Chief Executive Officer - City of Whittlesea

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer - City of Whittlesea
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-2007-100848_1594965674
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 23, 2020 16:24

Job Description

  • Report to a Driven Team of Administrators
  • Diverse & Ambitious Local Council
  • Exciting Transformation Opportunity

With a population of 235 000, Whittlesea is one of Victoria's largest Local Government Areas and with a growth rate of 2.5% it is also one of Australia's fastest growing. Not only does Whittlesea provide scale, it is home to an incredibly diverse population, with 35% of residents across its established and growth communities born overseas. With a strong financial position, this thriving City is well set up for future prosperity and to facilitate the creation of appealing neighbourhoods and commercial 'places' that attract discerning residents and businesses.

For the next four years, the role reports to a skilled panel of three State Government appointed Administrators who are incredibly committed to supporting the Whittlesea community to realise all of its wonderful potential and to be recognised as a leading LGA across Australia. The Administrators are seeking to appoint a CEO to ensure the organisation is appropriately structured, resourced and engaged to ensure they can deliver on these exciting ambitions. They seek a true partner to work with them in creating the Council Plan, providing strategic clarity and translating this forward-thinking into daily operations and decision-making, and maximize their advocacy in support of the City's ambitions to further enhance the sense of place for all residents and the health, connectedness, and economic vibrancy of the community. The Council will proactively engage with their diverse stakeholders and the CEO will be attuned to the mood and ambitions of the community.

As a values driven people leader, you thrive in creating an empowered and results orientated workforce, amongst dedicated colleagues attracted to the City as an 'employer of choice' and renowned as a local government 'exemplar' and source of great ideas, innovations and talent. Your natural sense of energy and resilience has enabled you to proactively engage with a diverse and broad range of stakeholders. Politically astute you are comfortable working across all tiers of government. A proven, results oriented, executive leader you have demonstrated expertise in leading large complex service delivery organisations or divisions and have an understanding of regulatory environments. Excited by the once in a lifetime opportunity to lead this ambitious organisation you have the chance to truly partner with the Administrators to strengthen the organisation and leave a lasting legacy for the community.

To apply for this role, please go to and search for the job. For further information and to download the Information Pack, please go to: or contact Clare McCartin on 0414 595 941 or Jarrod McLauchlan on 0407 808 517.