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Business Performance and Development Manager

Job No: SHELL328
Location: Shellharbour NSW

Shellharbour City, located just 1 ½ hours south of Sydney, is home to almost 72,000 people in a city that spans 154 square kilometres. It's a place of great natural beauty - stretching west from the picturesque coastline to rolling pastures, against the majestic backdrop of the Illawarra escarpment.

  • Exciting, rewarding career opportunities
  • Relaxed coastal lifestyle
  • Flexible working arrangements and work/life balance
  • Long Service Leave after 5 years

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work in a flexible, contemporary environment in a Local Government area currently experiencing rapid growth?

Shellharbour City Council is committed to building a high performing and sustainable organisation to deliver outcomes for the community through leadership, collaboration and innovation. We are seeking dynamic, enthusiastic, skilled and experienced people to join us and be part of our Business & Investment team to assist in driving Council's business performance.

The role:

Are you a passionate and driven person with experience, skills and qualifications in financial and/or business leadership, development and planning plus financial analysis?

The role is responsible for the development and implementation of business plans and business opportunities within the Council Sustainability Directorate as well as working with other managers and stakeholders to ensure that all areas of the Directorate operate in a business like manner to achieve financial viability and sustainability.

Key business enterprises include the planning and developing the future management frameworks and pursue business opportunities for Shellharbour Airport, Shellharbour Beachside Holiday Park, The Links Shell Cove and other businesses within the Council. 

This role sits in the Business & Investment team, a unique and diverse team within Council who are responsible to look for opportunities in Council's economic and business development, property portfolio management and tourism within our local government area. The team strive to achieve building connections to our local business community to provide strategic initiatives and operational outcomes.


We offer:

  • Full time position, up to 35 hours per week with access to flexi-time
  • Salary up to $1,786.12 per week, plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Fully maintained leaseback vehicle may be offered
  • Great organisational culture with access to Local Government benefits such as LSL after 5 years, Purchased annual leave, Parental leave options, Fitness Passport and more..

For further information about the position, click here for the position description.


Contact: Trevor James, Manager Business and Investment on 4221 6041.

Closing date: Sunday, 29 November 2020 at 11:30pm.



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Our core values of Collaboration, Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Sustainability represent who we are and what we expect of one another.

To work for us, you must be committed to role modelling our core values.


Shellharbour City Council is an equal opportunity employer.

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