Director - Corporate Services

Cowra Shire Council Full Time Permanent 21/06/2024

Cowra Shire is located in central New South Wales, two hours from Canberra, four hours from Sydney, and eight hours from Melbourne or Brisbane. Cowra Shire is located in the fertile Lachlan Valley covering an area of approximately 2810 km² and accommodating a resident population close on 12,730. Situated on the Lachlan River, Cowra is at the intersection of two major highways and represents an important river crossing. The major urban centre in the Shire is the Cowra township which is the heart of the region. It’s been a long-established population centre since its early settlement as a river crossing in 1849 and later as a service centre for cattle-grazing and gold-mining in the area. The economy of Cowra Shire focuses on agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare & social assistance, education & retail trade.

As the Director - Corporate Services, you will manage a professional team, ensuring the delivery of high-quality corporate support and operational excellence to both the Council and the community.

The ideal candidate will lead Corporate Services, focusing on finance, customer service, information services, cultural facilities such as Library, Art Gallery and Civic Centre, and audit. Overseeing long-term financial planning, budget reviews, statutory reporting, and procurement, development and implementation of comprehensive audit strategies to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and internal policies.  Additionally, the candidate will lead IT support, cybersecurity, records management systems, provide oversight for community assets and champion community development initiatives.

If you are a strategic leader with a passion for driving organisational excellence and community service, we invite you to apply for this impactful role. Join us in shaping the future of Cowra Council and making a positive difference in the community.

Applications including a full CV, covering letter, and responses to the essential criteria must be completed online at

All applicants must also address the essential requirements to be considered for this role.

Please contact Christian Morris Local Government Management Solutions on 0417 693 254 or Claudia Nossa Cortes Local Government Management Solutions on 0405 540 554 for a confidential discussion.

To learn more about the Council visit Cowra Council Home | Cowra Council

Applications close 5pm Monday 15 July May 2024