Australia nationals: Chief Executive Officer

East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority

Bairnsdale, VIC, AU

East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (Authority) provides integrated management of land and water resources within the region. The Authority is also responsible for the planning and delivery of river health works and statutory activities.

The Board is seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer on a five-year fixed term contract. The key purpose of this role is to support the Board to successfully deliver the strategic plan and obligations set by the Minister, to work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders and to lead a high performing team.

To be successful you will be a community driven leader with outstanding financial and business acumen. Your demonstrated ability for people management at the highest level will be well established along with your record in natural resource management (NRM). Critical to your success is your working knowledge of NRM policies and procedures and your proven experience working collaboratively with a Board.

You will have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, a strong commitment to community engagement and an ability to develop strategies and responses to complex issues. Your ability to innovate, adapt to change and motivate your team, whilst maintaining a strong organisational culture will be key to your success.

For further information about this exciting opportunity please view the following video:

Authority Vision and Values:

“We are the leaders in integrated catchment management partnering with our communities to enhance East Gippsland’s landscapes, biodiversity and cultural heritage”.

The Authority’s values are based on the Public Sector Values of responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect, leadership and human rights.

For a confidential discussion or detailed information about this role please contact Ms Rachael Newton – Recruitment Director on 03 5174 2665 or email [email protected]

Applications must be received via the GBS Recruitment website ( / job no. 200011314) and are required to include a cover letter, a current resume and responses to the key selection criteria contained within the position description.

To download a copy of the Position Description, click here or below: Recruitment 2020 – PD CEO FINAL.pdf

Applications close: 29 March at 7pm.

The Authority is an Equal Opportunity employer that strives to provide a workplace and work practices that embrace, reflect and promote the diversity of our community. The Authority supports Aboriginal inclusion, gender equality, domestic and family violence support, women in leadership, and male champions of change.





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