MidCoast Council

Job Description 

At MidCoast Council we are committed to the growth of our staff and our region. Whether we’re supporting you to grow your capabilities, advance your career, or be a stepping stone to your dream job – when you thrive, our region thrives. Here’s your opportunity to kick a career goal while you enjoy an incredible lifestyle on the beautiful Barrington Coast.

About the role
Are you an energetic and experienced Executive Assistant who is looking to make a change for the better? This is the perfect opportunity to work for an innovative organisation that shares your passion for delivering benefits to our community.

This position works in the General Manager’s office and is primarily responsible for providing accurate, confidential and high-level executive support to the Mayor. From time-to-time you may also provide support to the General Manager.

In this role you will analyse and prioritise requests to the optimise the Mayor’s time. You will also ensure correspondence and distribution of responses are actioned in a timely manner. Your ability to provide accurate and reliable advice, information and recommendations in a discrete manner is key to this position.

What you’ll bring
You will be a highly skilled communicator with strong interpersonal skills. Furthermore, your sound understanding of the complexities of working in sensitive environments will be highly regarded.
Importantly, you will be a business administration expert and have relevant qualifications in this area.

If you pride yourself on your accuracy and time management skills then this could be the position for you!

What we offer

  • Long service leave when you’ve been with us for over 5 years
  • Above Award Parental leave provisions
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Office that provides a variety of work settings supported by the right technology
  • Ongoing personal and professional development programs
  • Study assistance and study leave
  • Journey to work cover

Salary: Approximate range of $80,500 – $88,500 p.a. plus superannuation (subject to skills and experience).

Location: This position will be based at our Administration Centre in Yalawanyi Ganya at 2 Biripi Way, Taree. You may also be required to be based from other Council sites across the MidCoast Council region.

Want to know more?

Please review the position description in PDF or Word formats
For enquiries regarding to the position or the application process Corinne Matlawski, Senior Human Resources Business Partner. Corinne can be reached on (02) 7955 7275 or at [email protected].

How to apply:

  • When responding to the questions below, please include detailed and relevant examples of your skills and experience
  • You have the option to save your application prior to submitting, however please ensure you don’t forget to submit your application before the closing date
  • Click the “NEXT” button at the bottom of the application form to attach your resume
  • We will be in touch via email.

Our organisation
At MidCoast Council our people are our most important resource and we believe that we can only reach our full potential when you reach yours. This is the place for those who seek to play a role in the community and have an enthusiasm to learn and grow. Here you can make a real difference.

Our community is our customer and is at the centre of everything we do. We value, support and empower our people to deliver positive results for our community.
Right now, we are investing heavily in our organisation, and our people. Our Administration Centre is a state-of-the-art facility designed to inspire innovation, creativity and collaboration. The building has been named ‘Yalawanyi Ganya’ which means “sitting/meeting place” in the Gathang language of the indigenous people across the MidCoast Region.

About the MidCoast Region
From lakes and estuaries to white sandy beaches to world heritage mountain wilderness, the MidCoast region offers an attractive lifestyle for everyone. Our community is characterised by its welcoming attitude, growing economy and natural beauty. These are the pillars of the quality of life we value.

Our commitment
At MidCoast Council we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities. Our aim is to provide all of our staff with an inclusive, safe and healthy working environment. We never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age or marital, veteran or disability status. If you have a disability and need to request any adjustments to assist with the application process, or to discuss workplace adjustments you may require, please contact the HR representative.

Council also recognises the skills and attributes of veterans and welcomes applications from ex-service personnel.

We’re a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.


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