Director Economy and Community - South Gippsland Shire Council

Location Victoria
Job Type Permanent
Reference JO-2102-102776_1613428557
Posted 19 days ago
  • Strategic leadership role, providing a key service to Council and the community
  • Drive economic growth and sustainability
  • Community-focused Council, only 100kms from Melbourne

South Gippsland Shire Council is a large rural Local Government authority, located approximately 100 kilometers from the centre of Melbourne. The Council vision is to serve in the best interests of the whole Shire, delivering quality services and advocating for community needs. Council is responsible for more than 100 services, supporting the wellbeing and prosperity of a large and diverse community. With an inspirational new CEO focused on innovation and transformation, it's the ideal time to consider joining the leadership team at South Gippsland Shire Council. There is currently an opportunity for an experienced Director Economy and Community to join the organisation.

As Director Economy and Community, you will be responsible for providing leadership, insight and innovative thinking to promote the strategic direction in alignment with the Council's objectives for the South Gippsland economy and community. In this role, you will lead a range of key development projects designed to strengthen the approach to supporting the community, developing and growing our economy, tourism and visitation, and statutory and strategic planning. This dynamic role will also be responsible for the people and culture leadership for the directorate. As a member of the Council's Executive Leadership Team, you will provide whole of organisation strategic thinking and people leadership, and advice to Council, as well as driving high performance across your areas of responsibility.

You are a strategic and proven leader, with a sound understanding of the political nuances involved in the Local Government context. With a deep understanding of economic and community development, you will have sound financial capability and acumen, with an ability to plan strategically to meet the organization's and community's short, medium and long term economic sustainability. As a values based leader, you will have proven success in uplifting capability and driving a high performing culture, with an unwavering focus on the customer and community. Your proven experience in navigating complexity and managing multi discipline teams will ensure you will play a pivotal role in driving the economic growth and sustainability of the South Gippsland Shire Region.

Tertiary qualifications in Business, Economics or a related discipline is highly desired.

To apply for this position please click the apply now button and upload your resume. For a confidential discussion, please contact Vanessa Huxley on 0417 708 112 or at