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Deputy CEO

Job No: 117935
Location: Burketown

  • Senior management role with an exciting Local Government, based in Far North Queensland.
  • Attractive remuneration package of $125,000 - $135,000 plus 12% super, fully furnished accommodation + a host of generous benefits!
  • Five weeks annual leave - so you can explore the magnificent sights of the region!

About the Opportunity

Burke Shire Council has a unique opportunity for a full time Deputy CEO to join a professional, multi-disciplinary team based in Burketown.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, driven and hands-on candidate who wants to enhance their career at one of Queensland's most remote Local Governments.

Reporting directly to the CEO, you'll be responsible for the effective and efficient leadership of council's corporate portfolio across several areas including finance, procurement, enterprise risk management (ERM), governance and compliance, human resources, information and communication technology (ICT), corporate planning, economic development and records management.

More specifically your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Planning, managing, delivering and monitoring of all aspects of services in the fields listed above;
  • Providing timely, complete and accurate advice to the executive team;
  • Maintaining an internal control and risk management framework in such a way that risk to the organisation is avoided or minimised; and
  • Developing and reviewing policies, procedures, strategies and other key documents.

About You

The successful candidate will have experience in a similar role within local government; ideally with a bachelor's degree in a relevant field.

This role is especially hands-on with the applicant required to work extensively within each department as well as bringing overall strategic thinking to each area.

You will be open to providing mentorships to staff members and representing Burke Shire Council, their beliefs, culture and values within the local community.

This opportunity is based in a multicultural environment, therefore Burke Shire Council will only be accepting applicants whose values and beliefs align with this.

Your commitment to a collaborative environment, team player mentality and strength in leadership will be what sets you apart from other candidates.

About the Benefits

If you are looking for a change of lifestyle, a new adventure, or to take the next step in your career, this is the role for you. You'll get the chance to see and experience more of the world-famous Gulf of Carpentaria region than most people ever will - and get paid to do it! 

 You will be rewarded with an attractive salary package circa $125,000 - $135,000 plus:

  • Up to 12% super;
  • Fully furnished accommodation including electricity and internet;
  • 5 weeks' annual leave;
  • Relocation assistance and
  • Strong support for career advancement including professional development opportunities, conference attendance and professional membership

About Burke Shire 

Burke Shire sits in remote Far North Queensland, 400km north of Mount Isa, leaning against the Northern Territory border on the Gulf of Carpentaria.

This remote and unique Shire, with a permanent population of 350 people has two main townships, Burketown and Gregory. Burke Shire is an area of strong natural and cultural heritage. The Shire is home to Boodjamulla National Park and the World Heritage Site Riversleigh fossil fields as well as to some of Australia's most spectacular natural resources including world class Barramundi fishing, an abundance of bird life and (well fed) crocodiles. From Winter to Spring, a rare meteorological phenomenon known as Morning Glory can be observed in the skies above Burke Shire, as long, tubular clouds stretch up to 1000km in length.

Locals enjoy a relaxed lifestyle, without pollution, crowds, traffic congestion or overcrowding. The Shire offers the same facilities you'd expect in any country region around Australia – hotels and roadhouses that serve meals, public swimming pools, tennis courts, social sporting facilities and fixtures, children’s playgrounds, community halls and, in Burketown, regular passenger flights to Mount Isa and Cairns. Burketown provides grocery supplies and residents can also have orders picked up in Mt Isa, Cloncurry or Cairns by local freight companies. Burketown has a kindergarten and P-6 schooling. A full time staffed health clinic and medical services provided by the Flying Doctor is supported by regular visiting allied health professionals.

Numerous volunteer groups exist in the Shire, either local emergency response groups or clubs that run key local events e.g. horse races, campdrafts, fishing competition etc.  Being remote creates and stimulates a strong sense of self and communal reliance. This presents a wonderful opportunity to get involved in and engage with your new community: meet the locals and experience the satisfaction that comes from giving.

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