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Council Services Manager

Closing date: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 08:00

Salary Level 7/8 $78,280.00 - $91,265.00 per annum with subsidised accommodation. 

Attractive conditions include 6 weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading, superannuation, and generous leave provisions.

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Operating under the direction of the Regional Services Manager and in accordance with Council corporate plans, policies and relevant legislation. The position is responsible for core services, contract services, staff management, capital works, council assets, strategic development, finance and administration, stakeholder relations and community development. The position is based in Nyirripi.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Previous experience living and working in remote Indigenous communities, preferably with a Regional Council or similar service provider.
  • An awareness of issues affecting Aboriginal people in remote locations and ability to provide effective leadership in a cross-cultural environment. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement, business excellence and career advancement.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a range of service delivery activities and programs in a collaborative manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and develop staff from a range of backgrounds including delegation skills to achieve outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in the control and reporting of annual budgets.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to;:
  • Foster sound working relationships with staff.
  • Consult and negotiate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal people,
  • Engage and influence key community members and stakeholders.
  • Negotiate effective outcomes including conflict resolution
  • Use contemporary computer programs to produce clear and soundly based reports in a timely manner,
  • Competent decision making skills and an analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Sound knowledge of Work Health and Safety requirements.
  • Current C-class drivers licence

Contact person: Phil Littler – Acting Regional Services Manager on 0439 330 183 or email

To apply for this position please download the Position Description and Information Package and address the selection criteria in writing.  Applicants also need to submit an application for advert form and email to