First listed on: 12 October 2018

Executive Manager Corporate Services 


Do you want to work in a job that helps maintain Darwin as a tropical, liveable capital city that creates opportunity and choice for its community?

Darwin is one of Australia's thriving capitals. Our city is both modern and multicultural, boasting many exciting cultural festivals and weekly food and craft markets, as well as a laid back, family friendly lifestyle. In business and industry circles, Darwin is described as Australia's gateway to South East Asia, with desirable Asian locations just a short flight away.

Make your next big career move to a high performing capital city valued by its community

We have an exciting opportunity for Executive Manager Corporate Services (EMCS) to provide leadership and specialist professional expertise to support Chief Operating Officer in leading and managing the corporate governance functions and in doing so, transforming the City of Darwin into a high performing capital city valued by its community. The EMCS will have primary responsibility, authority and accountability for leading and managing corporate governance functions of the Council.

Able to enthusiastically embrace change, you will help others to do the same by applying skills that combine strong leadership with the ability to motivate, inspire and foster a team environment using an innovative, consultative and flexible approach through highly-developed communication and interpersonal skills.

Could this be the career move you are looking for?

You will be a manager with a proven track record in providing strategic, professional advice to internal and external stakeholders to ensure customer focussed efficient performance of corporate governance functions of Council. You'll also have a solid understanding of compliance, risk minimisation and the environment in which a council operates.

Your substantial experience in managing a team within a local government environment will enable you to deliver on key responsibilities. You'll have a good understanding of the relevant Australian Standards and other associated legislation and be able to ensure the timely preparation, accuracy and quality of correspondence, reports, briefings and other specialised documents. Your relevant tertiary qualification will also set you in good stead for this opportunity.

Be part of an innovative and committed council

With a strong commitment to a fair and equitable workplace ethos, rigorous adherence to WH&S procedures and a culture of innovation and transformation, you'll be focussed on high performance and quality outcomes. You will be ready to proactively lead and actively support the Council's vision, goals and values that complement a changing culture.

What we offer you

This is a five-year contract position giving you the opportunity to see the long-term results of your work with us. The salary package is $220k - $232k, including superannuation. City of Darwin offers six weeks annual leave, salary sacrifice options, and the opportunity for continuous professional development and learning. Relocation assistance may be offered to the successful candidate.

As part of Council's recruitment process, successful applicants will undergo pre-employment assessments, which may include a medical.

For more information regarding this position, please contact Kimberly Harn, Human Resources Business Partner on 08 8930 0689.

To view the position description and submit an application, visit our website

Applications close 5pm Monday 22 October 2018


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