Chief Executive Officer - Surf Coast Shire Council

Location Torquay, Victoria
Job Type Permanent
Reference JO-2101-102639_1612506525
Posted 25 days ago

Victoria's Surf Coast with its spectacular coastline, scenic rainforests and magnificent beaches, is one of the tourist draw cards of Australia. The Surf Coast Shire is among the fastest growing regional municipalities in Victoria. The Shire covers an area of 1,560 km2 and well known towns include Torquay, Bells Beach, Winchelsea, Anglesea and Lorne. Located only 75 minutes' drive from Melbourne, the permanent population on the Surf Coast is over 30 000 which more than trebles at peak holiday times.

Partnering with the newly appointed Council you will work with them to deliver on a new Council Plan and take accountability for leading the organisation to help the Surf Coast Shire community and environment to thrive. In close collaboration with Councillors you will engage widely with the diverse communities that make up Surf Coast Shire to enhance community connection and engagement. Under your guidance the organisation will plan for sustainable growth for the region considering financial, social, environmental and urban/rural impacts, securing future prosperity for all the Surf Coast Shire community.

Council is seeking a progressive and innovative leader, with a proven record for building teams that are capable, empowered and engaged. With an executive background in government, health, water, education or similar, you understand the breadth of issues affecting regional communities including growth planning and are passionate about making a difference to one of Australia's most loved regions. You have had experience in delivering on advocacy agendas and bring a sense of humility, a collaborative approach and genuine commitment to engaging with a breadth of stakeholders and creating a positive and creative working environment.

To apply, please visit and upload your resume. For a copy of the position description please go to:, or for a confidential discussion, please contact Clare McCartin on 0414 595 941 or Jarrod McLauchlan on 0407 808 517 from Davidson Executive.