NWQROC - Chief Executive Officer

Job No: C66577
Location: North West Queensland

North West Queensland Region of Councils (NWQROC) is undertaking an organisational review and is seeking a Chief Executive Officer to implement the new structure and to provide strategic and collaborative leadership in achieving the organisation's goals and vision.

Reporting to the NWQROC Board, you will be responsible for acting as the primary link between board members and the organisation and be responsible for providing assistance to members in developing policy. In addition, you will be responsible for providing leadership to achieve NWQROC objectives and will oversee the financial management of the organisation.

This role represents an outstanding opportunity to lead the growth of an organisation that's been recently reinvigorated, to ensure it is providing greater visibility to federal and state government representatives and agencies, regional development groups and other stakeholders.

Your key responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Ensuring proactive knowledge of strategic Federal and State direction with knowledge reflected through NWQROC board;
  • Representation and advocacy based on individual councils' adopted policy positions and NWQROC adopted policy position;
  • Management of the day-to-day operations of NWQROC, liaison with member council Mayors, councillors and staff, workshop preparation and financial management; and
  • Representing and promoting the NWQROC as an innovative, dynamic organisation.

To be successful in this role, you will have proven experience in senior or executive level positions and a demonstrated ability to set priorities, organise and consistently produce individual work of a high standard. You'll also have strong written and verbal communication skills including a proven track record of submitting successful funding proposals and preparing budget reports.

You will be rewarded with a salary circa $120,000 (commensurate with experience and qualifications) plus superannuation.

Terms and conditions of employment will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Applicants will be required to upload a cover letter stating claim to the position and a copy of their resume during the application process.

 Position Description

Position Title:

Chief Executive Officer

Location:

As required

Hours of Duty:

As required

Delegations:

As per Delegations Register

Reporting to:

Chairperson

 

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION

 

The CEO will be the primary advisor to NWQROC and, as the Chief Executive Officer, will lead and manage the corporate obligations of the Organisation.

The Chief Executive Officer:

  • Acts as the primary link between board members and the organisation and is responsible for providing assistance to members in developing policy;
  • Provides leadership to staff in achieving NWQROC objectives;
  • Oversights the financial management of the Organisation;

 

ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

 

Responsible to

  • North West Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils

Internal and External Liaisons

 

Internal

·         NWQROC board members

External

·         Federal and State Government departments and agencies.

·         Federal and State Government elected representatives for the region.

·         Regional Development Groups

·         Other Local Authorities

·         Industry Associations

·         Media Agencies

 

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

Strategic Development:

  • Support the NWQROC member councils with relevant data to substantiate advocacy efforts.
  • Ensure proactive knowledge of strategic Federal and State direction with knowledge reflected through NWQROC Board
  • Investigate and develop regional initiatives and strategies to improve compliance and delivery of services in relation to the following key outcome areas:
    • Waste Management
    • Water Management
    • Power Supply
    • Communications
    • Biosecurity
    • Regional Economic Development.
  • Liaise with NWQ Regional Roads Technical Group (RRTG) to identify and improve connectivity and road infrastructure.
  • Work with and support key regional organisations such as GSD, MITEZ, RDA other ROC’s as well as external organisations with the provision of information to support their advocacy efforts where it is of benefit to the NWQROC community and within the NWQROC Strategic Direction.
  1. Develop proposals to Federal and State Governments that identifies proposed solutions to:
  • Long Term funding,
  • Environmental restoration post a natural event, and
  • Opportunities this region has to take advantage of the Carbon Market.
  • Keep a watching brief on investment opportunities that benefit the NWQROC communities.
  • Organisation and Operations Management
  • Representation and advocacy based on individual councils’ adopted policy positions and NWQROC’s adopted policy position.
  • Provision of administrative and financial support for NWQROC operations including the ability to identify funding and resourcing needs.
  • Control and report on NWQROC finances, ensuring the financial resources allocated to NWQROC are used in the most cost-effective manner within budget allocation.
  • Research and report on emerging issues of interest to NWQROC
  • Represent NWQROC as directed by the Board or project needs.
  • Maintain a repository for NWQROC information including project files, financial details and research reports.
  • Preparation of meeting agendas and minutes for the Board.
  • Provision of advice on implications and possible course of action to NWQROC on new initiatives.
  • Management of the day-to-day operations of NWQROC, liaison with member council Mayors, councillors and staff, workshop preparation and financial management.
  • Liaison, negotiation and joint action with other Regional Organisation of Councils, State Government agencies, commonwealth agencies, the academic sector, the private sector and the community on a wide range of matters of interest to NWQROC.
  • Broker partnerships with other levels of government and private sector.
  • Establish and maintain contact network with key regional players.
  • Work Health and Safety
  • The employee shall comply, so far as is practicable, with the Workplace Health and Safety Act, Regulations, Codes of Practice and Council’s Workplace Health and Safety Policies and Procedures and shall comply with instructions given by the Employer in respect of the Health and Safety of themselves and the Health and Safety of other persons.SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, QUALIFICATIONS AND SELECTION CRITERIA
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  • Prior learning/experience/education/training which in the opinion of the North West Queensland Organisation of Councils will enable the incumbent to successfully fulfil the role.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, organise and consistently produce individual work of a high standard.
  • Demonstrated experience in corporate strategic planning.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of Local, State and Federal Governments.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with local, regional, state and commonwealth agencies to achieve identified outcomes.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including conflict resolution and the ability to conduct high level negotiation.
  • Demonstrated high-level written and oral communication skills particularly in assessing and providing accurate and timely advice on complex matters including a demonstrated ability to prepare reports and practical recommendations that are concise and relevant.
  • High quality personal time management skills, including workload management and personal organisation.

 

 

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