Group Manager Services

Shellharbour City Council Full Time Permanent 26/08/2021

An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, skilled and experienced leader to join us as part of the Senior Management Team

  • Senior Leadership role with the scope to influence and drive change
  • Strategic and operational mix, providing the opportunity to turn vision into reality 
  • Opportunity to make your mark as a senior leader in this significant community facing role

The role:

As a senior manager, you will lead a large workforce with diverse teams in maintenance, civil construction, parks operations and service delivery for a range of Council functions.  

This role is pivotal in improving customer experience as well as setting and implementing the level of service for parks, natural areas, fleet, cemeteries, community facilities, stormwater and transport networks to meet community and customer expectations.

The exciting role will provide community outcomes by providing strategic direction, expert advice and guidance in the implementation of initiatives, strategy and programs in the management of infrastructure works and operational services.

The person:

You will have extensive industry experience in the delivery of works and services, maintenance of infrastructure and open spaces. We are looking for a person who can demonstrate experience in leading a diverse work force with a strong safety and service delivery culture.  With high level communication skills you will form strong relationships with stakeholders including the Senior Management Team, Councillors, Customers and the Community.

About us: 

Shellharbour City, located in the Illawarra region, is just 80 minutes south of Sydney and is home to almost 76,000 people in a city that spans 154 square kilometres.  It's an area of great natural beauty - stretching west from the picturesque coastline to rolling pastures, set against the majestic backdrop of the Illawarra escarpment. 

Our dedication to be financially sustainable in an evolving environment, while striving for a great organisational culture and committing to employing staff who embrace our Core Values, has made Shellharbour City Council an employer of choice.

We have been recognised with a wealth of state and national awards in 2019 / 2020 including our 5 star Civic Centre building, Museum space and City Library. We were recently presented an AR Bluett Memorial Award for Most Progressive Metropolitan and Regional Council in NSW.

We offer:

Shellharbour City Council offers a high performing and sustainable organisation to deliver outcomes for the community through leadership, collaboration and innovation. We have exciting, rewarding career opportunities and flexible working arrangements and work/life balance in a relaxed coastal lifestyle.

  • Permanent full time position with a remuneration package including salary, motor vehicle component and superannuation of 10% 
  • Commencing salary range from $139,633.52 to $142,426.44 per annum (depending on experience and skills)
  • Civil Liability Allowance may also be offered
  • Access to benefits such as; LSL after five years, 4 weeks annual leave with the opportunity of additional leave, Fitness Passport, Provident Fund activities etc.  
  • Great organisational culture with a strong, values led and progressive team 

For further information about the position, click here for the position description.


Contact: Please contact Ben Stewart, Director Amenity and Assets on for role enquiries or to request a return phone call.

Closing date: Sunday, 19 September 2021 at 11:30pm.


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Our core values of Collaboration, Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Sustainability represent who we are and what we expect of one another.

To work for us, you must be committed to role modelling our core values.


Shellharbour City Council is an equal opportunity employer.