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Director Community Services


Waratah-Wynyard Council and Circular Head Council have an exciting opportunity available for a Director Community Services to support our growing municipalities.

About the area

Located in Tasmania’s beautiful Northwest, Waratah-Wynyard includes the coastal towns and villages of Wynyard, Somerset, Boat Harbour and Sisters Beach, the rural town of Yolla and the former mining towns of Waratah and Corinna. Circular Head includes the coastal towns and villages of Smithton, Stanley, Rocky Cape, Marrawah and Arthur River, the rural towns of Irishtown, Edith Creek, Mawbanna, Trowatta, Togari and Montagu.

Whether you are looking for a sea-change or a tree-change, you will find the best of both worlds. The municipalities have regular rainfall, especially during the winter months, along with some of the world’s cleanest air. They are also rich in local history and culture, with opportunities to explore secret natural wonders, relax, shop and eat great local produce – you can do it all in Northwest Tasmania!

The Opportunity

The Director Community Services is a key member of the Executive Management Team across both Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head Councils. The position is responsible for the strategic management of Council’s Community Services function including children’s services, tourism development, events, Wonders of Wynyard, community development, communications, recreation and community recovery.

About the Position

This is a full-time position working 75 hours per fortnight across Waratah-Wynyard Council and Circular Head Council.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in business, management, public administration, community services or related discipline
  • Experience in leading and managing a Community Services function at an Executive level
  • Highly effective interpersonal, relationship management and negotiation skills

The full Position Description is available for download in the Forms section below. The position level will be dependent on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

We are values-based organisations looking for someone aligned with how we do business. Applicants are encouraged to take a moment to review our organisational values before making an application.

What we offer

Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head Councils embrace an inclusive and diverse workforce, with great benefits and flexible work options. To ensure we attract and retain the best possible people to meet our future needs, we provide:

  • Competitive Salary and Conditions of Employment as set in our Enterprise Agreement
  • A Positive and Supportive Work Culture for all employees
  • Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing equity, diversity and inclusion to the benefit of all
  • Ongoing Learning and Professional Development opportunities
  • Work/Life Balance and Flexible Work Arrangements (including working from home)
  • Superannuation Scheme and Salary Sacrifice options
  • Reward and Recognition scheme
  • Rostered Days Off
  • Generous leave provisions including ability to purchase additional leave
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5%
  • Generous paid Parental Leave of up to 12 weeks
  • Additional paid leave during Christmas closure
  • Corporate Uniform Allowance (Non-Compulsory)
  • An active Social Club
  • Health and Wellbeing program and Health initiatives including flu vaccinations and health checks
  • Corporate rates for Health Insurance and Gym Memberships
  • Employee Assistance Program

What next?

If we’ve sparked your interest, and you would like to be a motivated and positive contributor to the team at our Councils, then apply now by completing the below form providing a detailed response to each of the Selection Criteria and uploading:

  • A cover letter, providing a brief introduction and outlining your interest and motivation in applying for the position; and
  • A detailed resume outlining relevant work experience and qualifications including two recent work referees.

Information on addressing the selection criteria can be found on our ‘How to apply’ page.

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Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head Councils are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities by valuing equity, diversity and inclusion to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds with the right to live and work in Australia.

 Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head Councils have a strong commitment to health and safety. Appointment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment background checks. These will include reference checks, National Police History record check, and Medical Examination including drug and alcohol testing to determine that you are able to perform the inherent requirements of the role and capable of doing so, safely and without undue risk to yourself or others. 

 Applications for this position close at 8am on Monday 4 March 2024, however suitable applicants may be interviewed and appointed prior to this date so we encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience. We reserve the right to withdraw or extend this ad at any time.

You will receive an immediate automated response in the online form and by email when your application has been successfully submitted. If you haven’t received a response, you have most likely forgotten to attach a document or missed an essential field in the online form. Please review the form and complete the sections highlighted in red font.

If you have technical difficulties in submitting your application, contact  the WWC People & Safety team on 03 6443 8333.

Job type:

Full-time (75 hours per fortnight) 

Applications close:

8am, Monday 4 March 2024


People & Safety Officer

Sarah Alderson

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