Manager Integrated Planning, Risk and Governance

Job Type Permanent
Reference JO-2009-101537_1603516124
Posted about 1 month ago

The Muswellbrook Shire is a Shire of contrasts; picturesque dairy farms, world class thoroughbred horse studs, vineyards and olive farms all sitting beside big machinery and big mines. A fabulous place to live, work & play and only 2.5 hours' drive to Sydney. Muswellbrook is a place of the future.

Role Summary

Reporting to the General Manager, this is a 'hands on' management position with responsibility for managing governance and ensuring compliance with the Local Government Act and the Integrated Planning and Reporting framework. The Manager Integrated Planning and Governance will provide strategic advice and support the smooth operation of the business of Council.

Key Position Responsibilities:

  1. Provide strategic advice to the General Manager and the Council in relation to governance and the management of Council business including compliance with the Code of Meeting Practice, Code of Conduct and the Local Government Act.
  2. Manage delivery of Council's Risk Management, Work, Health and Safety, Return to Work Program Human Resources, Policy, Communications, Media, Community Engagement and Integrated Planning and Reporting functions.
  3. Manage the delivery of Council's business improvement strategy including service reviews and internal audit, the development of related operational systems, policies, and procedures
  4. Administer Council's responsibilities under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 and act as Council's Public Officer.

To be successful in this role it is likely that you will have a suitably aligned degree and/or considerable experience at a management/supervisory level in Local Government Governance and Administration.

This is a fabulous opportunity for ambitious Local Government professional seeking to progress their career in the beautiful Hunter Valley region.

Closing date Sunday 8th November 2020.

To apply, click the link and upload your current resume in Microsoft Word format only (.doc or .docx). If you would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact Gareth Broadrick on 0402 639 431 or email, quoting ref no. JO-2009-101537. Want to know more about Davidson? Visit us at