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City of Mitcham

Located 20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD, the City of Mitcham is a clean and green City with an enviable blend of urban and rural environments, heritage architecture, rich culture, native bushland and scenic views.  Its 300 dedicated staff ensure the maximum community value is realised from an operating budget nearing $60m.  The organisation has a strong future including the delivery of a significant range of exciting projects which will further enhance the landscape and sustainability of the City.

Reporting to the CEO and as an integral part of the Executive Leadership Group, the General Manager’s key responsibilities will include:

  • leading, motivating, developing, managing and empowering multidisciplinary teams towards the delivery of high quality services to the Council’s customers;
  • proactively contributing to overall organisational culture and strategy, and maintaining and enhancing productive relationships with a wide range of external stakeholders;
  • driving efficiencies and improvements in systems, processes and programs to maximise the value obtained from public funds;
  • overseeing a diverse portfolio of functions and services providing critical decision making advice to the CEO and Council.

The vacancy is leading a portfolio of engineering and horticulture functions however there is some flexibility to align the portfolio with the skills and experience of the successful candidate.  While experience in engineering and horticulture functions will be considered favourably, it is not essential.  Contemporary senior management profiles from engineering, development and infrastructure, environment, community, strategic and commercial leadership disciplines will be considered.  

Applications are invited from forward thinking and innovative leaders with significant experience in a senior role within either local government or a comparably diverse service delivery domain.  Qualifications aligned to the core corporate, community, development, environment and operations of Council will be well regarded.  Also important will be strong leadership and communication skills, drive, versatility, commercial acumen, diplomacy, political astuteness, resilience, warmth, good humour, presence, strong ethics and the capacity to think laterally.

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Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Bernie Dyer by email to  

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Bernie or Gill Manser on (08) 8100 8849.

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