First listed on: 20 July 2021

  • Permanent, Full Time Position
  • Salary circa $101k p.a. + super
  • Convenient Preston Location, close to train and tram with flexible work arrangements

About Darebin City Council
Located in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, Darebin City Council is home to one of the largest, most diverse communities in terms of culture, language, religion, socio-economic background, occupation, and housing needs. The city has one of the largest populations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents in metropolitan Melbourne. Our Vision is for a community that works together to advance community life.

About the Role
Darebin City Council’s Office of the CEO is going through an exciting expansion period, and we’re seeking enthusiastic, innovative and talented people to join our organisation. We’re passionate about delivering best-practice service to our vibrant community.

In this busy and rewarding role, you will actively represent and support our dynamic CEO to meet evolving strategic and operational priorities of Council, leading a small team to ensure the efficient management of schedules and administrative operations.

The Executive Officer communicates directly on behalf of the CEO, with Councillors, Executive Management and external stakeholders and provides a bridge for smooth communication between the CEO, Councillors and internal departments. Executive Officer has a high level of politic acumen and acts to support and enhance the reputation and effectiveness of the Office of the CEO.

The Office of the CEO is responsible for the delivery of a broad variety of administrative tasks and governance processes including the preparation and coordination

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in Business Administration and/or extensive relevant experience
  • Experience leading, motivating and developing a small professional team
  • Knowledge of and experience in providing professional advisory, research and executive administrative support to a CEO, or executive level position within a complex organisation
  • Highly developed communication and problem-solving skills with the ability to effectively manage complex and sensitive situations and provide excellent customer service
  • Proven ability to manage a dynamic workload with competing priorities and operate effectively under pressure
  • Strong organisational skills including prioritising multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail

You will need a flexible availability to be able to attend out of hours meetings including Council meetings, community events and briefing sessions.

As a progressive leader in Local Government, Darebin City Council is passionate about social inclusion, sustainability, engagement and service excellence. We are proud of the diversity of our workforce and recognise the strength this provides in meeting the needs of the community we serve. We are committed to upholding a positive and supportive work environment that values the contribution of all employees and treats all employees with dignity and respect.

We offer a range of benefits to our employees including opportunities for personal and professional development, flexible work practices including working from home options, Employee Assistance Program, recognition and reward program - Appreciate Great and a variety of generous paid and unpaid leave options.

How to Apply
Darebin values diversity and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of colour. We value people of all abilities and diversity of culture, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome unique contributions and perspectives of all people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we work with and live in.

We’re also happy to adjust our recruitment process to support your accessibility needs.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please submit your application including a resume, and those who wish to address the Key Selection Criteria in the Position Description may do so in their cover letter.

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Applications close on Sunday 1st August at 11.30pm.

The Darebin City Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. Darebin is committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, and thorough ‘Safety Screening’ processes apply.

To work at Darebin City Council, you will be required to supply proof of work rights, a Victorian Employee Working with Children Check and comply with Child Safety standards. All employees are required to undertake an Australian Criminal History Check and may be required to complete a Functional Health Assessment.

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