Council Services Manager

$85,918 - $91,039 yearly
  • Victoria Daly Shire Council
  • Timber Creek NT, Australia
  • 04 Aug, 2021
Full time Executive and Management

Job Description

Job No: 138281
Location: Timber Creek

  • Are you an experienced small government manager looking to take on a diverse new leadership opportunity?
  • Work collaboratively to deliver quality programs and council functions for the local community!
  • Attractive base salary circa $85,918 - $91,039 plus super, subsidised housing, & remote area allowance.

About the Opportunity
Victoria Daly Regional Council is now looking for a full-time Council Services Manager to join their team in Timber Creek, NT. You will lead a dedicated team of local government service providers, overseeing several functions such as Administration, Parks and Gardens, Waste Management, and Sport and Recreation.

This role is highly varied, and each day will look different. You will spend some of your time in our Timber Creek offices taking meetings with community members, and some of your time visiting services in town or visiting surrounding communities.

Core duties:

  • Manage staff to ensure programs and services are delivered on time and within budget;
  • Deliver local government services, programs, and services with the operations team;
  • Seek estimates, quotes, tenders, and supervise works with the assistance of the Technical Sales staff;
  • Be responsible for a safe working environment and ensure Work Health & Safety regulations are adhered to and all resources are effectively deployed; and
  • Manage all council assets in the community including plant, equipment, buildings, and vehicles, ensuring transport routes and airstrips are operational.

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About You
To be successful as Timber Creek's new Council Services Manager you will have a relevant Management qualification. You will also have demonstrable skills and experience leading several departments, developing staff from a range of skill levels and diverse cultural backgrounds.

Experience working in a remote setting is desired, enabling you to work effectively within indigenous communities and understand the unique challenges of remote Australia.

You will need to be a strong communicator, with well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with staff and community members effectively.

You will also need strategic decision-making skills, and the ability to be analytical and innovative in your approach to solving complex problems.

Previous experience with and an understanding of business and financial planning principles will be essential to manage council budgets and assets effectively.

Most importantly, you will be grounded, approachable, and excited about continuously improving the services of a friendly and welcoming community.

Please Note: A current Driver's Licence, current Working with Children's card, and a criminal history check will be required prior to commencing in this role.

About the Benefits
By taking on this pivotal role, you will be joining an organisation that truly values its employees, and actively encourages training and further study.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary circa $85,918 - $91,039 plus super, remote area assistance and relocation assistance of up to $5,000 to support you in moving to this beautiful part of the country!

Council will also provide you with a 3 bedroom home with plenty of space. You are encouraged to bring your family and children with you to experience a unique and welcoming small-town lifestyle.

Victoria Daly Regional Council offers a family-friendly workplace, with fantastic working conditions and benefits, plus you will enjoy fantastic job security within the Council sector.

If you are an experienced manager looking to join a friendly and welcoming regional council - Apply Now!

About the Organisation
The Victoria Daly Regional Council was formed as part of the Local Government reforms in the Northern Territory. Council Service Centres are located in Kalkaringi, Yarralin, Timber Creek, Pine Creek and Nauiyu.

With a vision to become a recognised leader within Australia's Local Government, Council's aim is to work towards developing a broad range of strategies that will help shape its vision for the region through excellent service delivery and community engagement; assisting to build one of the most sustainable, vibrant and diverse regions in Australia. The Council strives to form partnerships that ensure strategic goals are met.

About Timber Creek
Situated on the doorstep of Gregory National Park, this friendly Northern Territory town features several attractions that preserve its rich pastoral and exploration heritage. Here you'll find thriving Aboriginal cultures offering millenniums of spiritual tradition.

Fishing is one of Timber Creek's biggest drawcards, with the beautiful Victoria River, running through deep valleys and gorges, is one of the Northern Territory's most scenic places to catch barramundi. Gregory National Park is Timber Creek’s backyard, covering an area of approximately 13,000 square kilometres, the Park is home to red-rimmed escarpment ranges, plunging gorges and ancient boab trees.

Job Closing Date

04 Oct, 2021