Director Corporate & Commercial Services (Ref: 22)

Employment Details
Closing Date: 9-Jul-2019 04:00 PM

About the position:

The Director of Corporate & Commercial Services is a critical leadership role within the City.  The role is responsible for executive functions, policy and strategy development, and the optimum operation of the Department (financial, quality and people). The Director must demonstrate modern leadership knowledge and skills across the four branches within the department; Corporate Services, ICT Services, Economic Development and the Geraldton Airport.

Key Project accountabilities:

  • Management of the October Local Government Elections, including training of new Councillors.
  • Management of the Deliberative Democracy Project including assisting with the outcomes from the project - Review of the City’s Strategic Community Plan and ten-year capital works program.
  • Replacement of the City’s core corporate software.
  • Leading organisational wide compliance with any changes resultant of the Local Government Act 1995 review.
  • Implementation of the revised Growth Plan.
  • Implementation of the Visitors Centre Review.
  • Development and implementation of an improved OHS system.
  • Promoting alternative Airport revenue streams including but not limited to international passenger and freight services, flight training schools and the Business Park.
  • Pursuing the maintenance of current levels of airline service and fares and assisting government funding agencies with financial modelling for regional airports.
  • Establishing a framework for succession planning with a focus on building internal capacity of up and coming leaders within the City.

For further information view the position description: Director Corporate & Commercial Services

To gain a better understanding of the role, please call Natalie Hope, Acting Manager Corporate Services on (08) 9956 6936.

Position requirements:

The successful applicant will have operational and strategic experience as a Senior Manager / Executive in a similar role at a large Local Government, Government Department, or mid-to-large scale private sector company, managing a professional team.

Completion of a pre-employment medical including alcohol and other substances testing is required of all positions at the City.

Remuneration and benefits:

This role is offered as a five (5) year fixed term negotiated contract. A salary package of up to $207,117.00 per annum will be offered dependent on knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications.

Some of the additional benefits of working for the City include:

  • Up to 18.5% Superannuation 
  • 27 Annual Leave days per annum
  • Health & Wellbeing Program
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Career opportunities
  • Study Assistance
  • Centrally located
  • Free parking

Interested in applying?

To be considered for this vacancy, you must include the following documents in your application:

  1. A completed Application Form (to enable the E-Form, save the document to your computer desktop)
  2. A current resume
  3. A document addressing each of the selection criteria outlined in the roles position description (please refer to Information for Applicants for further details)

Applications should be emailed to the Chief Executive Officer at or sent to: City of Greater Geraldton, PO Box 101, Geraldton WA 6531 by 4pm, Tuesday 9 July 2019.


Ross McKim


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