Vacancy Details

Manager Business Services 


  • Leadership role with work-life balance 
  • Senior Executive Officer Remuneration 
  • Long-term, strategic focus 


Wodonga is a progressive, well-planned, growing city that is affordable, offers an abundance of opportunities and is led by strong, empathetic stewardship. We aim to strengthen our community in all that we do.  

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Wodonga Council is committed to serving the community and we are dedicated to providing high quality services across the community.  

We are a values driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams who benefit from our flexible work options, health and wellbeing initiatives, and development opportunities, so that we grow as individuals and as an organisation. We recognise the importance of balancing work and life and understand that priorities change with time.  

At Wodonga Council we offer meaningful work and take pride in what we do. 


The role 

The Manager Business Services is a leadership role within Wodonga Council and the wider community. This new role will be accountable for driving and delivering a culture of innovation and excellence in business performance by supporting business areas across Council to deliver outcomes in an efficient and effective manner, and according to legislative requirements. 

Key deliverables of the role include: 

  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including the community, business and government. 
  • The leadership and delivery of the Business Improvement Program.  
  • The development of planning frameworks in alignment with the Council’s legislative planning requirements to enhance the planning capability of the organisation. 
  • Oversee the provision of high-level advice to the Executive team and Councillor group for matters relating to the Local Government Act 2020. 
  • If driving a performance agenda in a newly created role sounds appealing, we’d like to hear from you. 

What you will bring (key selection criteria) 

To be successful, you will be strong on relationship management and influencing. Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in a business field OR 5+ years of experience working in the business sector at a leadership level. 
  • Significant experience in business improvement and embedding change in a highly regulated environment.  
  • Experience in leading a team that delivers different functional services.  
  • Demonstrated experience in operating at the strategic level across a broad range of organisational functions. 


How to Apply 

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Use the apply button to commence your application. 

To apply applicants will be required to provide two documents;  

  • a cover letter addressing your suitability for the position (see What you will bring – selection criteria - above) and,  
  • a current resume.  

The successful applicant will be required to provide a copy of a National Police Check and Current Drivers Licence prior to commencement. 



Dena Vlekkert - Director Corporate Services | 


Applications close Monday 11:59pm, May 29, 2023. 


Position Description below 

Wodonga Council is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. 

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including; 

  • employee health and wellbeing programs,  
  • flexible work arrangements, 
  • learning and development, and 
  • career pathways and opportunities. 

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. 

We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and people from every age, culture and ethnic background. 

If you have special needs that we can address to assist you submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us. 


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