Team Leader Heritage and Urban Design

Job No: IWC807
Location: Leichhardt Administration Building

About Inner West Council

Formed from the amalgamation of Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville Councils, Inner West Council is now among Sydney’s larger local government agencies looking after a vibrant community of 185,000 people living in some of the inner city’s most vibrant, creative, liveable and diverse suburbs. As we continue to deliver quality, innovative and inclusive programs and services, we would love it if you can join in our journey towards becoming the best council for our community.

Inner West Council is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, Work Health and Safety, sustainability, continuous improvement and business excellence. The community is at the heart of the organisation and Council puts its ‘Values First’ with flexibility, integrity, respect and the spirit of team as a set of values and associated behaviours for all levels in the organisation. Employees are expected to demonstrate commitment to these values in performing their respective roles. In addition to these, the following criteria outline those that are relevant to this specific position. 

About the role

The Development Advisory Services unit is responsible for delivering a high standard of advice to customers and key stakeholders regarding Council’s desired development and heritage outcomes, to achieve a high quality urban environment within the Inner West Local Government Area.  

You will lead the work and activities of the Heritage and Urban Design team to ensure that the team consistently works to meet its targets and commitments against their individual, team and performance plans and Council’s Operational and Strategic Plans. You will lead and inspire the team, coach and develop staff, facilitate partnerships across Council, help solve problems and resolve issues, and model achievement of goals and commitments.  You will be responsible for the:

  1. Effective leadership of the Heritage & Urban Design team;
  2. Achieving high levels of customer satisfaction with the team; and
  3. Individual and team performance management and development.

Please read the Position Description to familiarise yourself with all the requirements and conditions of the role.


$112,320 - $120,714 p.a + super 

Access to an IWC leaseback vehicle scheme


  • Strong learning and development focus and culture
  • Health and wellbeing programs

Key duties

  • Provision of Heritage and Urban Design advice to both internal and external stakeholders to ensure:
  1. the protection, conservation and enhancement of heritage items and conservation areas in accordance with State Government guidelines and policies, Council’s Plans, and consistent with the Burra Charter; and
  2. Urban design advice to ensure a high quality urban environment;
  • Delivery of accurate, timely and consistent advice to all stakeholders including through public education forums.
  • Maintenance of information on Council’s website with regard to heritage and urban design matters in consultation with the Manager.
  • Assessment of applications for maintenance or minor works to properties within heritage conservation areas and heritage items in accordance with Council’s policies and controls.

Some of the required skills, experience and qualifications

  1. Tertiary qualifications in Architecture, Urban & Regional Planning, Urban Design, Heritage Conservation or equivalent related discipline;
  2. Extensive experience and knowledge in heritage and urban design related matters in the development assessment field;
  3. A working knowledge of Heritage Act 1977, Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and related legislation, The Burra Charter and concepts as they relate to development assessment.
  4. Demonstrated ability to co-ordinate, supervise and lead a team and its functions to achieve outcomes that address current challenges for the IWC and its commitment to the community.
  5. Class C Drivers' Licence.            


 Development Advisory Services Manager, Rachel Josey on (02) 9367 9231

Closing Date

Sunday 15 October 2017, at 11:30pm

How to Apply

We recommend you read the Position Description for the role to make sure your application addresses the requirements of the position. Council is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applicants. Please advise us within the application if you need support, reasonable adjustments to participate successfully in the recruitment process.

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