General Manager

Inner West Council Full Time Permanent 5/02/2021

Inner West Council is a uniquely creative community in Sydney consisting of vibrant and diverse cultures. Council is committed to supporting the community now and into the future in delivering exceptional service and supporting its growth and development.

  • Key executive leadership role
  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Unique opportunity to shape the future and drive change

Inner West Council seeks to appoint a suitably qualified, highly motivated and experienced senior executive with a proven successful track record of providing strong leadership, change management and continuous improvement in support of Council’s strategic capacity and direction. Reporting to the Mayor and directly accountable to the Council, the General Manager will lead a multi-disciplined team responsible for the strategic, social and economic sustainability of the community.

This position provides the successful applicant with a myriad of opportunities to make your mark and build on the achievements and momentum achieved by the Council. Your leadership will inspire and empower staff to deliver quality services and strategic outcomes for the community, build a collaborative and positive relationship with the elected members and engage with the community to develop and deliver relevant strategic, economic, environmental and social programs and services.

To be considered for this role, you will have enjoyed a successful career as a Senior Executive in Local Government with a sound knowledge of the current challenges and opportunities in Local Government in NSW. You will have a solid record of achievement and success as a leader and people manager with highly developed political acumen and financial skills. The ability to develop effective stakeholder relationships and to negotiate and influence positive outcomes for the community is also critical to success in the role.

Council offers a five-year contract with a very attractive total remuneration package including a leaseback vehicle for the successful applicant.

A full information pack including a Position Description and Selection Criteria can be downloaded from the LGNSW website at

Applications must be received online through the above website.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Mark Anderson on 0418 864 866 during business hours.

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 1 March 2021.