Proven Track Record in Recruiting High Performing Leaders
Since 2012, Leading Roles has placed over 200 Chief Executive Officers, General Managers, and Executives in local government. Our placements are well-regarded individuals with contemporary leadership practices, transforming local government organisations into some of Australia’s highest-performing councils. With a proven track record of recruiting inspiring leaders, we know what it takes to be successful in local government.
Transformative Leadership in Local Government
The success of viable public service transformation requires local government leaders to identify new opportunities for economic development, find innovative approaches for service delivery, balance competing priorities, and engage meaningfully with their communities to foster support and investment. Financial acumen is crucial to steer the management of significant and critical public-sector infrastructure assets during the current economic climate and fiscal pressures. These leaders must also be adept at delivering wide-ranging services and leading a diverse workforce.
Our executive leadership assessment framework, specifically modeled on the needs of local government, ensures that we only recommend leaders with the values, skills and attributes that will deliver high value to the communities they serve.
We Are Australia's Most Experienced Local Government Recruitment Team
Since 2012, we have placed more than 1000 local government staff into executive, professional, and specialist technical roles. Our placements have transformed their organisations into some of the Australia's highest-performing councils.
CEOs & General
“My experience with Leading Roles has been refreshing. They provided a very personalised service and collaborated with council from the beginning to develop a clear understanding of the role and council requirements in our search for a new Director Development and Community. Leading Roles were extremely clear in outlining the process so there was never any confusion or unmet expectations. They have a deep knowledge and understanding of council and are very focused on what the client needs to ensure that the potential candidates put forward are an excellent fit both technically and culturally. I recommend them highly and would use their services again without hesitation.”
"I highly recommend Mark and his team at Leading Roles. I recently applied and was successful for the position of CEO at the City of Gold Coast, the process was expertly run by Leading Roles.
As a consequence of the outstanding job that Leading Roles did in undertaking the recruitment for the CEO position, we have subsequently used them on multiple recruitment roles and they performed exceptionally well and in a highly professional manner. Once again, I have no hesitation in recommending Leading Roles to undertake recruitment for any position in your organization."
Chief Executive Officer, Fraser Coast Regional Council
Our comprehensive recruitment service specialises in identifying top-tier candidates for executive and senior management positions. With a profound understanding of the unique demands and dynamics of the Local Government sector, we deliver industry-specific expertise that enables us to pinpoint the perfect match for your organisation. Our structured project management approach ensures identification of outstanding candidates and smooth and efficient processes, leading to timely and successful placements.
Understanding your Needs
Every project starts with a detailed briefing discussion with your team to build a 360-degree view of the role and identify the leadership qualities of the person you are looking for. Using this information, we bring our knowledge, insight, and experience to source, evaluate and recommend suitable candidates.
We have created a rigorous platform for executive recruitment to mitigate risk when making hiring decisions. Our industry-specialist expertise combined with a structured project management approach, robust verification tools, and targeted competency-based psychometric assessment, develops a clear picture of the candidate’s suitability for the leadership position.