Chief Executive Officer - Baw Baw Shire Council

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer - Baw Baw Shire Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Drouin, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-2003-100017_1585281864
Contact Name: Bridget Lofgren
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 27, 2020 15:11

Job Description

  • Lead an Engaged & High Performing Workforce
  • Fast Growing Regional Council
  • Partner with a Great Council in a Beautiful Location

Baw Baw Shire Council is located just over an hour east of Melbourne at the gateway to the Gippsland region. Supporting a municipality of more than 52,000 residents, including many small and remote communities, the region is experiencing rapid growth and expects to provide services to more than 110,000 people by 2035. This growth is spurred on by the region's close proximity to Melbourne, fantastic schools, affordable housing, snow fields and world-class hiking and biking tracks. The future is bright for Baw Baw and the organisation is seeking an engaging and dynamic leader to continue the unprecedented cultural transformation and continuous improvement journey.

Working collaboratively with the Mayor and Councillors, you will draw upon your visionary leadership to engage and respond to the community and continue to build upon the 'Growing Culture' program at Baw Baw, leading a high performing organisation that considers the customer at the heart of all they do. You will build and manage trusted relationships with diverse stakeholder groups within the community, all levels of government and the private sector. Furthermore, you will foster continuous improvement efforts across the organisation, supporting the ambitious goal to be an employer of choice and a leader upon the broader business stage.

Council is seeking a strategic, emotionally intelligent executive leader who is recognised for their authentic and genuine leadership. With a track record of strategic service delivery, you will have proven experience as a CEO or executive having worked within the public sector, ideally within Local Government. You are highly regarded for your ability to foster a high performing innovative culture and for your advanced stakeholder engagement skills. You are renowned for your trusted relationships across government and the private sector and have a proven ability to build transparent relationships with your Council / Board. Excited by this amazing opportunity, you will bring energy, passion and a commitment to the community of Baw Baw Shire Council.

Baw Baw Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer and works in the interest of the safety of children and young people. Our recruitment processes reflect this commitment

To apply for this exciting CEO role with Baw Baw Shire Council, please visit and search for the job. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Clare McCartin on 0414 595 941 or Jarrod McLauchlan on 0407 808 517.