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Chief Operating Officer

Advertiser: Lismore City CouncilMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
15 Mar 2019
Location
Lismore & Far North Coast
Salary
TRP $180000
Work Type
Contract/Temp
Classification
CEO & General Management, COO & MD
Chief Operating Officer
Lismore City Council proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunities and fosters a culture of diversity to represent the community of our Local Government Area. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

We offer great conditions and our community is unlike any other – you can build a beautiful life and a great career in this region. Lismore is the heart of the area, with all services you would expect from a regional city. We’re just 45 minutes from Byron Bay and only two and a half hours from Brisbane. With its outstanding natural beauty, subtropical climate, a diverse and colourful community, close proximity to some of Australia's best beaches, a major regional hospital, quality schools and a bustling retail and cultural precinct, Lismore is an enviable place to work and call home.

Position details:

We are keen to engage an experienced senior person who will bring significant expertise and add value to Lismore City Council’s current challenges and someone who is seeking part time hours to create a balanced and flexible lifestyle in the colourful northern rivers region.

Reporting directly to the General Manager, the key function of Chief Operating Officer is to provide leadership and specialist strategic direction across all these functions, including the development, communication, review and enhancement of new policies, procedures, guidelines, templates, technologies and innovations to raise standards of financial performance, governance and service delivery and manage risk in accordance with Council and legislative requirements.

The COO will support the organisation to drive leadership, culture, strategy, and performance based on our corporate values and direction.

Although temporary, a key objective for the Chief Operating Officer will be delivery of the following corporate services across the organisation:

  • Finance
  • Procurement & Contracts
  • Fleet Finance
  • Project Management Office
  • People & Performance (including Work Health & Safety and Learning & Development)
  • Technology & Customer Services
  • Records Management
  • Library Services
  • Governance and Risk

Person Description:

The right person for this role: 

  • The right person for this role will have an approachable and engaging leadership style.
  • They will be a strategic thinker with the ability to deal with complex issues and get things done.
  • They will have a background in driving major transformation across an organisation.
  • They will drive Council’s values across the organisation.
  • They will participate as a positive team player, support others and contribute in a cooperative and helpful manner.
  • They will produce consistently high quality outcomes.
  • They will champion a can-do attitude within Council - sharing skills with others, and mentoring new people who join us.
  • They will be an outcome driven person with a track record of delivering successful business outcomes.
  • They will be able to act with high levels of independence, persuade and /or negotiate with key personnel, customers and external bodies in the delivery of programs and key services.
  • They will be able to manage and consider a significant number of concurrent and ongoing matters simultaneously.
  • They will have a high level of time management and organisational skills.
  • They will have a real eye for detail and very high standards.
  • They will get a real kick out of finding out exactly how Council is performing and formulating strategies for how Council might improve.

Temporary Part time: 28 hour week for a 12 month period (option for flexible working arrangements)

Total Remuneration Package (based on 4 days a week): $180,000

Closing date: Sunday 24 March 2019 @ 4.30pm

Contact: For a confidential discussion or further information regarding this position please contact Tonia Leckie, Manager People and Workplace Development on 0427 773 458.

Full position description: Click here

What do we need from you

  • Tertiary qualifications in business, leadership or a related field.
  • High level leadership and change management competencies and capabilities.
  • Proven track record as a strategic thinker and significant experience in policy formulation and provision of high-level policy advice.
  • Strong governance skills, with particularly strong influencing, negotiation and networking competency.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a multidisciplinary team, with a proven track record in the achievement of program and project delivery and people management and driving major transformational change through an organisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and engage staff in in improving processes and systems and delivering innovative solutions.
  • Excellent organisation and people skills, including corporate management expertise.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with governments and departments.
  • Strong business acumen, commercial and analytical skills and industrial relations experience.
  • Sound understanding of risk, audit and compliance requirements within a local government context.
  • Demonstrated ability to be collaborative and build strategic relationships internally and externally of Council.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Current C Class Drivers Licence
  • Working with Children check


More information and to apply please head to Council's website. No paper applications will be accepted therefore all applications are to be submitted online through Council's portal prior to the deadline outlined above. 


