The City of Salisbury is widely regarded as a leading local government entity encompassing an area of 158km2, with 140,000 people, and a growing economy. A focused organisation, Salisbury provides a wide offering of services to a culturally diverse community, whilst delivering commercially oriented functions and actively growing the economic capacity of the City.
The vision for Salisbury is to be a progressive, sustainable and connected community achieved through behaviours and values built on being respectful, accountable, collaborative and helpful.
As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the General Manager Community Development has responsibility for delivering social and community outcomes and developing relevant policy initiatives which support the needs of our diverse community. Specifically, the role will execute a strategy to increase community health and wellbeing, create opportunities for learning and social connections, delivery of recreation outcomes and create linkages between social and economic development.
This is one of the most significant and unique positions of its kind within the Local Government Sector, and therefore represents a genuinely career defining opportunity for the right person. Make an enquiry to explore the chance to realise the community opportunities that are, and will become, available with this progressive City and the region.
Applications are encouraged from proven senior executives with prior experience working within a comparably diverse and complex community or in community focussed leadership roles. A capacity to engage, operate and deliver in a local government environment, applying a corporate focus for the benefit of the community will be essential in this position, while local government experience is not a requirement.
Bring a highly developed, adaptive and relationship management capacity to the role, in order to shape and deliver strategies relevant to emerging social and community wellbeing and the expectations of our community.
Experience in applying a high level of business acumen to the delivery of social and recreational objectives is sought, as is a proven ability to develop key partnerships with Government and non-Government agencies.
Success in this role will be achieved by a candidate who has the capacity to lead and collaborate internally and externally, meeting the needs of multiple stakeholders and delivering on community focused outcomes.
Applications should be addressed to Andrew Reed. Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.
For a confidential discussion, please call (08) 8100 8849.