal Precinct. This includes project design leadership, procurement and management, review, and the formulation and implementation of place-based renewal and revitalization action plans in collaboration with a range of internal and external partners.

The Director, Design and Place supports the CEO and the Authority Board in advancing high quality design in the achievement of the CRA’s objectives and programs. The position plays a central role in how the CRA partners, creates its projects and then co-designs and collaborates with other ACT Directorates, industry and the broader community to deliver them. The role is also a focus for innovation and creativity across the different elements of the agency’s work.

Further information about the City Renewal Authority can be found at: https://www.act.gov.au/cityrenewal.

Note: Formal qualifications in Architecture, Urban Design, Project Management, planning and urban development or demonstrable experience is required.

Remuneration: The position attracts a remuneration package ranging from $251,027 to $260,803 depending on current superannuation arrangements of the successful applicant. This includes a cash component of $195,520.

Contract: The successful applicant will be engaged under a performance based contract for a period of up to five years. Prospective applicants should be aware that details of long-term engagements are tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly.

How to Apply: Please contact our recruitment officer Gemma Bradley from Bespoke Careers - gemma.b@bespokecareers.com or (02) 9212 0230, 0415 615 870.

Career interest categories:

Architecture and Land Planning
Environmental Care and Sustainability
Executive and Statutory Offices
Leaders and Senior Management
Policy, Programs and Projects