The Opportunity

Economic and Environment Commissioners

Job Title: Economic and Environment Commissioners
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Parramatta, New South Wales
Industry: Public Sector
Reference: BBBH27219_1592471264
Job Published 19th June 2020

Greater Sydney Commission is the strategic planning and city making authority for Greater Sydney. The Commission is positioned at the centre of Government and reports directly to the NSW Premier.

The Commission has prepared the long-term vision for Greater Sydney - A Metropolis of Three Cities. It is now focusing on bringing this vision to life along with new focus areas to help drive the city's economic recovery from COVID-19 and achieve a more resilient Greater Sydney.

The Commission is seeking an Economic Commissioner and an Environment Commissioner to be critical leaders in this work. These positions are non-executive board roles with a high degree of flexibility in the work format and engagement. The Economic and Environment Commissioners will work closely with the Chief Commissioner, Social Commissioner and the three District Commissioners.

The Commission is advising the NSW Government on the city making implications of COVID-19 to guide policy and strategy. It is working on new policy settings to help accelerate job generation and investment in the Central City and accelerate delivery and co-ordination of State Significant Economic Precincts.

The Commission is also seeking to take a local approach to recovery, working with councils and state agencies to accelerate the revitalisation of local economies and communities to increase local job generation and community connections post COVID-19.

The focus of the Economic Commissioner will be on job agglomeration in critical precincts and strategic centres in Greater Sydney. The Environment Commissioner will be an expert on issues with respect to circular economy and the environmental outcomes of utility provision.

We need people who understand the business of cities - their economies, their natural environment, their people and their future. We need the best strategic thinkers who know how to challenge the status quo to identify new opportunities.

Candidate information:

Please click here to download a copy of the candidate information pack. For further information or inquiries, please contact the Derwent team by email with your questions or requests and we can also arrange a convenient time to speak. Derwent will maintain confidentiality with respect to contact by potential applicants.

To apply:

Your application should include a cover letter highlighting your suitability for the role and a resume, reference #27219.

Applications close on Sunday, 19 July 2020