Manager Community Services

Burdekin Shire Council

Join Burdekin Shire Council in nurturing a community that thrives on natural splendour and rural charm.

Nestled on the doorstep of the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, the Burdekin Shire is a captivating blend of pristine natural beauty and a flourishing rural community atmosphere. Just an easy one-hour drive south of Townsville, this region is renowned for its abundant sunshine, fertile agricultural land, and resilient water resources.

As the Manager Community Services, you’ll be based in Ayr, leading a dedicated team committed to enhancing the community’s wellbeing. You will be part of the senior leadership team and actively contribute to the vibrancy of this thriving region.

Your role includes developing Council’s Community Development Framework, overseeing Library Services, Cultural and other Venues, and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders. You will actively engage with our community, and manage Council’s community grants program and support community initiatives.

Bring your passion for regional lifestyle and a sound understanding of community services in a local government context, along with the ability to develop and monitor budgets, and advanced people management and communication skills. As an enthusiastic and motivated individual, you will hold relevant qualifications (Diploma or Bachelor level in Social Sciences, Humanities, or Arts) and/or have extensive experience in a similar role.

To Apply

Please fill in the form on this page to obtain a detailed Information Package and the Application Form. Once you have read these please contact John Oberhardt on 0411 869 110 for a confidential discussion regarding the position.

Applications close at 9am Monday, 26 February 2024.


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