Chief Executive Officer
The Top End Awaits
Located south-west of Darwin and the world-renowned Litchfield National Park, home to a myriad of cascading waterfalls, beaches, fishing spots, wetlands and stunning landscapes, West Daly Regional Council covers 14,000 sq km of lush tropical splendour and arid desert plains. With a population of more than 3,000 spread throughout the communities and outstations of Wadeye (Port Keats), Peppimenarti (Peppi) and Palumpa, the Council area was formed in 2014 with a separation from the Victoria Daly Region.
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to lead growth and development of this relatively new Council, to work collaboratively with the Councillors to engage the community, deliver service excellence, drive change and build a cohesive, loyal organisation. Ideally, you will have the experience, skills and expertise to connect and engage with staff across the communities, and motivate, inspire and encourage their energy and drive to make Council a great place to work.
Your success will rely on your leadership skills and proven experience taking ownership of and successfully handling difficult issues and providing proactive, productive decisions and solutions. Your superior financial acumen and number-crunching skills will ensure Council operates within budget for all projects. You will be able to understand and enjoy the rich cultural mix, and have the temperament to live in this beautifully natural and remote rural region. Regular visits to Darwin are required to liaise with CouncilBiz, and ensure the Council’s corporate services are operating effectively.
An attractive remuneration package, in the vicinity of $250,000, is offered for this exciting and rewarding role. Applications must disclose any foreseeable conflicts of interest. Applicants must consent to a criminal history check.
Candidates must address the selection criteria outlined in the information package, available from Blackadder Associates Pty. Ltd. Contact Stephen Blackadder on 0412 255 149 or 02 8765 1200 or send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the Information package and discuss the position in confidence.
Applications close on Monday, 20 February 2017.