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General Manager Recruitment

Closing date 25 May 2021 - click here for more information

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General Manager Recruitment

The Location

Lismore is a vibrant regional city nearing 45,000 people located in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Surrounded by rich farmlands, and flanked by beautiful beaches, the community encompasses a diverse range of people from all walks of life.

An exciting opportunity now exists for a driven and suitably qualified individual to lead Lismore City Council as General Manager.

The Role

The role supports councillors, staff and the community in developing a clear vision for a vibrant and sustainable region and implementing the strategic direction. This role will embed a culture of continuous improvement in the organisation and will provide leadership, foster and drive local economic development at every opportunity, and demonstrate a commitment for Lismore, its people and future. The incumbent is expected to reside in the Northern Rivers.

Key Focus Areas will include: 

  • Lead the Council, building its reputation as a professional, transparent, accountable and efficient organisation.
  • Promote economic development through working with the local business community, new entrants and investors for a sustainable future.
  • Successfully balance economic initiatives with social, environmental and urban/rural community interests.
  • Guide the organisation to embed sound governance and risk management practices.
  • Maintain a future focus to strategically enable the organisation to implement and deliver plans that promote long term financial sustainability.
  • Deliver on Council’s commercial service targets, including but not limited to Waste operations.

Primary Accountabilities

The General Manager will be accountable to the Council and is required to comply with their legislative responsibilities under Section 335 of the Local Government Act, WHS Act, Council’s Code of Conduct, employment contract and other relevant legislation. Other key accountabilities whilst not limited to, will include:
  • Finance and resource management
  • People Management
  • Leadership
  • Regional Focus
  • Customer Service
This position will suit an individual who is passionate about community and leadership and who has a strong sense of integrity and ownership.

An attractive Remuneration Package is on offer for the successful applicant.

Closing date: 25 May 2021

For a copy of the comprehensive candidate brochure please contact either Gareth Broadrick or Clive Brown at - LG@capstonerecruitment.com.au or call 02 9146 6660.


Why work for Lismore City Council?

Because Lismore City Council is a great place to work! We are a progressive and innovative organisation located in the beautiful Northern Rivers region of New South Wales – a truly special part of the world.

Lismore city is a regional hub with excellent health and education services, world-class sporting facilities and a rich artistic and cultural calendar of events.

Our community is proudly diverse and we offer city convenience with stunning natural beauty and many distinctive, character-filled villages. Our region is perfectly located, offering a country lifestyle close to beaches and World Heritage rainforest, yet just two-and-a-half hours from Brisbane.

As a Council we employ around 440 staff and service a population of almost 45,000 people. We care about our community, who are at the heart of everything we do.

Our Values

As an organisation we have adopted a set of values – developed by the people, for the people. These were created as part of a consultative ‘Values Project’ involving staff across the whole organisation.

Our 'Values' are to respect, to strive, to be passionate and to communicate. We expect anyone who applies for a job with us to be aligned with these values. Our catchphrase is 'Values begin with a V but start with you…' and we want our organisation to be full of talented workers who believe in the values we do.

We ask you to address our values as part of your selection criteria. You can find more information in the Info Pack.

Registering for casual employment

Casual positions at Council are managed by JHA Recruitment and Complete Staff Solutions. For further information on casual positions or to register your interest for positions with us, contact:


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