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Chief Operating Officer

Location: NT
Work Type: Full Time permanent/Term Contract
  • Exciting new era of change
  • Key Executive Leadership role
  • Exceptional lifestyle opportunities

The City of Darwin has undergone a period of renewal, inspired by a new Lord Mayor, CEO and Council focused on the growth and development of North Australia's most strategic and dynamic city - Darwin.

We are looking for a dynamic, collaborative, inspiring and inspired Local Government professional or high performing executive wanting to take their next step in their career with a genuinely challenging role in a lifestyle location that is the capital of North Australia and Gateway to Asia.

You will be focused on building a service culture dedicated to providing the highest level of core Local Government services to the community of the City of Darwin, while also working towards the growth, development and presentation of the City. In every element of your key leadership position there will be challenges and opportunities that you will tackle with ease in an innovative and professional manner.

Reporting to the CEO, you will provide operational leadership across the whole of Council while directly managing the General Manager Community and Regulatory Services and the General Manager Engineering and City Services. With an uncompromised focus on providing internal and external customers with the highest level of service, you will also support financial accountability and sustainability by providing strategic and operational financial planning and management inclusive of ICT and Asset Management Planning.

A high level, experienced leader, you will have an extensive background working with Boards or Councils in the development and implementation of long term strategic planning and direction. You will have proven yourself as an exceptional Manager within highly complex, multi-stakeholder driven environments where the emphasis has been on effective resource and financial management, clear goal setting and collaborative, results focused team work.

This is an exceptional opportunity to influence a major change agenda destined to shape the future of North Australia's most dynamic city.

To download a comprehensive information pack and apply, visit and enter 136786 in the search function.

Or for a confidential discussion, call Julie Ford or Harley Hammelmann on (07) 3211 9700.

Applications close, 5pm, Monday July 16th 2018.

136786 Posted On:03/07/2018