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Lismore City Council proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunities and fosters a culture of diversity to represent the community of our Local Government Area. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

We offer great conditions and our community is unlike any other – you can build a beautiful life and a great career in this region. Lismore is the heart of the area, with all services you would expect from a regional city. We’re just 45 minutes from Byron Bay and only two and a half hours from Brisbane. With its outstanding natural beauty, subtropical climate, a diverse and colourful community, close proximity to some of Australia's best beaches, a major regional hospital, quality schools and a bustling retail and cultural precinct, Lismore is an enviable place to work and call home.

Position details:

We are keen to engage an experienced senior person who will bring significant expertise and add value to Lismore City Council’s current challenges and someone who is seeking part time hours to create a balanced and flexible lifestyle in the colourful northern rivers region.

Reporting directly to the General Manager, the key function of Chief Operating Officer is to provide leadership and specialist strategic direction across all these functions, including the development, communication, review and enhancement of new policies, procedures, guidelines, templates, technologies and innovations to raise standards of financial performance, governance and service delivery and manage risk in accordance with Council and legislative requirements.

The COO will support the organisation to drive leadership, culture, strategy, and performance based on our corporate values and direction.

Although temporary, a key objective for the Chief Operating Officer will be delivery of the following corporate services across the organisation:

  • Finance
  • Procurement & Contracts
  • Fleet Finance
  • Project Management Office
  • People & Performance (including Work Health & Safety and Learning & Development)
  • Technology & Customer Services
  • Records Management
  • Library Services
  • Governance and Risk

Person Description:

The right person for this role: 

  • The right person for this role will have an approachable and engaging leadership style.
  • They will be a strategic thinker with the ability to deal with complex issues and get things done.
  • They will have a background in driving major transformation across an organisation.
  • They will drive Council’s values across the organisation.
  • They will participate as a positive team player, support others and contribute in a cooperative and helpful manner.
  • They will produce consistently high quality outcomes.
  • They will champion a can-do attitude within Council - sharing skills with others, and mentoring new people who join us.
  • They will be an outcome driven person with a track record of delivering successful business outcomes.
  • They will be able to act with high levels of independence, persuade and /or negotiate with key personnel, customers and external bodies in the delivery of programs and key services.
  • They will be able to manage and consider a significant number of concurrent and ongoing matters simultaneously.
  • They will have a high level of time management and organisational skills.
  • They will have a real eye for detail and very high standards.
  • They will get a real kick out of finding out exactly how Council is performing and formulating strategies for how Council might improve.

Temporary Part time: 28 hour week for a 12 month period (option for flexible working arrangements)

Total Remuneration Package (based on 4 days a week): $180,000

Closing date: Sunday 24 March 2019 @ 4.30pm

Contact: For a confidential discussion or further information regarding this position please contact Tonia Leckie, Manager People and Workplace Development on 0427 773 458.

Full position description: Click here

What do we need from you

  • Tertiary qualifications in business, leadership or a related field.
  • High level leadership and change management competencies and capabilities.
  • Proven track record as a strategic thinker and significant experience in policy formulation and provision of high-level policy advice.
  • Strong governance skills, with particularly strong influencing, negotiation and networking competency.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a multidisciplinary team, with a proven track record in the achievement of program and project delivery and people management and driving major transformational change through an organisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and engage staff in in improving processes and systems and delivering innovative solutions.
  • Excellent organisation and people skills, including corporate management expertise.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with governments and departments.
  • Strong business acumen, commercial and analytical skills and industrial relations experience.
  • Sound understanding of risk, audit and compliance requirements within a local government context.
  • Demonstrated ability to be collaborative and build strategic relationships internally and externally of Council.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Current C Class Drivers Licence
  • Working with Children check


More information and to apply please head to Council's website. No paper applications will be accepted therefore all applications are to be submitted online through Council's portal prior to the deadline outlined above. 

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