General Manager, Community - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 16/09/2022
REF: DCCgmc0822
Applications for this listing are closed

General Manager, Community

Close Date: 16/09/2022
REF: DCCgmc0822
  • Provide future focus to deliver excellent community experience
  • Lead a committed team to strengthen equity, diversity, and community wellbeing
  • Report to the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer


The Position
The General Manager Community supports the Council Plan through high quality service delivery and development of strategies that are responsive to the changing needs of Darebin’s vibrant communities. With six direct reports, the role has accountability for leading a contemporary, community centred approach to community development.

With a proven ability to engage and build sustainable relationships with a diverse range of groups and individuals, you will possess a personal style that models integrity, equity, fairness and transparency. Your capability to lead and support others in building relationships will be a key strength.

You will drive change in business practice to reform the performance of functions, projects and programs across aged care support, families, children, youth, libraries, community hubs, arts and creative industries, leisure and sports. Through effective design and delivery, you will foster active participation in community life and strong community engagement that supports Council’s social advocacy agenda.

The successful candidate will have multi-disciplinary leadership experience, with strong financial, people and collaboration capabilities. Your deep understanding of contemporary social policy issues along with proven leadership in reforming, strengthening and collaborating across complex community focused organisations is vital.

The Organisation
Darebin City Council is proudly home to one of Victoria’s largest and most diverse communities. Home to residents from over 100 countries who speak over 100 languages, Darebin is a microcosm of rich multicultural diversity.

At the centre of Council’s vision is an ambitious plan to be an equitable, vibrant and connected multicultural community, which respects and supports First Nations People and is committed to mitigating the climate emergency.

To deliver that vision, the City of Darebin’s structure has been established to deliver essential and valued community services, to support those most in need and to enable deeper engagement with a community passionate about preserving what they love most about their city.

This role is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a committed team living values-based leadership and championing the vision of a sustainable, vibrant and community-oriented municipality.

To find out more about the Council, visit: City of Darebin


Applications close: Friday, 16 September 2022

To apply – click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference DCCgmc0822, 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 or Alice Keogh on 1300 347 437 to discuss the opportunity.

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