Head Of Business Operations

City of Sydney Full Time Contract 23/02/2021

Division: CITY LIFE
Unit: CREATIVE CITY
Section: MAJOR EVENTS & FESTIVALS
Salary: AUD 144,126.00 per annum plus Superannuation
Employment status: Term Contract until February 2022
Employment arrangement: Full Time
Location: Sydney CBD
Option to work under a 19 day month arrangement

At the City of Sydney our people are our most important asset and central to achieving our exciting and ambitious Sustainable Sydney 2030 - developing a green, global and connected city.

The City of Sydney is seeking a highly skilled, dynamic and motivated Head of Business Operations, to join our Major Events and Festivals Team.

The Major Events and Festivals team delivers the City's Cultural Plan through a series of large scale, major public and cultural events including Sydney New Year's Eve, Sydney Chinese New Year, Sydney Christmas, Art & About, and Capital Works launch events.

The purpose of this position is to lead and manage all major events and festival unit business operations in order to successfully plan, manage and deliver the annual calendar of major events produced by the City of Sydney and the business unit.

The Major Events business operations include: strategic business unit planning and development, finance including annual budgeting and ongoing management and procurement requirements; legal and governance requirements; commercial and compliance obligations; negotiation of significant contracts; management of staffing resources; and all other administrative systems and processes associated with the business unit and implementation of the major events and festivals portfolio.


Working with the Executive Producer and an experienced major event's senior management team, you will have demonstrated experience working successfully with cross functional teams, outstanding planning and communications skills, leadership, mentoring and management experience, strategic business operations and management skills, finance, procurement, legal and contracting and high level administration experience.

The Head of Business Operations will support the Executive Producer to build a team culture that is resilient and adaptive to change, with a commitment to good governance and public benefit.


At the City of Sydney you will join a dedicated team where individual effort is part of something much bigger - delivering great things for our city's dynamic future

To apply: Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume and respond to the online application questions that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role. Please note the "Essential Criteria Response" field in the online application does not require you to respond or upload a document.

This role will require a national criminal check, working with children check and pre-employment health declaration

Position description: CLICK HERE to view or download the position description.

Applications must be made online via the City's website by 11:59pm on Tuesday 9 March 2021.

For further information contact: Anna McInerney, Executive Producer - Major Events and Festivals at amcinerney@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au..

Employee Benefits: CLICK HERE for more information on the benefits of working in Council.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and value diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage all applicants, including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQ and other culturally diverse communities to join Council.

The City will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via recruitment@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or 02 9265 9333 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email or phone).