Located 125kms north-west of Burketown, 200kms west of Karumba and 444kms from Mount Isa is Mornington Island, the largest of twenty-two islands of the Wellesley Group in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The traditional lands of the Lardil, Yangkaal, Kaiadilt and Gangalidda peoples. The region is remarkable and is one of Australia’s most untouched ecotourism destinations and features rich cultural heritage, pristine coastlines and world class fishing. Gununa, the township of Mornington Island is serviced by regular flights, a barge operation from Karumba along with access to essential services. The Position: Council is seeking an effective leader with an understanding of Indigenous Remote Communities to ensure their Financial and Human Services obligations under the Local Government Act and Regulations are met. The role is responsible for the management of the Finance, Administration, Sports and Recreation, Events, and Facilities functions of Council.
Skills / Experience Required:
Possess a solid understanding of Local Government operations including the ability to interpret and apply the relevant Acts and legislation.
Experience in the development and management of budgets, financial modelling, and strategic plans with experience in coordinating annual external audits.
Proven ability to recommend strategies to promote community and economic development.
Experience in analysing new project budgets to ensure viability and sustainability.
Proven leadership capability with the ability to promote teamwork and commitment to the goals and aspirations of the Council.
Ability to influence, negotiate and communicate effectively including the skill to build effective professional relationships with internal and external customers.
Prior experience in working and living in a remote Indigenous Community along with tertiary qualifications in a relevant field will be highly regarded.
The position is offered under a 3-4 year performance-based contract with an attractive remuneration package to be negotiated with the successful applicant including housing, flights and relocation, circa $140,000 - $165,000 (Base Salary).
To be considered for the position with Mornington Shire Council, applicants must address the Selection Criteria, as detailed in the Information Package.
Applications close Monday, 17th August 2020 at 5.00pm
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