Director Corporate and Community Services

Job No: PEAK284
Location: Warwick, QLD

About the Region

Southern Downs is situated one hour south of Toowoomba and two hours south-west of Brisbane in Queensland. The Major centres include Warwick, Allora, Killarney and Stanthorpe with the region stretching along to the New South. Wales border and covering 7,122km2. The region’s abundant land, industry diversity and transport infrastructure underpin its role as a major hub for South East Queensland’s agricultural, manufacturing and food processing, health and aged care, tourism, and transport sectors.

The Council has committed to the future of these industries and after extensive community consultation is focussed on promoting the region as a place to invest as well enjoy a myriad of lifestyle benefits.

About the Organisation 

The Southern Downs Regional Council was formed on the 15th of March 2008 as an outcome of the Queensland Local Government Reform process.  This new governing body encompasses the areas previously occupied by the Warwick and Stanthorpe Shire Councils. The Council consists of the Mayor and eight Councillors, who are elected by residents for a 4-year term.

Supporting a population of 35,000, Council employs 340 staff with an operating budget of $75m

About the Position

The position of Director Corporate and Community Services is accountable to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the leadership of the following functions: 

  • Corporate Services and Record Management
  • Community Development
  • Council Enterprises and Property Management
  • Finance
  • Information Technology and GPS
  • Learning and Libraries
  • Customer Service
  • Governance

We are seeking candidates with a strong Local Government experience who can lead and develop teams focussed on serving their community.

Please click on the link for a  copy of the CANDIDATE BRIEFING DOCUMENT

For further information on Council operational plans and budget, please click on the following link to the COUNCIL WEBSITE 

An executive remuneration package will be negotiated relevant to experience.

PEAK Services is working in conjunction with Southern Downs Regional Council, exclusively on this position. We offer Queensland local government expertise across a wide range of professional fields, providing tailored solutions for councils and other similar organisations. We work with our clients to deliver meaningful outcomes in the recruitment and contracting services. 

How to Apply

Before you apply for this position, please read the position description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position.  You will be required to answer a few questions that relate to the criteria on the online application below.  Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume.  A cover letter is not mandatory but may be added if so desired. When uploading your Resume or documents please ensure file names should only include 'A-z', '0-9', '.' and '-' characters.

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have commenced your application you cannot save and continue at a later stage. 

Applications will close on the 16th of November at 10 pm.  Please ensure you leave adequate time to complete your application before the closing date and time. 

For a confidential conversation, please call Celia Jones at Peak Recruitment Services on 0409 119 561.


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