Director, Healthy Communities and Environments - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 26/04/2022
REF: BENdir0322
Applications for this listing are closed

Director, Healthy Communities and Environments

Close Date: 26/04/2022
REF: BENdir0322
  • Executive leadership opportunity
  • Collaborative partnership with community
  • Deliver sustainable best practice

The Position
The Directorate, Healthy Communities and Environments, has been recently established and brings together community and environment functions, working hand-in-hand to achieve improved outcomes for the region. The Directorate provides leadership, planning, policy development, service delivery and capacity building, and supports the delivery of community infrastructure. This is achieved using approaches that are evidence based and applied through an equity lens with ongoing evaluation.
The Healthy Communities and Environments Directorate works in partnership with the community to ensure it is:

  • Healthy and well
  • Safe and secure
  • Able to participate
  • Connected to culture and community
  • Liveable and environmentally sustainable

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director, Healthy Communities and Environments will be responsible for the strategic development and delivery of wellbeing and environmental plans, including the integration of climate change. Working proactively across the organisation, the Director will embed plans to deliver impactful outcomes for the community. Leading and supporting a high performing and collaborative team, the Director will build capability and continue to drive a culture that is respectful, creative and diverse.
The successful incumbent will be an inspirational and contemporary leader, promoting collaboration and best practice for exceptional community outcomes. Experience leading the development and implementation of complex strategies in response to community needs will be key to the success of this role. Previous leadership experience of a large service operation and management of complex budgets and funding arrangements will also be essential. Community and/or public sector knowledge and exposure to areas such as public health, environmental sustainability and community development will be highly regarded.
This is an exceptional opportunity to work in an environment that is committed to providing high quality, community/client-centred customer service and community outcomes.
The Organisation
The City of Greater Bendigo is located in the geographic centre of Victoria, covering almost 3,000 square kilometres. With a growing population of about 120,000, the region is the state’s third-largest economy base in Victoria.
The vision for Greater Bendigo is “Greater Bendigo celebrates our diverse community. We are welcoming, sustainable, and prosperous. Walking hand-in-hand with the traditional custodians of this land. Building on our rich heritage for a bright and happy future”. As a Local Government, we work in partnership with our community to move toward this vision.
As an organisation we aspire to be a values-driven, flexible employer, to embrace diversity, have generous leave provisions, encourage staff training and development, and provide a supportive, team-orientated workplace.
For more information about the Council, visit: City of Greater Bendigo
Applications close: Tuesday, 26 April 2022
To apply – please click on ‘APPLY NOW’ and using reference BENdir0322, address your cover letter and resume to David Baber of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

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