At Yarra, we aim to make a positive difference to people's lives.

We are determined to continuously improve the level of service we provide to our community. We do not shy away from tackling complicated community issues.

Our flexible work arrangements support the family lives of our people, and assist their health and wellbeing through our award-winning health and wellbeing program.

We offer a diverse range of career opportunities and encourage professional development through many leadership development and training programs.

Yarra City Council Collingwood
Full time
DIRECTOR CORPORATE, BUSINESS AND FINANCE CONTRACT Full Time (Flexible) * Attractive remuneration package (experience based) * Career Enhancement Opportunities * Work-Life balance Yarra City Council is a dynamic, exciting and progressive organisation.  We pride ourselves on our inclusive culture, we celebrate diversity and we strive for continual progression and enhancement of our processes, systems, services.  At Yarra, we aim to make a positive difference to people's lives. We are determined to continuously improve the level of service we provide to our community and address complicated community issues with the right measure of enthusiasm and sensitivity. We invite applications from high achieving, driven individuals who have a passion and tenacity to work in a senior leadership capacity. You will work with, and effectively lead and motivate managers, staff and key stakeholders alike, facilitating a collaborative proactive approach to corporate service delivery.  Highly regarded for your strategic and innovative style, you are known to build highly performing, functioning and committed teams. This role sits within the Executive team and reports directly to the CEO, and will be responsible for leading the organisation’s corporate services portfolio, including Finance, Parking & Compliance, Information Technology, Customer Service and Corporate Performance branches.  You will also actively oversee the strategic and day to day management of these teams and programs, including identifying and responding to new and emerging opportunities in the broader sector.  You will provide strong guidance in reading trends given the changing and ever evolving needs of council.  The successful candidate will deliver significant outcomes by contributing new ideas and enhancing service delivery adhering to best practice principles.  To succeed in the role you will require the following:  Ability to contribute to the organisational strategic vision Significant leadership skills within a progressive business Demonstrated communication and stakeholder engagement skills coupled with a strong business and political acumen Experience in effectively facilitating, guiding and managing change at all levels   Experience in leading and driving a significant number of staff programs and proactively managing people matters Aspirations to develop and lead the wider organisation and act as executive sponsor on projects outside of the division. Ability to represent the CEO as and when required To apply, we request applicants respond to the below Key Selection Criteria: Significant professional experience as a high achieving Executive at Director or Senior Management level within a medium to large organisation, demonstrating a consultative and proactive approach in both strategic and operational deliverables. Proven track record of influencing, leading and developing employees whilst building positive relationships across all levels, and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and best practice principals. Extensive experience in the development, implementation and maintenance of organisational policies and standards with the capacity to strategically forecast a business based outlook Proven experience in implementing, managing and positively leading change in complex organisational settings. Strong leadership abilities coupled with accomplished networking skills working as a trusted advisor of a senior executive management team, enabling the acquisition and sharing of information to support effective and collective outcomes for the organisation. Advanced conceptual, strategic and analytical skills, including the ability to interpret and convey complex information to a range of different Applications Close:  Monday 1 st October 2018 at 5pm. For further information on the positon, please contact Emily Holden, Senior Coordinator Human Resource Services, on 9205 5138. In your application, the selection panel will assess your CV against the technical skills, abilities, and qualifications of the Position Description as well as your separate responses to the Key Selection Criteria. *This position is subject to satisfactory Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement. Pre-employment checks are not used by Yarra City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.   400001 - Director Corporate and Financial Services - Position Descriptio.._.pdf Yarra City Council supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.