Job Details
  • ReferenceBH-140737
  • LocationPort Macquarie
  • Salary$106639 - $120023 per annum
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted22 days ago
  • ConsultantNeva Niland
Whether you're looking for a change of scenery or a new adventure, this is an opportunity to head up a team of dedicated and creative professionals to make a real and valuable contribution to the local community here in the lovely Port Macquarie region.
Why work anywhere else!

Port Macquarie Hastings Council is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales where Birpai the traditional owners of the Port Macquarie region have occupied the region for thousands of years. It is one of the largest urban centres on the North Coast, with an estimated population over 86,792.Our community is characterised by its welcoming attitude, growing economy, and natural beauty such as rainforests and estuaries to white sandy beaches to world heritage mountain wilderness, the Port Macquarie region offers an attractive lifestyle for everyone.
As the Region continues to experience significant growth, the Community, Planning & Environment Division of Port Macquarie Hastings Council are looking for an Economic Development an Investment Manager to drive the Strategic development, leadership, management and planning across Port Macquarie Hastings region.

Why the team needs you

The Economic Development Manager will lead, support, and coordinate the day-to-day operations to drive operational outcomes and high performance within their team. Through a collaborative approach to team culture, the Economic Development Manager will coordinate their team’s activities, and lead change and improvement opportunities across their functional areas and ensure comprehensive and innovative best practice outcomes for the Council as well as:
  • Strategically prioritise activities that most effectively deliver on Council’s Economic Development objectives.
  • Lead and develop partnership relationships with local business and industry, government, internal, regional, and other stakeholders to achieve quality economic development outcomes.
  • Lead the production and analysis of economic development data trends and developments to deliver effective economic development.
  • Lead the identification of Economic Development opportunities that includes collaborative partnerships and co design within Council and the community
  • Identify opportunities to embed and align Economic Development in Council’s suite of strategies and plans
  • Develop and manage the economic development budget to identify highest value priorities.
What you’ll bring to the team

To be successful in this role, you will be a highly motivated, collaborative, results driven leader who has proven experience leading and managing diverse teams within a corporate, government or commercial setting. You will be a forward  thinker and be capable of proactively leading change processes and initiate and support continuous improvement, as well as develop and implement operational plans to ensure stakeholder relationships and business outcomes are optimised and risk is minimised.
The successful applicant will have outstanding personal attributes including personal drive and integrity, and possess Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline such as business, economic development,  marketing or equivalent experience in a similar role as well as:
  • Knowledge of economic development challenges and opportunities
  • Extensive experience in business planning, data analysis & market research
  • Significant experience leading and motivating a diverse, multidisciplinary team
  • Strong relationship building and stakeholder management skills including the ability to build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
  • High level written communication and verbal communication skills including experience creating and presenting strategic documents and plans.
  • Previous experience in local, state, or federal government is desirable
 Why you’ll want to join the team

This is an exciting time to be part of a forward-thinking organisation. Candidates with the energy and passion to deliver quality outcomes for Council and the Community will be rewarded with this sought-after role.
By joining the team, you will evolve within a dynamic and welcoming organisation that makes serving the community their primary mission.
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Career development opportunities
  • Grade 18:$106,639.38 to $120,023.46
  • Long service leave after 5 years
  • Employee assistance program
The Next Step
If this position will enhance your career and you would like further details on the role, or a copy of the position description, please call Jo Ellerman for a confidential discussion on (02) 66919106 or email
Please note: There is no close date.We are assessing applications once submitted