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Deputy General Manager

About the Region

The Derwent Valley municipality is set in a stunning location just 25 minutes from Hobart through spectacular world heritage wilderness areas. A population of approximately 10,300 has the major industries of agriculture, manufacturing and tourism.

About the Role

The Council is seeking a Deputy General Manager with the desire to further their experience in local government. This role offers a development pathway to a future career as a General Manager.

You will have a strong senior management background, desirably in Local Government, with extensive exposure to community services and operations. You have the ability to quickly assess and understand political and social issues and the ability to recognise emerging issues and future challenges facing Derwent Valley Council.

Your excellent communication skills and appreciation of political sensitivities help you to quickly build credibility and confidence at all levels, including the Mayor, Elected Members, Senior Management and staff, as well as key external stakeholders.

We are seeking a Deputy General Manager who can:
  • Demonstrate high level strategic leadership skills and vision
  • Inspire others, influences and leads innovation to achieve community outcomes
  • Focus on organisational performance, culture and customer service
  • Balance the needs of the community within business and council requirements
  • Deliver expertise in governance, finance and develop integrated business systems
  • Be a relationship maker who can to transform strategic concepts into practical outcomes.
We offer:
  • Development Pathway opportunity to undertake succession plan to develop towards a General Manager role
  • Salary package of $150,000 including private use of vehicle

See the Information for Candidates pack and Position Description below for more information and instructions to apply. 

Information for Candidates

Deputy General Manager Position Description


For any further information please contact Greg Winton on 03 6261 8500 or via email (recruitment@dvc.tas.gov.au)

Applications Close at midnight Sunday 29th September 2019.

Only those with a right to work in Australia need apply.

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Derwent Valley Council
The Derwent Valley Municipal area is characterised by its ever growing rural townships, green hills and river valley environment. Major features of the Derwent Valley municipality include its land and fresh water resources.
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