Director Community Wellbeing


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Director Community Wellbeing

Contract Full Time (flexible)

* Attractive remuneration package (experience based)

* Career Development Opportunities

* Work-Life balance


Yarra City Council is a dynamic, flexible and progressive organisation.  We pride ourselves on our inclusive culture, we celebrate diversity and we strive for continual progression and enhancement of our processes, systems and services.  At Yarra, we aim to make a positive difference to people's lives.  We are determined to continuously improve the level of service we provide to our community and do not shy away from tackling complicated community issues.

We invite applications from high achieving, ambitious individuals who have a passion for working in senior leadership the community sector.  You will work with, and effectively lead and motivate managers, staff and key stakeholders as required, facilitating a collaborative proactive approach to service provision, social policy, community development and health promotion.  One of the overarching missions is to develop an integrated holistic and sustainable community based approach to community wellbeing and social justice.

The role which sits within the Executive team and reports directly to the CEO, will be responsible for leading the organisation and implementing a wide range of social and health initiatives placing Council at the forefront of social and community health coupled with wellbeing issues affecting people within the Yarra municipality.  You will also actively oversee the strategic and day to day management of these teams and programs, including identifying and responding to new and emerging industry opportunities and trends.  The successful candidate will make a significant contribution by contributing new ideas and striving for improvement.

To succeed in the role you will require the following:

  • A sound understanding of the economic and social issues within this comprehensive portfolio
  • Ability to contribute to the organisational strategic vision
  • Significant leadership skills within an ever evolving business
  • Demonstrated communication and stakeholder engagement skills coupled with strong business and political acumen
  • Experience in facilitating and managing change at all levels
  • Experience in leading large numbers of staff and managing people matters
  • Aspirations to develop and lead wider organisation and act as executive sponsor on projects outside of division  
  • Ability to represent the CEO as and when required

Applications Close:  Monday 20 August 2018.  For further information on the position please contact Emily Holden, Senior Coordinator Human Resource Services, on 9205 5138 or see the Position Description via our website. 

Download the Director Community Wellbeing Position Description 

In your application, the selection panel will assess your CV against the technical skills, abilities, and qualifications of the Position Description as well as your separate responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

*This position is subject to satisfactory Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.  Pre-employment checks are not used by Yarra City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position.  Each application will be considered on its merits.

Yarra City Council supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all.


This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer.


We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.