Director Development Services

$160,000 - $17,000 yearly
  • Broome Shire Council
  • Broome WA, Australia
  • 09 Apr, 2021
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Job Description

Posted: 01/04/2021
Closing Date: 25/04/2025
Job Type: Temporary
Location: Administration Office
Job Category: Community Services and Development

The Position:

The Shire of Broome is looking to recruit a suitable candidate to the position of Director Development Services. This is an ideal opportunity to live in one of the most spectacular places in Australia, with magnificent beaches and a natural environment that boasts desirable lifestyles, active and dynamic cultural, social, and sporting scenes, with all the features and benefits of a small city. To get a small taste of Broome, check out these short videos:


As an integral member of the Executive Management Group (EMG) the Director Development Services will be key to the successfully implementation of Council’s strategic plan for Development Services in the Shire of Broome. This will be achieved through the effective management and delivery of services and education to the community regarding Planning, Building, Environmental Health Emergency and Ranger Services

About you:

We are looking for an experienced leader with solid knowledge of Planning, Building, Environmental Health Emergency and Ranger Services within the Local Government Sector. With well developed managerial, planning, organisational and communication skills, you will be well placed to lead innovatively and through effective human and financial resources in a results-oriented environment. 

What the Shire of Broome Offers:

The Shire of Broome offers attractive remuneration including superannuation benefits, professional development, and salary sacrifice options. The successful applicant will receive the following:

  • Base salary between $160k to $170k (based on experience)
  • Housing and location allowances
  • Relocation
  • Salary packaging of rent
  • 5 weeks of annual leave per year + 4 days executive leave
  • Matched Superannuation scheme up to 6%
  • 4WD vehicle with un-restricted private usage

Key Selection Criteria

Essential skills, knowledge & Experience

  • At least five years of Senior management experience.
  • A proven capacity to deal with complex Development Services issues including the formulation of appropriate action strategies and to provide high level advice to the Chief Executive Officer and Council.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills together with demonstrated advocacy and negotiation skills.
  • Proven ability to analyse, integrate, articulate and contribute to policy development and manage effective change management initiatives.
  • A proven ability to contribute effectively to the strategic direction of a diverse organisation.
  • Well developed leadership, managerial, planning, organisational and communication skills with the capacity to lead innovatively and manage the effective use and allocation of human and financial resources in a results-oriented environment.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the principles of equal opportunity, occupational health and safety and other relevant legislation, and the willingness and capacity to implement relevant plans, policies and programs. Current unrestricted ‘C’ class national driver's license

Essential Qualifications and/or Training

  • A bachelor’s degree in urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Health, Building, Community and or related area.
  • Current unrestricted national ‘C’ class driver’s licence.
  • Police Clearance - valid within last three month


  • Previous Experience within a similar role within Local Government
  • Possession of, or progress towards, a post Graduate Qualification in Management.

Job Applications are to be submitted through Shire’s website at:

Job Closing Date

25 Apr, 2021