General Manager City Assets and Environment - City of Kingston

Job Title: General Manager City Assets and Environment - City of Kingston
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-2003-99730_1583446910
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 13, 2020 11:26

Job Description

The City of Kingston, 20km south of Melbourne's CBD has a unique make-up of beautiful beaches, world-class golf courses, bushlands and reserves, tranquil wetlands, recreation trails and top retail outlets. It also has one of the largest and most concentrated industrial sectors in Victoria and a growing multicultural community of 162,500 residents. With a new, visionary CEO at the helm and an organisation that is high performing, highly engaged and extremely committed to their local community, this is a great place to live, work and explore.

Find out more about the City of Kingston here:

Reporting to the CEO, the General Manager City Assets and Environment will form an integral member of the executive leadership team. With a focus on optimizing community wellbeing, the GM will be responsible for promoting the sustainable management of Kingston's natural and built environments as well as maintaining and developing Councils assets, projects and programs through sound delivery processes. Furthermore, the GM will build trusted relationships and provide strategic advice to the Councillors and CEO.

The GM will have responsibility for five direct reports and a large complex portfolio including Infrastructure, Waste; Parks, Recreation and Depot Services; Property and Arts; Traffic and Transport; Active Kingston. Furthermore the GM will be involved in some exciting projects including increasing the green canopy across the city, enhancing open spaces and planning for a new, state of the art leisure/aquatic facility.

This is an exciting opportunity to bring new energy and diversity of thinking to a well-established portfolio.

To be considered, you will be a proven leader who has managed a large complex portfolio, ideally within Local Government or the broader public or community sector and you demonstrate strong community values. You are politically astute and demonstrate exceptional stakeholder engagement skills with a proven ability to engage with your community and your Board / Councillors. You are highly regarded for your inspirational staff leadership and ability to drive continuous improvement through contemporary technology, systems and processes. You align to Kingston's values of Future Orientated; Accountable; Expert; Celebrate; Community Centric; Dynamic and embrace the pillars of change moving "Towards Exceptional".

For further information or a confidential conversation, please contact Clare McCartin on 03 9929 9518 or Melanie Pecanek on 03 9929 9587. To receive a copy of the PD, please contact or to apply, please click the "Apply Now" button and upload your resume.