First listed on: 18 September 2020

Are you a strategic thinker with excellent leadership skills? Can you sell a dream and make it a reality too? If yes, then this might be the perfect role for you.

  • An exciting new role where you will utilise your management skills to help enhance and shape Maitland’s future experiences and economy.
  • Permanent full time opportunity - 35 hour week
  • Attractive salary package + flexible working arrangements

About the organisation

Maitland is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia with over 90,000 residents forecast by 2023. With a diverse and growing economy Maitland is rapidly gaining a reputation as a dynamic place to invest and do business. It's also a desirable place to visit that is matched with idyllic liveability.

At Maitland City Council we are focussed on investing in innovative and authentic leaders who are passionate about impacting the local community and contributing to Council’s strategic vision.

The organisation is going through an exciting period of change, with a focus on exceptional customer experience, both now and through planning for the future.

The opportunity

This role provides a unique opportunity for a leader with diverse experience to guide key teams that contribute to the vibrancy of the City and make Maitland an attractive proposition for investment, living and visitation.

With responsibility for the City and Visitor Economy, Events and Place Activation and Maitland Gaol teams, this role comes with clear service delivery expectations outlined in the recently adopted the Destination Management Plan and the Gaol Development Plan. Both of these key, long term visionary documents have deliverables that cross all three teams.

In addition, with planning already underway for the development of a dynamic Economic Development Strategy with a place based, smart city focus, and the ongoing evolution of Council’s flagship event program, this role is pivotal to impacting the development and enhancement of Maitland’s economy and experiences.

The role requires a strategic focus, from someone who also has the practical knowledge to participate in the day to day delivery of initiatives and projects alongside their team.

About You

We're looking for someone who:

  • Is an experienced leader with a track record of managing a diverse team.
  • Is a strategic thinker who can also deliver on day to day projects and initiatives.
  • Can identify and deliver visionary experiences that benefit the community, visitors and businesses.
  • Will live our Guiding Principles.
  • Has a sense of humour and a genuine interest in providing top quality experiences and opportunities.
  • Is happy to get their hands dirty too.


This is a permanent full time role with a competitive salary package on offer (including a vehicle), which will be negotiated at time of offer with the successful candidate. Managers are entitled to take special paid leave during the period of Council’s annual shutdown over the Christmas period (typically 3-4 days), and an additional five days special paid leave each year for professional development.

Council also offers its staff a range of other benefits, including access to flexible work arrangements, study assistance as well as health and wellbeing programs.         


Should you have any questions after reading the role charter, please contact Rachel MacLucas, Executive Manager Vibrant City, on 02 4931 2866.

Applications close: Sunday 11 October 2020

Please note internally this position will be called Manager City Economy

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