Roper Gulf Regional Council

Council Services Coordinator

Job No: 94141
Location: Ngukurr, NT

  • Pivotal coordination role with a growing Local Government
  • Attractive remuneration circa $79,991 - $88,296 plus super, phone, iPad, laptop and vehicle for work purposes
  • Further range of benefits include relocation & subsidised accommodation

About the Organisation

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 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 Opportunities

Roper Gulf Regional Council (RGRC) has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Council Service Coordinator to join their Council Services team in Ngukurr, NT.

Operating under the Area Manager Council Services, you will be responsible for coordinating and ensuring effective delivery of core municipal services under the Council Services Directorate Operational Plan. 

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

  • Overseeing the core services delivery model across your service area (Ngukurr and Urapunga);
  • Actively managing the workforce employed to deliver Council Services programs;
  • Maintaining and implementing work plans for each program as directed;
  • Establishing and maintaining positive and effective working relationships with all Council work teams and relevant government agency officers; and
  • Contributing to the achievement of objectives outlined in Council's strategic plan and regional plan.

To be considered, you must have a relevant certificate and/or demonstrated record of achievement in the delivery of local government or community services and successful completion of small projects. With a strong operational background, you will be able to effectively plan activities across a range of locations for a period in excess of one month. In addition, any experience gained in plant operation in a civil construction context would be advantageous.

Roper Gulf Regional Council is seeking someone with exceptional organisational skills, who can effectively coordinate and manage a team, as well as a number of projects simultaneously, with a strong focus on workplace safety. With well developed interpersonal skills, you will be able to liaise with a wide variety of employees and external stakeholders, ensuring strong working relationships are established. Strong written communication skills will ensure your ability to write reports that require original content. 

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 provide effective team leadership in a cross-cultural environment.

Please Note: A current 'C' and 'LR' class driver's licence and a Working with Children Clearance Notice (OCHRE Card) are essential to be considered for this position, while an MR or HR License would be highly regarded. You will also be required to undertake a criminal history check and update each year of employment. Some out of hours work, including occasional travel to remote communities will also be required and you must be comfortable with this aspect of the role.

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About the Benefits

This role provides the opportunity to define your career 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 salary circa $79,991 - $88,296 (commensurate with experience) plus super. Relocation assistance and fully subsidised accommodation will also be provided, making the move as smooth as possible.

You'll be equipped with 'tools of the trade' to help you manage your role, which include a phone, iPad, laptop and vehicle for work purposes. In addition, enjoy flexible working conditions, 6 weeks annual leave and 17.5% leave loading, ensuring you’ll make the most of your time in this corner of the NT.

Please note: Applications will close at midnight AEST, Sunday 19th November, 2017.

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.


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