Chief Executive Officer

A great opportunity now exists to lead and manage this vibrant, positive, and ambitious organisation as the Chief Executive Officer.

  • Strong collaborative leader
  • Lead the most culturally diverse municipality in Australia
  • Shape the future of Greater Dandenong

The City of Greater Dandenong (CGD) is the most diverse community in Australia, with residents coming from over 150 locations worldwide. This rich cultural diversity enhances a dynamic community built on vibrancy, cohesion and community spirit. This pivotal Leadership position reflects the organisation's community first approach and will continue the focus on delivering the Council's vision.

A great opportunity now exists to lead and manage this vibrant, positive, and progressive organisation as the Chief Executive Officer.

As someone who is passionate about making a difference in the community, you will have strong leadership and management experience in a complex, multi-disciplinary community focused organisation. You will have a proven track record of successful leadership and a positive "can do" attitude for shaping the future of the City of Greater Dandenong during a period of change.

Committed to innovation and creative solutions, you will be passionate about building strong community partnerships and bringing the organisation on the next chapter of its journey. You will lead by example, demonstrating and implementing Council's core character principles of respect, engagement, accountability, creativity and honesty.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing strategic advice to the Mayor, Councillors and wider organisation
  • Implementing and embedding Council's vision and decisions
  • Building an effective, high-performing organisation committed to the vision, values and strategic priorities
  • Creating an enhanced focus on community health and wellbeing to improve health outcomes
  • Building strong collaborations with the Business community to enhance economic development
  • Deliver high-quality service excellence across Council's wide array of contemporary services
  • Promote and enhance civic engagement with the community

To be successful in this role you will have the energy and adaptability to juggle, prioritise and reprioritise within a changing environment. You will possess a strong breadth of management skills including financial management, corporate governance, advocacy, government relationships, civic engagement, and policy development. Your ability to ensure quality services are provided at all times and your passion for stakeholder and community engagement will be vital to your success. You will be a strong collaborative leader, bringing the organisation with you on the journey.

An energetic and driven leader, your communication and engagement skills will be exceptional, allowing you to act as the public 'spokesperson' for CGD and advocating for the Council across a variety of organisations including federal and state government. Skilled in strategic collaborations, you will work with stakeholder groups to address the challenges facing local Government at this time.

In return you will be rewarded with a competitive package and the chance to make a real difference to the community in the most culturally diverse municipality in Victoria.

For a position description or to apply please visit the McArthur website at, referencing job number 145186 in the search bar.

For a confidential conversation, please contact Fiona Bain on 9828 6565 or 0404 204 372.

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Applications close: Monday 22nd August 2022