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Director Corporate Services

As a regional centre, Ballarat has all the education, services, retail, entertainment and cultural opportunities you'd find in a capital city with a unique historic landscape. With significant investment in the growth of Ballarat, now is a great time to join the City of Ballarat. 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director Corporate Services will lead pivotal functions within the organisation, with the ability to have impact and influence across the entire Council.

Forming an integral member of the Executive Leadership team, the role is responsible for providing strategic and trustworthy financial and corporate services advice to the Chief Executive Officer and Council while ensuring the internal business units including Finance, ICT, Business Improvement and Customer Experience maintain efficient management practices.

Leading a high performing, highly regarded team of professionals, the Director will actively participate in strategic planning and organisational decision making to ensure delivery of cost effective quality services and advice.

To be considered for this opportunity you will need be an innovative and progressive leader and with proven experience in the Local Government sector. You demonstrate strong community values, are politically astute and have exceptional stakeholder engagement skills and an ability to engage effectively with Executive peers and Councillors. You are highly regarded for your inspirational leadership and high standards of democratic governance and bring experience driving continuous improvement through effective strategies, systems and processes.

If you want to work for a Council where you can bring your energy and diversity of thinking to a well-established team within a financially secure organisation with exciting capital projects on the horizon, this could be the role for you.

Selection criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant disciple
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a diverse multi-discipline team.
  • Experience in implementation and management of information and communication systems
  • Experience in a senior management position in Local Government.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Local Government regulatory frameworks.
  • Excellent strategic and financial modelling skills


The closing date for this position is: mid-night 25 April 2021


For a copy of the Position Description and to apply for this role go to the City of Ballarat careers page -  


For a confidential discussion, please contact Andrew Prestage, Executive Manager People and Culture on 0418 119 447. 


The City of Ballarat is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and inclusion.