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Director City Growth and Operations

Location: NT
Work Type: Full Time permanent/Term Contract
  • Executive Local Government position
  • Shape changing communities
  • Diverse portfolio

Palmerston is the second largest city in the Northern Territory. It is a regional hub with a promising future positioning itself as The Family City of the Northern Territory and ‘A Place for People’. At City of Palmerston, our Community are at the centre of all we do and deliver.

The Director City Growth and Operations leads and manages the strategic and operational direction of the Department to meet community expectations, deliver organisational key performance indicators and maintain financial accountabilities in line with the Community Plan. The role focuses on shaping and influencing public amenity, infrastructure, sustainability and activation; and community well-being across the city by ensuring that Palmerston is ‘A Place for People’ in line with the vision of the Community Plan.

This role will see your people and project management skills shine as you juggle several challenging high priority projects and daily operations. With excellent relationship management skills, you will have an integrated approach to continuous improvement across all areas of the Directorate, coaching, mentoring and developing staff to provide a service of excellence. You will be instrumental in developing and implementing departmental strategic and operational plans that will deliver the required outcomes of Council through the Community Plan.

To be successful in securing this role, you will have a proven record of leading high performing teams in the delivery of services to the community. You will have a strong technical grounding which will give you credibility in managing our technical services team. Your people and project management skills coupled with contract management and capital delivery will set you apart. An understanding of asset management will also be valuable as we look to produce new and maintain existing aging assets. You will be highly organised with the ability to manage all levels of stakeholders across the business and externally. As a broad, conceptual thinker, your ability to improve processes and innovate to deliver outstanding technical solutions and service to our customers will see you succeed in this key leadership position.

For a candidate pack or to apply for this role please visit the McArthur website at, referencing job number 140857.

For a confidential conversation, please contact Nick Kelly on (03) 9828 6545.

Applications close: Wednesday 15th April 2020.

140857 Posted On:20/03/2020