Director Service Delivery - Moonee Valley City Council

Job Type Permanent
Reference JO-2011-101924_1604642078
Posted 6 months ago
  • Report to a newly appointed CEO

  • Exciting transformation opportunity

  • Diverse & Ambitious inner-Melbourne Council

Moonee Valley City Council is seeking dynamic, contemporary people-leaders to support the vision of MV2040. Located in the inner north-western suburbs of Melbourne, Moonee Valley is a welcoming, culturally diverse and inclusive city, host to many beautiful parks and reserves, thriving shopping strips and vibrant arts venues. Our highly talented and dedicated workforce is responsible for providing a range of programs and services to the community. MV2040's vision is for 'a healthy city', where together Council will create and continually improve the conditions that enable all of us to enjoy the highest level of health and wellbeing possible. The MV2040 Strategy will be achieved through a framework of strategic directions, objectives and actions across five themes - Fair, Thriving, Connected, Green and Beautiful.

Following an extensive organisational review, we are realigning how we work to deliver for our community. We are implementing a leadership model which serves the organisation and community from the perspectives of three key functions: Think, Do and Enable. The grouping of roles and responsibilities in the three functional areas will ensure clear decision-making lines, reduced silos and enhanced organisational performance to improve community outcomes.

Director Service Delivery

  • This Directorate is responsible for leading the delivery of services to the community, including infrastructure and human services, ensuring all aspects of service delivery are integrated to create a common and holistic service focus.

  • Leading a diverse range of functions including Community Development, Assets & Major Projects, Engineering Services, Aged & Disability Services, Family & Children's Services, Parks & Gardens and Works & Emergency Management.

Reporting to the newly appointed CEO you will form a critical part of the new executive team and hold a dual focus; whole of organisational leadership and setting a clear direction for the division to continue delivering on Council's vision and plans. This is an outstanding opportunity to work closely with an ambitious and driven CEO to provide the Council with the best quality advice to help it make optimal decisions and make a real difference to the community.

We are seeking a values-driven people leader who has demonstrated technical capabilities, is future-focused, collaborative and has proven success in delivering community outcomes. Leading a large operational workforce, you will be responsible for directing the development and delivery of strategic programs, projects and initiatives that contribute to improving liveability for the community. Using your strategic thinking ability and pragmatic approach to operations, you are quickly able to build trust at all levels in the organisation and provide expert advice to executive team members. Importantly, you will create an environment for high performance and an engaged workplace culture that is focused on maximising value for the organisation and community. Key to your success will be proven leadership experience in complex service delivery organisations within the public sector or a related environment. With the sheer breadth of this portfolio being attractive to you, this is an exciting opportunity to build upon your career and possibly diversify your portfolio experience.

There's never been a more exciting time to join the leadership team at Moonee Valley City Council. To apply or for further details about the organisation including detailed position descriptions, please go to

For a confidential discussion, please contact Seamus Scanlon on 0455 118 868 or Carla Bent on 0422 582 992.