Executive Manager Innovation & Futures

Job Title: Executive Manager Innovation & Futures
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gosford
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-02-19
Reference: JO-1901-92853-4
Contact Name: Gareth Broadrick
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 20, 2019 08:09

Job Description

Central Coast Council is responsible for the sixth largest urban areas in NSW and is situated within a unique geographical location. With Sydney and all that it has to offer only an hour to the south, and Newcastle and the Hunter Valley an hour to the north, it is surrounded by vast sways of protected bushland and pristine beaches. From coast to country, the central coast is a true lifestyle location.
As Executive Manager Innovation and Futures – reporting directly to the CEO – you will have responsibility for planning and implementing the SMART city strategy of this innovative and growing region. This truly is a career defining opportunity suited to an ambitious, creative and forward-thinking individual with either a background in Urban Design/Master Planning or for an individual currently involved with SMART city innovation. Absolutely key to the success of this role however is possessing the ability to orchestrate and implement SMART city thinking for the benefit of both residents and visitors to the Central Coast. As such, understanding SMART cities from a development and people focus is crucial.
The role, whilst bringing with it boundless opportunities to mastermind a legacy for the region, will in turn demand a diverse set of skills and experiences. The ability to bring together diverse groups of people with varying views is important as is the ability to unify and to lead. A strategic mindset is additionally required to translate broader Council strategy into deliverable outcomes, all the time whilst championing cultural change, internal collaboration and continuous improvement.
As would be expected, highly developed communication and advocacy skills are essential as is the ability to develop effective partnerships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholder groups and businesses.

The Central Coast is in a period of generational growth of which the Executive Manager Innovation and Futures will play a pivotal role. Be part of its success.

A highly attractive remuneration package is offered as would be expected of such a leadership position.

For further details please view the recruitment video and success profile here:
Closing Date: 3rd March 2019
For further information or for a confidential conversation please contact Gareth Broadrick on:
M - 0402 639 431
T – 02 8093 0600

To apply, click the link and upload your current resume in Microsoft Word format only (.doc or .docx). If you would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact Gareth Broadrick on 02 8093 0605, quoting ref no. JO-1901-92853. Want to know more about Davidson? Visit us at

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