Mid North Coast Joint Organisation - Executive Officer

Job No: MNCJO2019
Location: Port Macquarie, NSW

Mid North Coast Joint Organisation - Executive Officer

(Recruitment conducted by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council on behalf of MNCJO)

The Organisation

The Mid North Coast Joint Organisation (MNCJO) represents a new way for its member councils to work together for the benefit of the region. The MNCJO has three members, being Bellingen Shire Council, Kempsey Shire Council and Port Macquarie-Hastings Council. Together the Councils cover an area of 8,658 square kilometres and a population of approximately 121,000 people. 

The Position

This Executive Officer position for the MNCJO will help set the pace by driving early success and exploring new ways of working between local and State government to promote regional leadership and cooperation for the region, its people and places. The part time Executive Officer will lead management of the MNCJO; be directly accountable to the MNCJO Board (the Board) for implementation of strategies approved by the Board; progress regional strategic planning and priority setting and ensure efficient collaboration and engagement with State government agencies to deliver on MNCJO strategic regional priorities. 

Your duties

  • Provide high level executive management, leadership and professional advice on organisational planning and development;
  • Provide advice to the Board on emerging issues with significant regional impacts;
  • Identify and escalate issues to the Board, where required, to ensure they receive appropriate and timely attention;
  • Advise the Board and the Chair on policy matters and be an advocate to State government on issues of importance to the Board;
  • Provide support to the General Managers of the MNCJO member Councils in attending to MNCJO requirements.


In addition, this position has key accountabilities in regards to Stakeholder Management, Advocacy and Collaboration and Organisational Management. These are outlined in the Position Description below.

About you

To be successful in the role you will require:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications, or equivalent in a related discipline such as business, economics, government relations and/ or an alternative qualification with extensive relevant work experience;
  • Proven leadership and management experience within the public, private or not-for-profit sectors;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the financial, economic, environmental and social regional issues and drivers facing Joint Organisation member Councils, governments, agencies and communities;
  • Experience working in a complex political environment with advanced political astuteness;
  • Class C driver's license.



This is a temporary part time contract, working approximately 80 hours per month, with a Total Remuneration Package of $90,000 per annum.


If you have any queries with regards to this position please contact Craig Swift-McNair, Interim Executive Officer MNCJO & General Manager, Port-Macquarie Hastings Council on 02 6581 8020


Applying for the Position

Before you apply for the position please read the position description below.

Executive Officer - Position Description

To apply please complete the application form below and answer the questions which relate to the essential role requirements and focus capabilities. You will also be required to upload a copy of your resume and cover letter.

You may find it helpful to write your response to the questions below in a word document then copy/paste this into the application form once you are ready to submit your application.


Close Date

All applications must be submitted no later than Sunday 17 February 2019 at 11:30pm.

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