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Executive Manager - Corporate Services

Job No: 114881
Location: Quirindi, NSW

  • Are you an experienced corporate governance or business management professional? Join a passionate team with this progressive council!
  • Fantastic opportunity to utilise your experience to help develop a passionate team and initiate constructive change!
  • Attractive base salary circa $115,000 - $151,000 PLUS super, salary sacrificing options, fortnightly RDO, relocation assistance & more!

About the Organisation

Liverpool Plains Shire is a vibrant, dynamic and economically strong rural area located four hours north of Sydney, 45 minutes south of the regional centre of Tamworth, and less than 2 hours to the beautiful Hunter Valley. The region has a rich agricultural history and picturesque beauty encompassing the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and the sweeping expanse of the fertile Liverpool Plains. The area offers the opportunity for a true rural lifestyle in a friendly atmosphere with excellent transport links.

Serving a population of around 8,000 residents, Liverpool Plains Shire Council has an annual budget of approximately $25m and a staff of 132. Council offers a range of benefits to employees including a 9 day fortnight, training, and study assistance.

About the Opportunity

Liverpool Plains Shire Council has a newly created opportunity for a full-time Executive Manager - Corporate Governance to join their team in Quirindi, NSW. This is newly created opportunity, due to the recent restructuring of several departments.

Reporting to the General Manager, this varied position will see you responsible for leading the development and delivery of Council’s Corporate Services and meeting statutory obligations through strong leadership and engagement with key stakeholders and staff. 

More specifically, some of your duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Providing advice and leading the development of plans and strategies for Council's Corporate Services;
  • Developing and implementing strategies in line with the Community Strategic Plan, Delivery Plan, Operational Plan and annual budget;
  • Managing Council’s leases and licences, delegations, gifts and benefits register, and pecuniary interest disclosures.;
  • Developing, implementing, and monitoring a range of strategies and plans to ensure a sustainable future for the organisation;
  • Providing a high level of customer service to both internal and external customers in accordance with Council’s Customer Service Standards;
  • Maintaining accurate records in accordance with Council's information management policies and statutory requirements; and
  • Managing the functions of Public Interest Disclosure, Code of Conduct Coordinator, Public Officer and Government Information Public Access Officer.

To download the full position description, please click here.

About You

The successful candidate will hold a tertiary qualification in a corporate governance or business management related discipline, or otherwise have significant demonstrated experience in this industry.

An excellent written and verbal communicator, you will have well developed interpersonal and influential skills, including the ability to build effective working relationships across all levels of stakeholders.

It's important that you are a dynamic and strategy-focused leader, with a thorough understanding of relevant legislation. Demonstrated management experience in a complex and challenging organisation is essential, including developing and delivering corporate systems. Previous local government experience is highly desirable, although candidates with significant corporate governance or business experience will also be considered.

Strong problem-solving and negotiation skills, plus the ability to calmly manage a number of competing priorities will be critical to your success. You will also need demonstrated experience in the preparation and presentation of technical reports and submissions.

Most importantly, Council is seeking a motivated and articulate individual with a positive attitude and passion for constructive change.

Please Note: A current Driver's Licence is a requirement of this role.

About the Benefits

This is an exciting opportunity to become involved with an organisation that is dedicated to driving positive change throughout the shire. Council is undergoing a period of positive change, and there's no better time to join - play a key part in shaping Council's future and strategic vision!

In return for your hard work and enthusiasm, you will receive an attractive base salary circa $115,000 - $151,000 (highly negotiable based on experience and qualifications) plus super, salary packaging options, and have access to either a vehicle or vehicle allowance. Council is also offering education sponsorship and other personal development opportunities.

Relocation assistance is available, and you will enjoy a healthy work-life balance within this family-friendly workplace, working a 35-hour week plus benefitting from a 9 day fortnight.

If you are an experienced corporate governance or business manager looking for a senior position to truly make your own - Apply Now!

Please Note: Applications close Friday 13th September, 2019

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