General Manager Community – City of Darebin

Job Title: General Manager Community – City of Darebin
Location: Melbourne
Salary: To be discussed
Start Date: 2019-10-17
Reference: JO-1910-98093
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 18, 2019 14:51

Job Description

  • Join a progressive leader in local government
  • Be a part of a contemporary collaborative executive leadership team
  • Balance strategic and operational nous to effect lasting change for the community
The City of Darebin is a vibrant municipality just north of Melbourne’s CBD. No matter where you’re from you’ll feel at home in this cosmopolitan community, where different lifestyles, aspirations and talents are welcomed. 160,000 residents speak 138 different languages, embrace 37 different faiths and celebrate their city’s rich cultural diversity.
As a progressive leader in Local Government, the City of Darebin has set an inspiring vision to ensure quality of life for current and future generations in response to the climate emergency, growing inequality and unprecedented growth, hence their vision of a sustainable, vibrant and community oriented City.
The City of Darebin’s success is dependent on inspirational and contemporary leadership and a rare opportunity now exists to join their highly respected collaborative Executive Team as the General Manager Community. Charged with developing strategies and leading Council’s programs and advocacy around inclusion and diversity, community services, community development, libraries, recreation, creative culture and the arts, the GM Community will ensure Council delivers social, economic, cultural and environmental benefits for the Darebin community.
To be successful in this role, Darebin are seeking a contemporary, politically astute, inspirational leader who is collaborative in their approach. You will demonstrate a proven track record leading, developing and engaging large multi-disciplinary teams and experience managing community services in a large complex environment. You will be passionate about social change and committed to working towards equality, improving social inclusion and increasing community wellbeing through strategic nous and sound project management principles.
The City of Darebin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organisation, or other non-merit factors. Darebin are committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, and thorough ‘Safety Screening’ processes apply.
To apply for this role please email your resume to, quoting reference number JO-1910-98093 in the subject line of your email. For a confidential discussion, please contact Clare McCartin on (03) 9929 9518 or Melanie Pecanek (03) 9929 9587. For a copy of the PD, please email Paris Plompen at