Manager Operations – Knox City Council

Job Title: Manager Operations – Knox City Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-09-19
Reference: JO-1909-97703
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 20, 2019 13:59

Job Description

  • Join a community and future focused organisation
  • Empower the workforce to enhance outcomes
  • Support progressive change in a dynamic environment
Knox City Council is a vibrant municipality encompassing the best of city and suburban living. With its unique landscape ringed with a green ribbon, the energy of a lively city and strong community feel, Knox is the preferred place to live for over 154,000 residents. As a values based organisation, supporting and empowering their people to succeed and drive excellence is imperative to maintaining a highly engaged and committed workforce.

Knox requires an innovative, strategic and experienced leader to join their leadership team as Manager Operations. You will be responsible for the strategic and operational management of the Operations team within the Engineering & Infrastructure Directorate and take the functional area to the next level of performance and expand the value the area provides for the community.

Reporting to the Director of Engineering and Infrastructure and leading a large workforce, you will create a culture that embraces change and takes a progressive and contemporary approach to delivering services. This will involve driving new ways of working to achieve greater outcomes and empowering the workforce to create new solutions for the changing nature of their work.

As a key leader within the organisation, you will work collaboratively across the business and bring your perspective to the table to achieve collective outcomes with the community’s best interest at the heart of every decision. You will bring exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong productive relationships both internally and externally. Your supportive leadership style, robust negotiating skills and ability to analyse the state of our business will be the catalyst for a successful career at Knox City Council in this critical leadership role.

As an advocate for innovation and new ways of working, you derive your energy by making things better for people and work in partnership with your staff to deliver the best service possible.

If you are looking for a role where you can expand your leadership experience, drive real results for a community and empower a workforce to fulfil their potential, this could be the role for you.

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To apply for this role, please email your Resume and brief Cover Letter to with reference number Ref: JO-1909-97703 in the subject field.

For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Patrick Courtney on (03) 9929 9537 or Cameron Norton on (03) 9929 9522.