Manager Community Services

Manager Community Services

Job Title: Manager Community Services
Contract Type: Contract Full Time
Location: Ayr, Queensland
Salary: Generous Package incl Vehicle Use +12% Super
Reference: 1651
Contact Name: Belinda Walker
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 14, 2022 15:13

Job Description

Manager Community Services |
Burdekin Shire Council | Ayr, North Queensland

  • Apply your community development skills and contribute to a thriving community
  • Live and work on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy a great work-life balance
  • Competitive remuneration & career development opportunities

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking a Manager Community Services to join their team and contribute to their thriving and vibrant community. Reporting to the Director Corporate and Community Services, the Manager Community Services will play a key role in building the capacity, resilience, and wellbeing of the community in accordance with Council's strategic and operational plans.


  • Lead three key community focussed teams including libraries, cultural venues and community development, which includes events.
  • Manage the strategic and operational responsibilities of the Department including grants, policy, financial, WH&S and reporting requirements.
  • Drive stakeholder engagement to identify community needs, partnerships and opportunities for enhanced service delivery.
  • Lead an engaged and motivated team in providing an efficient service to the community and other stakeholders.

Qualifications, Skills, Attributes

  • Experience in developing and leading collaborative relationships with community groups and other stakeholders.
  • Experience in working within the public sector, community development and/or sport and recreation highly regarded.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor or Diploma level in Social Sciences, Humanities, or Arts; or significant experience in working in a similar role with community groups and organisations.

Work/life Balance

Only one hour from Townsville, the Burdekin, where unspoilt natural beauty meets a thriving rural community right on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef. From pristine beaches to exhilarating adventure sports, world-class fishing and unique cultural attractions, there is so much to discover!

This is a great opportunity to make this role your own, develop your career, enjoy a work-life balance and contribute to the community you live in. If you're ready for a rewarding career move, apply now.

How to Apply

Please download the candidate information pack to view the position description and selection criteria before submitting your application.
Applications close 5pm Monday 7 March 2022.

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