Chief Information Officer

Date Posted: 12 days ago
Sutherland Shire NSW

Job Description

Sutherland Shire Council is about to embark on a digital transformation, reshaping the way we work across the organisation. We have a newly created ICT Strategy providing a clear roadmap for the future.

We are looking for a cloud centric technology leader to lead our digital transformation, centred around the implementation of a new SaaS ERP and positively impact the Sutherland Shire community. This role will bring vision, thought leadership and governance of the ICT strategy and architecture, ensuring alignment with Council’s overarching strategic plans, and adherence to appropriate ICT governance frameworks while also solving critical technology issues.

  • The opportunity to rapidly develop your career in a local government organisation;
  • Play a key role in driving a newly adopted strategy with a clear implementation plan;
  • The opportunity to shape the IT team; and,
  • Attractive remuneration and benefits.

Things We’ll Trust You With:

  • The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional skills and experiences in the following areas:

    • A proven ability to lead strategy through technology with a pragmatic approach to deliver Council’s ICT Strategy implementation plan, including a multi-year implementation of a software-as-a-service enterprise resource platform.
    • Significant experience in purpose-led, values driven leadership, with a focus on developing individual and team capability, to support the delivery of quality outcomes in an agile and collaborative approach.
    • A consistent and proven track record in the provision of secure and stable ICT services to support business outcomes, delivering on service level commitments and enhancing customer satisfaction.
    • An emotionally-intelligent and driven individual with highly effective communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain value-based stakeholder and strategic supplier relationships to progress key strategic and operational challenges and opportunities.
    • Ambitious and agile, with proven capacity to work well under pressure with an accountability mindset and a view to identifying and evaluating opportunities for business-led innovation and development to deliver ICT solutions that meet internal and external customer needs

Things You’ll Be Proud Of:

  • Promoting a continuous improvement culture, supporting the evolution of your teams and enhancing service delivery to customers.
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining best practice change, people and financial management strategies and frameworks.
  • The positive impact you make for our people, business units and community.
  • Being a positive brand ambassador for the Sutherland Shire Council.
  • Showcasing Council’s values in all that you do – Collaborate, Achieve, Respect and Evolve.
  • Working for an organisation which has our community at the heart of all that we do.

The Fine Print:

  • This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and high performing technology leader to advance their career in local government.
  • Apply by submitting your resume and a cover letter outlining why we are a great fit!
  • Get your application in by 10pm: Sunday 31 October 2021
  • Permanent full-time opportunity.
  • We anticipate a high volume of interest for this opportunity and would encourage all expressions of interest to apply directly. All applications will be acknowledged and further details, including a confidential briefing document, may be provided subsequent to receipt of an application.

Keen To Learn More?

  • Reach out to Clare Phelan - Director Corporate Support via for any job specific enquiries

About Us

If you want to make a difference and be part of a challenging and rewarding working environment, then joining us just might be the right career move for you! Join a passionate and dedicated team covering a diversity of services, industries and occupations.

At Sutherland Shire Council we do more than serve our community – we are our community. Our energy can be seen in everything we do. From having a can-do attitude, to embracing change and opportunities, being people-centred and working together as one.

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