Chief Executive Officer

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2018-10-24
Reference: JO-1810-91717-1
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 25, 2018 16:41

Job Description

  • Lead this progressive & environmentally minded Council
  • Build upon an already strong organisation
  • Live near one of Australia’s most beautiful coastlines

Bass Coast Shire Council is located 130 kilometres south-east of Melbourne.  Surrounded by unique and picturesque coastline to the west and beautiful hinterland to the east, Bass Coast is well known as an idyllic location, for its major sporting events and commitment to environmental sustainability. Reported as having one of the highest population growth rates in Victoria, Bass Coast is projected to have a population of 45,000 people by 2031.  With an ambitious, regional Council and a vision to be recognised as a place of environmental significance where quality of life and community is balanced by sustainable and sensitive development, Bass Coast is seeking a vibrant CEO to build on its current success and plan for the future.
Working in partnership with the Mayor and Councillors, you will empower the workforce to deliver a future focused and customer centric Council Plan.  With a passion to bring out the best in people, you will take an active role in building the capability and capacity of all staff to meet the needs of an environmentally minded community. Through your active networking you will contribute to attract further investment and build upon the strong advocacy efforts of Council and the broader Gippsland region. Whilst Bass Coast Shire is already in a sound financial position you will continue to explore opportunities for alternative revenue streams and also improve capital works program delivery.
As a proven values based leader, you are well known for your strong outcomes focus and your ability to create trust, accountability and honesty.  You build deep collaborative relationships and have proven experience in engaging well with the community and a broad range of stakeholders.  As a strong people leader, you will focus on culture and capability to ensure the organisation will meet future needs of the community.  You bring executive level local government experience, strong financial acumen and you are politically astute.  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 Bass Coast 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 Jarrod McLauchlan on (03) 9929 9515.