Chief Executive Officer - Hume City Council

Location Melbourne
Job Type Permanent
Reference JO-2103-103528_1619860225
Posted 5 days ago

  • One of Australia's fastest-growing & most diverse regions
  • High profile role - make a difference to community
  • Create an empowered and customer focused workforce

Located just 15 kilometres north-west of the centre of Melbourne, Hume City is one of Australia's fastest-growing and culturally diverse communities and home to almost 250,000 residents. Hume is committed to making the lives of their community better through innovation, leadership, and the delivery of quality services. Enabled by a highly skilled workforce and a strong financial position, the organisation is well set up to meet the future challenges of this growing population.

Working collaboratively with the newly elected Mayor and Councillors, you will draw upon your visionary leadership to continue to build upon an engaged, motivated and high performing organisation. Under your guidance, the organisation will plan for sustainable growth considering financial, social, environmental and urban/rural impacts, securing future prosperity for the community. With over 1,700 employees, you will ensure residents are placed at the centre of all services and that they continue to positively evolve. You will be responsible for financial performance and good governance, while also ensuring the large annual capital works program is successfully delivered. Actively collaborating with Councillors, you will take a lead role in strategic advocacy to positively progress the issues important to the region. Your ability to identify and collaborate with the city's diverse stakeholders will enhance outcomes and drive opportunities for innovation, meaningful partnerships across the community and growth.

As a results-oriented leader, you bring expertise in leading large complex service delivery organisations and have an understanding of regulatory environments and working with elected members. Well regarded for being a values-driven leader, you thrive in creating an empowered workforce with a focus on building future talent. Further, you are politically astute and have worked with all tiers of government to achieve strategic outcomes. Excited by the once in a lifetime opportunity to lead this ambitious organisation, you have the chance to truly partner with Council to leave a lasting legacy for Hume and its community. Suitable candidates may also include those with broad experience who may be looking to progress their career.

For a copy of the position description, copy and paste this link: or to apply for this role, please click the 'apply now' button and upload your resume. For a confidential discussion please contact Seamus Scanlon on 0455 118 868 or Clare McCartin on 0414 595 941.