Come join us at Narrabri Shire Council!

About Narrabri Shire

Narrabri Shire is an exciting area of regional NSW with plenty to offer anyone wishing to pursue a vibrant and busy country lifestyle. The expansive blue sky, stunning mountain ranges, scenic water ways and fresh air will encourage you to explore and share your experiences from this diverse area.

Why Work for Council?

Narrabri Shire Council is one of the largest employers in Narrabri Shire, offering an extensive array of employment opportunities in interesting positions. We employ over 200 staff and value their contribution to the shire. To retain our staff, we have some competitive working conditions, which include Financial Benefits, Work / Life Balance, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Training and Career Development, Employee Assistance Program, Workplace Health and Safety Initiatives and more.

Fill out the form below

Executive Manager Corporate Planning & Workforce

Job No: NSC102
Location: Narrabri


An exciting opportunity exists for a self-motivated and experienced professional with a strong focus on driving continuous business improvement coupled with the ability to position Council's workforce resource to align with the strategic direction of Narrabri Shire Council.

This position is a key member of the relatively newly formed Executive Management Team (MANEX) at Council; the position will drive new ways of doing things by purposefully combining the Council’s strategic planning, workforce resources, internal audit and business improvement functions to enhance the many and diverse services Council provides to its community.

As a key leader of the organisation you will provide model leadership to inspire and deliver services as effective and efficiently as possible – Council is very proactive in the adoption of new technologies and is currently establishing a strong technological foundation to enable continual adoption of emerging technologies.

Your experience in the preparation and successful delivery of strategies, policies, workforce management and drive for continuous improvement will see Council continue its recent advances in the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of its services.


  • Directorate: General Manager's Office
  • Reports To: General Manager
  • Nature of Placement: Permanent Full-time
  • Award: Local Government (State) Award 2017
  • Salary range: A very attractive Total Remuneration Package (TRP) will be negotiated with the successful applicant; the position has access to a leaseback vehicle.


In alignment with the strategic direction of Council, ensure appropriate positioning of the organisation’s business processes and workforce resource.

Lead the facilitation; development and monitoring of organisational development services (incorporating IP&R, policies, procedures, processes and practices) in accordance with operationally feasible best practice.

Provide and oversee recruitment, performance management and learning and professional development services in accordance with operationally feasible best practice.

Lead the development and monitoring of the organisation’s enterprise risk management service (incorporating policies, procedures, processes and practices) in accordance with operationally feasible best practice.

Oversee; remain up to date with; and monitor the organisation’s legislative requirements for corporate planning, employee/industrial relations and work health and safety.

Please refer to the attached Position Description for additional information.


A highly attractive salary to be negotiated with the following benefits:

  • Generous Rental Subsidy 
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Vehicle Lease Scheme 
  • Professional Development 
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Access to Council promoted health and well being initiatives 


Enquiries regarding this position should be directed to Council’s General Manager, Mr Stewart Todd on phone 0488 778 633.


By completing the below information, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as summarised below.

  • Collection of your personal information - We collect personal information about you so that we can administer our dealings with you, including for the purposes set out below.
  • Disclosure of your personal information - All information will be used for the purpose of recruitment action.

Please contact Human Resources for further privacy information on 02 6799 6816.


If you are interested in this position with Narrabri Shire Council, we would love to hear from you! To apply, simply follow the instructions below:

  1. Complete the information below as requested
  2. Click ‘APPLY’
  3. Attach your resume and covering letter 
  4. Click ‘NEXT’ and ‘CONFIRM’

Note: If you have any further queries or notes, please enter these in the 'EXTRA INFORMATION' section at the bottom of the application. Please be aware that to be eligible for this role, you must submit your resume.


This position closes at 9am on Friday, 24 November 2017.

A recognised and award winning employer of choice


Personal Details * Required field