Chief Executive Officer
• Program and project development focus
• Implement and drive change
• Understanding of indigenous culture
Located within the Top End in the Northern Territory, the West Daly Regional Council region
covers 14,000 square kilometres and has a population of more than 3000 throughout the
communities of Wadeye (Port Keats), Peppimenarti (Peppi) and Nganmarriyanga (Palumpa).
Council is currently looking for an outcome-driven CEO to drive their vision of delivering
quality services and supporting development opportunities for West Daly, and to implement a
range of strategies that will help shape a prosperous future for the region and its people.
Located at Wadeye, your initial priority will be to get out and engage with all the region’s
communities and outstations and start building the essential relationships that will provide the
blueprint for your future success. Your broader objectives will be to develop, implement and
manage all operational and strategic plans, provide a leadership and commercial focus for
Council, and take a key role in the training and development of all elected members.
A strong cultural awareness, ideally gained while working in an indigenous or communitybased
setting, is essential, likewise a proven track record in securing funding/grants. Your
management style is built on collaboration and consultation and makes you a natural mentor
for both your teams and the wider West Daly community. Leading and inspiring from the front,
you will have an uncompromised focus on ‘getting things done’ and the continuous
identification and implementation of opportunities for growth, while your exceptional
engagement skills allow you to quickly build confidence and trust.
This is a challenging and highly rewarding opportunity to implement change and growth within
a culturally unique environment, while also experiencing the amazing lifestyle only the Top
End can offer.
To download an information pack and to apply, visit mcarthur.com.au and enter 141496 in
the job search function. For a confidential discussion, call Julie Barr on (07) 3211 9700.
Applications close Monday 2nd November 2020.