Manager Economic Recovery and Resilience - City of Darebin

Location Melbourne
Job Type Permanent
Reference JO-2104-103705_1618374957
Posted 24 days ago
  • Join a progressive leader in Local Government
  • Lead the city's economic reactivation and social and economic recovery
  • Be a part of a contemporary, collaborative leadership team

The City of Darebin is a vibrant municipality just north of Melbourne's CBD. No matter where you're from, you'll feel at home in this cosmopolitan community where different lifestyles, aspirations and talents are welcomed. 160,000 residents speak 138 different languages, embrace 37 different faiths and celebrate their city's rich cultural diversity. The City of Darebin is home to one of the largest, most diverse communities in the State.

As a progressive leader in Local Government, the City of Darebin has set an inspiring vision to ensure quality of life for current and future generations in response to the climate emergency, increasing inequality, unprecedented growth and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reporting to the General Manager Community, and working closely with the CEO, Executive, the Mayor and Councillors this position will lead the city's economic reactivation and economic recovery following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. By designing and delivering short and long term strategies, goals and initiatives, the Manager (and their highly skilled team) will respond to the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring the City's economy is resilient towards future challenges and is shaped into a sustainable city for the future.

Providing strategic direction and inspirational leadership, the Manager will effectively engage across a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders and focus on innovative ways to address the changing requirements of the Darebin community and realise Council's vision for Darebin to be a thriving and sustainable local economy.

To be successful in this critical role, the City of Darebin is seeking a highly motivated and experienced strategic leader who is politically astute, responsive and innovative. You are renowned for your excellent communication and ability to build relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders that yield excellent outcomes for the Darebin council and community. You demonstrate sound project management methodologies and inspirational leadership with an innate ability to drive high performance. Experience working in a senior leadership role within local government or the broader public and community sectors will be held in high regard.

The City of Darebin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate in our selection and employment practices on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organisation, or other non-merit factors. We are committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, and thorough 'Safety Screening' processes apply. For all other information regarding the City of Darebin, including our Profile, our Diverse Community, our Values, the Council Plan 2017-2021, Equal Opportunity Employment, Disability Access and Inclusion, the Victorian Charter of Human Rights, and Risk Management, visit our website:

For a copy of the PD, please download (copy & paste) or further information not covered in the PD, please contact Melanie Pecanek on 0408 898 7344 or Vanessa Huxley 0417 708 112. To apply, please click the "Apply Now" button and upload your resume. (Note, you don't need to provide a covering letter or key selection criteria).