Job no: 494054
Work type: Temporary Full Time
Categories: Administration & Office Support
Salary: From $127,509 p.a. + 10.5% Super; a Motor Vehicle Allowance is available with this position
About the opportunity
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly organised individual with great leadership, administrative and people skills to lead our Executive Services team in the position of Executive Officer on a temporary full-time basis (35 hours per week) for a period up to June 2024, due to an upcoming period of parental leave.
In this role, you will provide professional and confidential executive support, project management and strategic advice to Council’s General Manager and Mayor, and the broader Leadership Team as required. You will also lead the Executive Services team in providing professional and seamless executive and administrative support to the Leadership Team and Councillors, and coordinate and oversee the timely and accurate response to Councillor and stakeholder requests.
The successful candidate will be proactive, detail-oriented, politically savvy (though remaining apolitical) and an effective leader and communicator, adept at handling a variety of matters with tact, professionalism and confidentiality while establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with a range of stakeholders.
If you have the following qualifications, skills and experience, we'd like to hear from you!
- Experience working within a government agency or political environment
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to act with a high degree of tact and diplomacy
- Excellent time management and organisational skills with the demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and anticipate potential problems/issues
- Demonstrated ability to identify and respond to stakeholders’ underlying needs and find innovative solutions to resolve stakeholder issues
- Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and develop team members
Commencing salary: From $127,509.00 per annum, plus 10.5% Superannuation.
Access to a Motor Vehicle Allowance is available with this position; however, it is not a condition of employment.
This position requires the worker to be double vaccinated against COVID-19 or to hold a medical contraindication certificate.
No two days are the same in the life of the Executive Services team, with a variety of tasks and topics from across Council handled every day. Our team is outcome-focused, values-driven, helpful and supportive of one another, flexible in our approach to the workload and each team member brings a variety of individual strengths and knowledge to the group. You can expect to be warmly welcomed, encouraged to share your ideas and learn, and complete a variety of tasks while also making meaningful social connections.
While the Executive Services team is based at the Civic Centre in Penrith, we embrace Council’s Finding Balance philosophy. We work together to balance our individual needs and working preferences, the needs of our colleagues, our customers and Council.
At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and an Excellence Award winner in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:
- A range of flexible work arrangements
- 18 weeks paid maternity leave
- Health and wellbeing leave
- 15 days personal leave
- Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education
- Diverse salary packaging
- And much, much more!
Visit careers.penrith.city to view the position description and to find out more information about employment with Penrith City Council. To submit your application, please apply online using the link below.
In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection criteria (listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.
Completed applications must be received by 11.55pm on the closing date. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.
For further information about the position, please contact Sharne Peake, Executive Officer, on 4732 7761.
You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.
Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time
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