General Manager

Wollongong City Council Full Time Permanent 1/03/2019

Wollongong is a vibrant, diverse city, situated on one of Australia’s most picturesque coastlines. Regarded as one of Australia’s ‘most liveable’ regional cities, Wollongong combines a relaxed, coastal lifestyle with all the benefits of a major city. Wollongong City Council is in an exciting period of transformation and growth. With a renewed focus on creating an extraordinary Wollongong, we are committed to delivering exceptional outcomes for our community.


  • Key executive leadership role
  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Unique opportunity to shape the City’s future
  • Significant role in championing and driving innovation

Wollongong City Council seeks to appoint a suitably qualified, highly motivated and experienced senior executive with a proven successful track record of providing strong leadership, change management and continuous improvement in support of Council’s strategic capacity and direction. Reporting to the Lord Mayor and accountable directly to the Council, the General Manager will lead a multi-disciplined team responsible for the strategic, social and economic sustainability of the community.

This position provides the successful applicant with a myriad of opportunities to make your mark and build on the achievements and momentum achieved by the Council and the executive leadership teams over the last decade. Your leadership will inspire and empower staff to deliver quality services and strategic outcomes for the community, build a collaborative and positive relationship with the elected members and engage with the community to develop and deliver relevant strategic, economic, environmental and social programs and services.

To be considered for this role, you will have enjoyed a successful career as a senior executive in local government or similar complex environment with a sound knowledge of the current challenges and opportunities in the industry. You will have a solid record of achievement and success as a leader and people manager with highly developed political acumen and financial skills. The ability to develop effective stakeholder relationships and to negotiate and influence positive outcomes for the community is also critical to success in the role. You will also be responsible for the Council’s Enterprise Risk Management approach and self-insurance Mutual Framework.

Council offers a five-year contract with a very attractive total remuneration package including a leaseback vehicle for the successful applicant.

A full information pack including a Position Description and Selection Criteria can be downloaded from the LGNSW website at

Applications will be received online through the website. For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Mark Anderson on 0418 864 866 during business hours.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 25 March 2019.