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Employer:  Forbes Shire Council
Job Type:  Contract
Forbes NSW 2871, Australia (Show on map)

General Manager

  • Exciting Leadership Role
  • Attractive Remuneration package

Forbes Shire home to a population of approximately 9,600, is situated in the heart of the Lachlan Valley, and is regarded as one of the richest primary producing areas in New South Wales. Forbes Shire is ideally located at the junction of the Lachlan River and Newell Highway, and has a diverse economy ranging from irrigated land holdings, dairy operations, dry-land farming and manufacturing, to strong retail, education and health sectors which combine with a dynamic and growing tourism market.

Forbes Shire Council is now seeking to engage the services of a highly motivated, energetic and strategic thinking senior executive to be our new General Manager and to lead our organisation and support our active community. 

To be successful in this role, you will have a proven track record of strong and strategic leadership which will be pivotal in building organisational capacity to deliver Council’s services and ensure a sustainable long-term future. Your collaborative leadership style is conducive to building strong stakeholder engagement and for the organisation delivering high quality services and community outcomes. You will possess well developed political acumen and a willingness to be part of a close knit community. 

To be considered for this role you will have a successful record of accomplishments in a senior executive role. You will have proven ability to manage complex budgets, lead and motivate a committed workforce, develop and deliver long term strategic plans and work closely and in partnership with the Councillors, staff and community to achieve the organisation’s goals and priorities. You will possess relevant tertiary qualifications and a sound understanding of current Local Government reform and a strong knowledge of the Local Government Act 1993 and other relevant legislation. 

An attractive remuneration package and a five-year performance based contract will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Applications for this role should be made online at Please attach your response to the selection criteria to your application. All applicants must address the selection criteria to be considered for this role. An information sheet including a comprehensive position description for the position can also be found on the website. Applications will be received in the strictest of confidence until 5pm, Monday 2 October 2017. 

For any enquiries, please contact Mark Anderson at LGMS on 0418864866. To learn more about the Council and the Shire go to

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