Area Manager

Area Manager

Job Title: Area Manager
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Salary: Relocation Assistance + 6 Weeks Annual Leave
Reference: 1665
Contact Name: Katharine Ottaway
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 09, 2022 14:25

Job Description

Area Manager | MacDonnell Regional Council

The MacDonnell Regional Council's Area Manager leads the delivery of a wide variety of municipal essential services to a diverse group of communities within the MacDonnell Council region in central Australia.

The Area Manager is a critical role for the council, and leads business planning, program management and performance reporting for a very broad range of services that are delivered by the council and under contract for 3rd party providers. These critical services include:

  • Administration
  • Animal Management
  • Cemeteries services
  • Internal Roads maintenance
  • Parks and Open Spaces management
  • Sports Grounds maintenance
  • Waste Management
  • Weed Control and Fire Hazard Reduction

The new Area Manager has four direct reports and provides operational leadership leader to a large team of approximately 100 staff.

There are substantial opportunities for stakeholder engagement in this role, and the new Area Manager will be welcomed as a partner and service provider.

Experience, skills and attributes:

  • Extensive experience in a similar role managing staff with a demonstrated ability to mentor and develop team members to foster independence and increase local ownership of the service
  • Extensive experience in managing budgets and experience in financial procedures and reporting
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders

The Area Manager role requires a significant commitment to travel and visit the communities of some of Australia's most remote desert regions. Adventure, variety, enriching engagement and unequalled opportunities for personal and professional development are guaranteed.

How to Apply

Please download the candidate information package to view the position description and selection criteria before submitting your application.

Applications close 5pm Monday 4 April 2022.

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