Roper Gulf Regional Council

Council Services Coordinator (multiple locations)

Job No: 90962
Location: Multiple locations, Regional NT

  • Pivotal Coordination role with a growing Local Government
  • Multiple locations/ roles available
  • Attractive remuneration, negotiable with experience
  • A further range of benefits include accommodation, phone, iPad and laptop for work purposes
  • Full-time, fixed-term 3-year contracts, with the possibility for extension

About the Organisation

Roper Gulf Regional Council (RGRC) provides a range of services over an area that spans 185,000 sq km (80% the size of Victoria) that covers the region east and southeast of Katherine, Northern Territory. The total estimated resident population of the region is 6,919. 

The Council’s mission statement is: “Working as one towards a better future through effective use of all resources”. This serves to give strategic direction to Council’s service delivery and its partnerships with the NT and Australian Governments and other stakeholders. 

The overall vision of Roper Gulf Regional Council is to be a sustainable, viable and vibrant leader in improving the quality of family and community life in the Northern Territory.  

About the Opportunities

Roper Gulf Regional Council (RGRC) has a number of fantastic opportunities for full-time Council Service Coordinators to join their Council Services teams on full-time, 3 year fixed term contracts, with a possibility of extension. These roles will be based at Jilkminggan and Manyallaluk, Northern Territory. 

Operating under the Area Manager Council Services (Central Arnhem), you will be responsible for coordinating and ensuring effective delivery of core municipal services under the Council Services Directorate Operational Plan. 

Some of your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Overseeing the core services delivery model across your service area (Jilkminggan or Manyallaluk);
  • Actively managing the workforce employed to deliver Council Services programs;
  • Maintaining and implementing work plans for each program as directed;
  • Establishing and maintaining positive and effective working relationships with all Council work teams and relevant government agency officers; and
  • Contributing to the achievement of objectives outlined in Council's strategic plan and regional plan.

To be considered, you must have a demonstrated record of achievement in the delivery of local government or community services and successful completion of small projects. With a strong operational background, you will be able to effectively plan activities across a range of locations for a period in excess of one month. In addition, any experience gained in plant operation in a civil construction context would be advantageous.

Roper Gulf Regional Council is seeking someone with exceptional organisational skills, who can effectively coordinate and manage a team, and a number of projects simultaneously. With well developed interpersonal and communication skills, you will be able to liaise with a wide variety of employees and external stakeholders, ensuring strong working relationships are established.

Candidates with an awareness of issues affecting Indigenous communities in remote locations will be best suited to this position, equipping you with the ability to communicate and negotiate effectively with Indigenous people.

A current 'C' and 'LR' class driver's licence and a Working with Children Clearance Notice (OCHRE Card) are essential to be considered for this position. You will also be required to undertake a criminal history check and update each year as required. Please note, some out of hours work, including occasional travel to remote communities requiring overnight stays will be required.

For more information, please click on one of the links below to view the relevant position descriptions:

Position Description - Jilkminggan

Position Description - Manyallaluk

About the Benefits

This role provides the opportunity to define your career with a young Local Government within one of the most spectacular and iconic environments in Australia. If you’re looking for a change of pace, a change of lifestyle or a new adventure, this is the job for you!

You will be rewarded for your hard work and dedication with an attractive salary circa $70,701 - $78,040 plus fully subsidised accommodation will be provided, making the move as smooth as possible.

You'll be equipped with 'tools of the trade' to help you manage your role, which includes a phone, iPad and laptop to fulfil your work requirements. You’ll enjoy flexible working conditions, study leave, opportunities for personal development and 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading, ensuring you’ll make the most of your time in this corner of the NT.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in a stunning outback location. Make a positive difference - Apply Now!

Prior to employment with Roper Gulf Regional Council you must obtain the following:

  • Undertake a new criminal history check at commencement of employment with RGRC;
  • At commencement of employment hold a current Working with Children Clearance Notice (OCHRE Card) or provide an application receipt for an exemption to be approved by SAFE NT prior to commencing; and
  • Be an Australian Resident or provide the current, relevant Visa to work within Australia.

Please note: Applications close midnight AEST, Sunday 23rd July.

To be considered, you must respond to the questions and selection criteria as outlined below, and attach a current resume when prompted during the application process.

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