General Manager

Upper Hunter Shire Council Full Time Permanent 4/09/2020

Providing a quality rural lifestyle, the Upper Hunter has grown to become a leader in regional NSW. Encompassing the towns of Scone, Aberdeen, Merriwa and Murrurundi and many other small villages, the Upper Hunter Shire covers about 8,100 square kilometres with a population of approximately 14,500 people. Stretching from the rugged mountain ranges in the north to Lake Glenbawn in the east, rolling hills in the south and golden plains in the west, the Upper Hunter Shire is a diverse, scenic and widely growing area. Steeped in the history of country NSW, the hills and flats of the shire are the place to be for spectacular festivals and idyllic rural surroundings. The thriving economic base is centred on a world renowned equine and agriculture industry resulting in a buoyant and well serviced retail area.


Upper Hunter Shire Council seeks to appoint an energetic and visionary executive manager with a proven record of accomplishment who can provide innovative leadership and change management and continue to improve and develop the organisation in support of Council’s strategic direction. Reporting directly to the Councillors and Community, the General Manager will play a crucial leadership role in delivering and managing our diverse organisation and most importantly, shaping the culture and future of our Shire. To be successful in this role, you will have a demonstrated successful record of senior management, leadership and commercial acumen, and possess a high-level understanding of best practice systems, change management principles and customer delivery standards.


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 specific position details, please contact Christian Morris, Local Government Management Solutions on 0417 693 254 for a confidential discussion.


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Applications close 5pm, Monday 5 October 2020.