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Employer:  Local Government NSW
Job Type:  Contract
Lismore NSW 2480, Australia (Show on map)

General Manager

  • 5-year performance-based contract
  • Attractive package
  • Challenge and advance your career

Rous County Council is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated General Manager to be the driving force in the sustainable delivery of Council’s core functions. With a strong emphasis on collaboration with constituent councils, the General Manager will be responsible for coordinating natural resource management across the region.

Reporting through the Chairperson and accountable directly to the governing body of Councillors, the General Manager will lead a multi-disciplined senior management team in the overall operation and maintenance of Council’s natural assets and infrastructure. With a staff of around 80 and an annual operating budget exceeding $26 million you will be expected to guide the organisation to deliver against its Integrated Planning and Reporting priorities and manage Council’s long-term financial sustainability.

To be successful in this role you will possess strong leadership qualities. You will be required to perform a leadership role across the seven key theme areas of Council’s Integrated Planning and Reporting framework with a particular focus on people, project and natural resource management. You will need excellent verbal and written communication skills and a management style which is inclusive and focused on operational and service delivery outcomes. Your knowledge of best practice systems and processes, innovation and a willingness to work collaboratively with a supportive governing body will also be critical to your success. Relevant tertiary qualifications and senior management experience in public and or commercial administration is essential.

A copy of the position description and a comprehensive information pack can be found on the Local Government Management Solutions website

Candidates must address the selection criteria outlined in the information package, available at

For further assistance please contact Christian Morris on (02) 9242 4160.

To learn more about Rous County Council visit

Applications close 5pm Monday, 23 October 2017.

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