General Manager

Armidale Regional Council Full Time Permanent 10/09/2020

The Armidale Region is a thriving area rich in Heritage, History, Culture, Natural Attractions and top-class educational facilities. Located between Sydney and Brisbane, the area provides all the benefits of the country along with all the benefits of city living. It offers a very attractive lifestyle located in an exceptionally beautiful part of NSW and the opportunity to work with a thriving and progressive community.


  • Fantastic Opportunity
  • Rural Lifestyle with City Amenities
  • Attractive remuneration package on offer

This position offers an exciting opportunity to work closely with the Armidale and regional communities and staff to ensure Armidale Regional Council is recognised as a truly progressive organisation that meets the expectations of its customers. Working with the Council to achieve the outcomes envisaged by the Community Strategic Plan will be a key deliverable for the candidate. To be successful in this critical role, candidates will need to be proven performers at senior executive level with well-rounded experience and be passionate about inspiring and empowering staff to deliver high quality organisational outcomes and performance. Candidates should also have a well-developed understanding and knowledge across all facets of Council functions including strategic and statutory planning, strong financial and budget management, and people management with excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Your commitment to drive stakeholder engagement, continuous improvement and quality service delivery for the community is paramount as is your ability to balance competing demands in a highly diverse, complex and politically challenging environment. It is essential that you have a sound knowledge of local government and the NSW Local Government Act 1993 along with relevant Tertiary qualifications which are essential.


For further information on this role, please download the position description, selection criteria and information pack from our website at


Applications must be made online through our website including a current CV and cover letter and response to the position’s selection criteria. All applicants must address the selection criteria to be considered for this role.


For any enquiries, please contact Mark Anderson at LGMS on 0418 864 866 during business hours.


Applications close at 5pm Monday 05 October 2020.