Director Governance, Strategy & Performance – City of Greater Geelong

Job Title: Director Governance, Strategy & Performance – City of Greater Geelong
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Geelong
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-06-27
Reference: JO-1906-96206
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 28, 2019 09:46

Job Description

  • Dynamic portfolio
  • Provide inspirational leadership
  • Lifestyle and seaside location
The City of Greater Geelong is home to more than 244,000 residents and is Victoria’s largest regional city. A significant contributor to the state’s economy the region boasts many major industries including health, education and research, advanced manufacturing, defence, ICT, tourism and food and agriculture to name a few. Geelong is a designated UNESCO City of Design with great cultural energy, artistic traditions, and rich natural and built heritage. With fantastic schools, sporting facilities and Victoria’s best beaches on your doorstep, Geelong is a highly desirable lifestyle destination. Employing over 2,700 staff the organisation delivers over 126 services to a growing community across 1,247km2 of country, coastal and suburban areas.
Reporting to the CEO, this key executive role will be pivotal to further strengthening the relationship between the Council, Council Plan, the Business Operating Model and Service Planning. Leading Governance, Communications, Community Engagement and Strategic Planning this dynamic portfolio will be responsible for the City’s continued provision of best practice integrated performance planning and monitoring, overseeing the strategic direction of the organisation, communications and brand management.  Additionally, the provision of integrated strategy and governance advice to the organisation will continue to enhance organisational and community outcomes. 
You have a strong background in legal or governance services and you also bring sound understanding of strategy development, performance monitoring, reporting and project management.  Further, you have a sound understanding of contemporary communication and marketing practices.  Well regarded for your proven interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, you have the ability to use discretion and judgment in a complex business and political environment.  Finally you have well developed leadership, analytical and change management skills, with a demonstrated ability to build a positive, inclusive and values based culture.
To apply for this role, please upload your CV or for a confidential discussion, please contact Melanie Pecanek on (03) 9929 9587 or Clare McCartin (03) 9929 9518. For a copy of the PD, please email Paris Plompen at