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Council advertises four Group Director Positions

Shoalhaven City Council has today begun advertising the four Group Director Positions arising as part of the current organisational review process.

Council has adopted a new organisational structure as part of a raft of new cost saving initiatives adopted by the organisation.

As part of the new structure, Council has begun an open recruitment process for the four Group Director positions (a reduction from the previous six group model).

The new positions include -

• Director of Assets and Works
• Director of Corporate and Community Services
• Director of Planning and Development Services
• Director of Shoalhaven Water

While it was originally anticipated that the Director of Shoalhaven Water would not need to re-apply for the position, the transfer of a significant number of staff to this group has necessitated the need for a formal recruitment process.

Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was pleased to see the Director positions at the point of being advertised saying Council was keen to have the positions filled as soon as possible to provide greater organisational stability.

“The Transformation Task Force has been working hard to complete both the Group Director Position descriptions along with the Group Structure and functions within,” said Clr Gash.

“The finalisation of the Group Director positions is an important first milestone in the organisational restructure process as it has allowed the Task Force to better shape the individual group structure below these roles.

“The current Group Directors, Section Managers and Unit Managers have each provided input to help create a structure with a strong focus on improved customer service and asset management.”

“I would certainly like to thank staff for the way they have dealt with the initial stages of the organisational restructure.”

“While this is obviously a very challenging time for the organisation, I have certainly been impressed by the willingness of staff to embrace change and help in the creation of a more efficient Council.”

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