CEO Cloncurry Shire Council

Job No: PEAK324
Location: Cloncurry, Qld

About the Organisation 


Popularly known as the “Friendly Heart of the Great North-West”, Cloncurry has the feel of a western town with the progressiveness of a modern community. The ‘Curry’, as it is affectionately known by locals, is 120km east of Mount Isa and 400km south of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Few places can claim to be as influential in shaping Australia, as Cloncurry. Cloncurry is a community that celebrates outback life, the true Australian way.

Cloncurry is at the heart of Queensland’s transport hub with key rail, air and road links from the eastern seaboard through to the Northern Territory. The region's successful cattle industry includes some of the largest pastoral leases in the country. Situated in the heart of the North West Mineral Province, the town has one of the richest and most established mining investments in Australia. 

Cloncurry is well-connected to the east coast with direct flights to Townsville and Brisbane.  Residents have access to a wide range of general and specialist health; education (to Grade 12), kindergarten and childcare centre.  There is an abundance of sporting clubs and activities to partake in along with a wide range of events and activities to entertain locals, visitors and tourists throughout the year.

Cloncurry Shire Council is a future-focused, community-responsive organisation with a charter to enhance all facets of life in the Shire. They are focused on creating an improved future while remaining responsive to the current needs of the community as broadly defined. This identity shifts their focus from that of a provider or supplier of infrastructure including roads, water, sewerage, waste management and rates to one of articulating that Council has an increased focus on planning for the long-term needs of the community and coordinating the delivery and ongoing management of services, infrastructure and facilities.


 About the Position


The CEO has responsibility for the overall management of the organisation to provide services to the community in accordance with the Corporate and Operational Plan, organisational vision, mission and values. The position works closely with and is accountable to the Council and provides a link between the council, the community and council staff.

Cloncurry Shire Council employs approximately 130 people.  It currently has an operating budget of $30m and a capital budget of $23m. Delivering services and projects to the community from these budgets is critically important to council.

The Shire’s ability to recruit, train, develop, retain, and promote high calibre employees is integral to its long-term success.

Aspects that are important are the CEO’s capacity to:

  • Empower, value and motivate employees and align the organisational effort with strategic direction, organisational objectives and challenges facing the Shire
  • Be a visible leader, establish accountable behaviour throughout the entire organisation and develop high levels of organisational cohesion and communication
  • Enthusiastically connect with employees to develop, collaborate and drive positive culture and shared values to drive cross-organisational delivery of goals
  • Lead in mentoring, coaching and developing employees so that they contribute to the Shire’s success, and reach their potential, ensuring effective performance and development systems are effectively evident

The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the challenges but also opportunities available to a rural community such as Cloncurry Shire Council. You will have proven ability in overseeing strong governance, financial control and operational management but also be able to support the council in developing policy. The ability to work with the Mayor and Council to network across other levels of government to source and secure further funding options for the community will be assessed.

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Peak Services is working in conjunction with Cloncurry  Shire Council, exclusively on this position. We offer 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.  You will also be asked to attach your current resume and a cover letter(optional) on the next page. Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume. 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. It is recommended you answer the questions in a Word document to save then copy and paste your answers into the portal.

Applications will close on Monday the 8th of February at 10 pm.  Please ensure you leave adequate time to complete your application before the closing date and time. All applications will be reviewed over the following weeks and we will be in a position to return to all candidates in regards to the status of their application after the closing date.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Celia Jones at Peak Services on 0409 119 561 for a confidential conversation. 




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