Roper Gulf Regional Council

Area Manager - Council Services

Job No: 100591
Location: Ngukurr, NT

  • Pivotal Management role with a growing Local Government
  • Highly attractive remuneration, negotiable with experience
  • A further range of benefits include accommodation and salary packaging options
  • Full-time, 3 years fixed-term contract, with the possibility for extension

About Roper Gulf Regional Council

Roper Gulf Regional Council (RGRC) provides a range of services over an area that spans 185,000 sq km (80% the size of Victoria) that covers the region east and southeast of Katherine, Northern Territory. The total estimated resident population of the region is 6,919. 

The Council’s mission statement is: “Working as one towards a better future through the effective use of all resources”. This serves to give strategic direction to Council’s service delivery and its partnerships with the NT and Australian Governments and other stakeholders. 

The overall vision of Roper Gulf Regional Council is to be a sustainable, viable and vibrant leader in improving the quality of family and community life in the Northern Territory.  

About the Opportunity

Roper Gulf Regional Council (RGRC) now has a fantastic opportunity for an Area Manager - Roper to lead the frontline services team on a full-time, 3 year fixed term contract. This role will be based in Ngukurr, Northern Territory. 

Reporting to the Director of Council and Community Services, you will be responsible for providing management and overseeing the delivery of core municipal services, information and community engagement services and Community Safety Services under Council’s strategic initiatives in the towns of Borroloola, Ngukurr and Numbulwar of the Roper Management Area. 

Some of your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Overseeing the core and agency services delivery model within the Council and Community Services directorate;
  • Monitoring and reporting on the key performance indicators for each operational site;
  • Actively managing the workforce employed to deliver Council and Community Services programs;
  • Maintaining and implementing work plans for each program as directed;
  • Submitting reports to the Director as required in accordance with the relevant performance management framework; and
  • Overseeing the achievement of objectives outlined in Council’s strategic plan and regional plan.

For more information, please click here to view the Position Description

About You

To be considered for this position you must have a demonstrated record of achievement in the delivery of local government or community services; asset management and community development projects. With a strong management background, you will be able to effectively develop, manage, motivate and control work teams to achieve a diverse range of contractual and organisational goals and objectives.

Roper Gulf Regional Council is seeking someone with highly developed financial management skills, including the ability to develop annual budgets and be accountable for expenditure across multiple business units. Additionally, it is also important to the success of this role that you posses research skills in order to resolve complex and multi-faceted problems as they arise. 

Candidates with an awareness of issues affecting Indigenous communities in remote locations will be best suited to this position, equipping you with the ability to communicate and negotiate effectively with Indigenous people.

Please note: A current 'C' class driver's licence and a Working with Children Clearance Notice (OCHRE Card) are essential to be considered for this position. You will also be required to undertake a criminal history check and update each year as required. Please note, some out of hours work, including occasional travel to remote communities requiring overnight stays will be required.

About the Benefits

This role presents an opportunity to define your career, working with a young Local Government within one of the most spectacular and iconic environments in Australia. If you’re looking for a change of pace, a change of lifestyle or a new adventure, this is the job for you!

You will be rewarded for your hard work and dedication with a highly attractive remuneration, negotiable based on experience. You will also have access to a great range of additional benefits, including:

  • Relocation assistance up to $5,000;
  • Fully subsidised accommodation; and
  • A company vehicle (for work and reasonable personal use), phone, iPad and laptop.

You’ll enjoy flexible working conditions, study leave, opportunities for personal development and 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading, ensuring you’ll make the most of your time in this corner of the NT.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in a stunning outback location. Make a positive difference - Apply Now!

Prior to employment with Roper Gulf Regional Council you must obtain the following:

  • Undertake a new criminal history check at commencement of employment with RGRC;
  • At commencement of employment hold a current Working with Children Clearance Notice (OCHRE Card) or provide an application receipt for an exemption to be approved by SAFE NT prior to commencing; and
  • Be an Australian Resident or provide the current, relevant Visa to work within Australia.

Please note: Applications will close at midnight AEST, on Sunday 8th July, 2018.

To be considered, you must respond to the questions and selection criteria as outlined below, and attach a current resume when prompted during the application process.

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