Chief Executive Officer - Warrnambool City Council

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer - Warrnambool City Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Warrnambool
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2018-09-18
Reference: JO-1809-91069
Contact Name: Georgie Minas
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 19, 2018 15:47

Job Description

  • Provide visionary leadership
  • Positively impact community
  • Work/life balance opportunity in an ideal location 

Warrnambool City Council is located in Victoria’s south-western region and spans 120 square kilometers.  As Victoria’s most livable city, and the second most livable region in Australia, this dynamic and vibrant city is home to over 36,000 residents and has a projected population growth to 50,000 by 2036.  A region that boasts significant natural beauty, estuaries and Victoria's most productive farming region, Warrnambool has impressive access to education and health services, recreational pursuits, affordable housing and epitomises work/life balance.  With a clear vision to be a cosmopolitan city by the sea, and supported by an ambitious and future focused Council, now is an ideal time to join the organisation as the CEO.
Working closely with the Mayor and Councillors, your visionary leadership will deliver on a bold and diverse range of organisational priorities and projects that will make a positive impact to the city, community and region.  As a passionate advocate for Council, your political savviness will build and leverage a diverse range of stakeholders and partnerships which will raise the profile of Warrnambool and the region, contributing a prosperous economy.  With your natural collaborative style, and ability to build relationships, you will quickly immerse yourself in the organisation and the community, and be recognised as an ambassador for Council.  As a proven strategic leader, you will ensure the organisation demonstrates good governance, integrity, strong financial management and you will seek to empower and develop a committed workforce.
As a values based leader with executive level government experience, you are able to balance delivery of ambitious organisational outcomes with a positive and productive culture.  With your innovative mindset and sound approach to strategic thinking you are quick to identify opportunities that will contribute to the success of the organisation and the community.  Having a strength in building trusted and transparent collaborative relationships across the organisation and with stakeholders, you will actively seek to broaden the networks of Council.  As a people leader, you have demonstrated success in empowering organisations to be high performing and meet the needs of community.  This role presents an outstanding opportunity to partner with an engaged Council to continue to build a future focused organisation that enhances positive outcomes for the community. 

To apply for this role, please click on the “apply now” button to upload your CV. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Sharon Ardley on (03) 9929 9536 or Cameron Norton on (03) 9929 9522.