Job Vacancy - Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Published on Monday, 30 January 2023 at 9:58:56 AM

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Situated in the heart of Western Australia’s Great Southern region, the Shire of Gnowangerup is an inclusive, progressive & prosperous community. The Shire includes the stunning Stirling Ranges, three towns, attractive rural landscape, & boasts a relaxed country lifestyle with excellent amenities.

The Shire is seeking to appoint a motivated Deputy Chief Executive Officer who will be responsible for leading and managing several key operational areas, provide organisational leadership and positively influence the organisational culture. Most Importantly, the successful candidate will ensure organisational legislative compliance and provide support to the CEO and Council.

To be considered for this position, a background in local government would be advantageous but not essential. What is essential, is an ability to positively influence, meet deadlines, and engage with key stakeholders. It would be highly advantageous for the successful DCEO to have qualifications in business or commerce or have substantial working experience and knowledge in Accounting and / or Human Resources.

The position comprises an attractive remuneration package of $187,423 which includes the unlimited use of a vehicle (within WA), superannuation and payment of professional memberships.  In addition, the position provides rent free housing in an executive level family home, shire matched salary sacrificed superannuation of up to 5%, and five weeks annual leave each year. Employment is offered under a five-year contract with working hours of 76 hours per fortnight, though given seniority a flexible approach to hours worked is required.

This is an outstanding opportunity for the right person to live and work in one of the best areas of the Great Southern region. This role will allow you to make a positive contribution to a progressive community and to achieve great things.

To be considered for the DCEO position with the Shire of Gnowangerup, applicants must provide an updated copy of their resumes and address the questions as detailed in the Application Package. To obtain a copy of the package, please contact Geraldine Kistnasing, Executive Recruitment Consultant at LO-GO Appointments on (08) 9380 4505 or

Applications close at 5:00pm on Monday 13th February 2023

Please Note:  Canvassing of Councillors will disqualify.  The successful applicant is required to obtain relevant Police checks, undertake pre-employment medical, other relevant checks and to provide evidence of all claimed qualifications prior to commencing employment.