First listed on: 12 October 2021

  • Permanent, full time position with flexible work opportunities
  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Convenient Preston location, close to train and tram

About Darebin City Council
Located in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, Darebin City Council is home to one of the largest, most diverse communities in terms of culture, language, religion, socio-economic background, occupation, and housing needs. The city has one of the largest populations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents in metropolitan Melbourne. Our Vision is for a community that works together to advance community life.

About the Role
Can you work at speed, do you bring high energy, do you hold yourself accountable for your efforts and is compliance important to you? If so, this role may be perfect for you.

Reporting to the General Manager Operations and Capital, you will be responsible for leading the team that delivers the majority of Council’s capital works program (totalling approximately $60m in 2021/22).

As the manager, you will also drive the improvement, integration, collaboration, and the culture of the department.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced, forward thinking leader with exceptional strategic, financial management, project management and people motivational skills, gained in the public, not for profit or private sectors. You will be politically astute, decisive, responsive and innovative, with the capacity to drive positive organisational change.

Skills and Experience

  • Proven capital works leader with an ability to lead across an organisation in an innovative and future focused manner
  • A strong community focus and ability to engage effectively with people to build sustainable relationships across a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Exemplary financial and strategic management skills
  • Tertiary qualifications in the disciplines of engineering, project management or equivalent are expected

As a progressive leader in Local Government, Darebin City Council is passionate about social inclusion, sustainability, engagement and service excellence. We are proud of the diversity of our workforce and recognise the strength this provides in meeting the needs of the community we serve. We are committed to upholding a positive and supportive work environment that values the contribution of all employees and treats all employees with dignity and respect.

We offer a range of benefits to our employees including opportunities for personal and professional development, flexible work practices including working from home options, Employee Assistance Program, recognition and reward program - Appreciate Great and a variety of generous paid and unpaid leave options.

How to Apply
Darebin values diversity and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of colour. We value people of all abilities and diversity of culture, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome unique contributions and perspectives of all people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we work with and live in.

We’re also happy to adjust our recruitment process to support your accessibility needs.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please submit your application including a resume, and a cover letter. Applicants will be required to provide written responses to the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description in their application.

Contact Sam Hewett, General Manager Operations and Capital on 03 8470 8684 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close on Sunday 31st October at 11.30pm.

The Darebin City Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. Darebin is committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, and thorough ‘Safety Screening’ processes apply.

To work at Darebin City Council, you will be required to supply proof of work rights, a Victorian Employee Working with Children Check and comply with Child Safety standards. All employees are required to undertake an Australian Criminal History Check and may be required to complete a Functional Health Assessment

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