Executive Manager Office of Council & Chief Executive Office - Fisher Leadership
Greater Melbourne
Close Date: 28/05/2023
REF: WTLemo0423
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Executive Manager Office of Council & Chief Executive Office

Greater Melbourne
Close Date: 28/05/2023
REF: WTLemo0423
  • Be part of a genuinely collaborative leadership team
  • Provide contemporary governance leadership
  • Report to the Chief Executive Officer


The Position

The Executive Manager of the Council & CEO is responsible for providing the highest levels of expert governance support for internal operations and the Mayor and Councillors to ensure legislative requirements are met. The role also acts as the coordinator of Council’s relationships with State Government ministerial offices, state bodies and authorities, inspectorates and Council’s Audit and Risk Committee.

This is an outstanding opportunity to be a key contributor to building a leading, modern and open organisation that delivers a robust strategic plan to support Council’s ambitions.  This role is part of the executive leadership team and will lead on the development of  best practice governance mechanisms and capabilities to ensure effective support, decision-making and leadership of elected officials.

The successful candidate will have a reputation for the highest levels of integrity and the ability to translate governance and risk requirements to different audiences. With a track record of leadership in a complex governance and legislative setting, you will have outstanding communication and negotiation skills and be a resilient, collaborative leader who thrives in developing internal and external relationships through authentic partnering and positive influence.

An appropriate tertiary qualification, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and/or experience is essential.


The Organisation

The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia and, as a local government organisation, we play an important role in the everyday lives of more than 220,000 community members.  We are committed to upholding our obligations under the Local Government Act, which include providing quality advice to Council, implementing Council’s decisions in an efficient and effective manner, and ultimately providing our diverse community with services that meet their needs.

Our vision is to make Whittlesea 2040: A Place For All.

This leadership role is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a committed executive team that is shaping an effective organisational culture and building trust with employees, partners, stakeholders and the community.

For more information on the organisation, visit: whittlesea.vic.gov.au

To apply – please click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference WTLemo0423, providing:

  • Cover letter including your motivation
  • Five impactful examples (two hundred words maximum per example) that capture key selection criteria
  • Targeted CV (2-3 pages)


Call David Baber on 1300 347 437 to discuss the opportunity.

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