Group Leader Community And Cultural Services

Coffs Harbour City Council Full Time Permanent 29/03/2021
  • Reporting directly to the Director Sustainable Communities, this is a senior leadership position with an opportunity to make a real difference
  • Attractive remuneration package starting at around $160K with performance-based salary progression

Coffs Harbour is a vibrant regional city surrounded by delightful seaside and hinterland communities located midway between Sydney and Brisbane. Coffs Harbour is going through a period of rapid development, with a thriving cultural and tourism scene. With excellent educational, medical, transport, retail and community facilities, an idyllic climate and 90 km of stunning sandy beaches, islands and marine reserves, the Coffs Coast presents a superb lifestyle destination!

Coffs Harbour is poised for big things. It is transforming from its current role as an important coastal centre into a true Regional City. Coffs Harbour has one of the highest and fastest-growing levels of cultural diversity in regional NSW, with a community committed to welcoming visitors and new residents. Coffs Harbour is becoming an even more attractive place for tree changers and city-dwellers seeking a lifestyle change while maintaining connections to major cities.

As such, Council is looking for candidates that are equipped to facilitate a community in transition and foster relationships at all levels to ensure connections are maintained and strengthened to build community capacity.

About the role

Reporting directly to the Director Sustainable Communities, this role provides strategic leadership, management and advocacy to the Community and Cultural Services Group across: community planning and engagement, community programs, corporate planning library, museum and gallery services and lifeguard services, ensuring the effective delivery of organisational objectives.

The Group Leader Community and Cultural Services is a pivotal role, providing support and advice to the leadership of Coffs Harbour City Council in meeting the vision and objectives of the MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan. This will be achieved through the engagement of a high performing group and the ongoing growth and development of our people and processes.

About you

If you enjoy a challenging, diverse and evolving working environment that provides the opportunity to make a difference, we want to hear from you! You will have strong leadership skills with the ability to influence change.

You will have a Degree in a relevant field, ideally aligned to the community and/or cultural services sector as well as proven past performance with developing and managing high performing teams.

Your highly developed interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and the ability to manage multiple stakeholders and develop strong relationships across the organisation and with external stakeholders will prove essential to your success in this role.

About Coffs Harbour City Council

Coffs Harbour City Council is leading change in the industry. Council is committed to the pursuit of excellence, which means we strive to deliver excellent services that are desired and valued by our community now and into the future. We stand by the values of delivering excellence in our services through innovation recognising that our customers are at the heart of what we do. We support our people to deliver quality outcomes whilst working together and being transparent and responsible in all that we do.

What we offer

  • Full-time, permanent position of 35-hours per week
  • We encourage flexible working hours so that you can shape your work-life balance
  • The opportunity to participate in exciting, innovative and challenging projects


Attractive salary package starting at around $160K per annum, with additional relocation assistance available for the right candidate.

All other conditions of employment will be in accordance with Council's Enterprise Agreement and the NSW Local Government (State) Award 2020.


Cath Stretton - Directorate Coordinator, Sustainable Communities
E) P) 02 6648 4602


Coffs Harbour City Council is committed to the principles of employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages and background.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 5430167. Applications close 25 Apr 2021