Senior Executive Assistant - General Manager

Tweed Shire Council Full Time Permanent 28/06/2024

Senior Executive Assistant to the General Manager

This is an exceptional opportunity to work within an organisation that is committed to achieving positive outcomes for our thriving community.

We’re seeking a high calibre Senior Executive Assistant to join the Office of the General Manager. The role provides confidential and politically sensitive secretarial and support services to the General Manager, ensuring maximum effectiveness and efficiency.  

 About the role:

In this dynamic role, you'll provide exceptional secretarial and administrative support directly to the General Manager. Here's what you'll do:

  • Provides confidential and high quality secretarial and support services directly to the General Manager, including managing their diary, email, and incoming correspondence, keeping them focused on strategic priorities.
  • Prepare, draft, review, and amend reports, presentations, memos, and other critical documents ensuring clarity, accuracy and alignment with the General Manager’s message and vision.
  • Connect with a diverse range of stakeholders including members of the public, Councillors, senior management, staff, State Government Departmental staff, Ministers and their teams.
  • Research complex information, synthesize it into clear briefing notes, and ensure the General Manager is fully prepared for all executive and council matters.

What's on offer:

  • A base salary ranging from $72K per annum with competency-based increments up to $85K per annum, plus 11.5% super.
  • 70 hour, 9 day fortnight.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Flexible work options for a healthy work/life balance.
  • Generous employment conditions (we have too many to list - click here for more).

We are seeking:

  • Excellent communication and professional writing skills.
  • A high level of organisational skills, attention to detail.
  • An understanding of working in a complex and politically sensitive environment.
  • Advanced level of Microsoft Office Suite skills.
  • Strong problem-solving, coordination, and research skills.

About us:

  • Located on the picturesque far North Coast of NSW, bordering the Gold Coast.
  • The Tweed is a vibrant, diverse location offering a lifestyle near the water, in a rainforest or on a farm.  
  • Tweed Shire Council is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in both traditional and non-traditional roles.  We provide workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options. 
  • Join an employer of choice. Professionals Australia (Local Government Engineers’ Association) has named Council the 2021 Employer of Choice for our great employment practices within NSW local government. 

Where it's located:

This position is based in Murwillumbah and can be directed to work from any Council work site.

Position closes: 

Monday 15 July 2024 at 12 noon sharp (NSW time).  Late applications will not be permitted.