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Group Manager Communities

  • Contract
  • South Brisbane
  • Applications have closed.

Website Redland City Council

Naturally wonderful Redlands Coast

Common Law Contract Full Time – 36.25 hours per week


Executive Contract – 5 years



A special place


At Redland City Council, you can help improve lives, while shaping your career in a truly special place. Situated on the stunning Redlands Coast, our team is creating an enriched, sustainable future for Redland City.

Here, every role matters … Together, we’re focused on serving our community. Join us so together we can improve the Redlands for today and tomorrow.



Your opportunity


Redland City Council (RCC) is situated on the naturally wonderful Redlands Coast, which includes the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, mainland suburbs and rural hinterland which is located east of Brisbane. The Redlands region is home to the crystal blue waters of southern Moreton Bay, with approximately 335km of coastline, with the beautiful North Stradbroke Island, Coochiemudlo Island and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands including Russell, Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra islands.


RCC offers you the chance to improve lives and shape your own career. You’ll enjoy diverse work and opportunities to grow, working in a truly special community and a region of outstanding natural beauty. In return for your passion and commitment to moving Redland City forward, RCC is offering great benefits and the balance you need to bring the best you


As our Group Manager Communities, you will provide visionary leadership and management to the communities group covering a diverse range of functions including community development, safety, grants, leasing, social planning, cemeteries and city sports and venues. You will be an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team building relationships across the organisation and in your group providing an inclusive and engaged work environment. This role provides strategic oversight, policy development and implementation of sound value add community outcomes. You will be leading a newly formed team of subject matter specialists who are passionate about the community. You will be working across the group with a diverse range of areas facilitating collaboration between all stakeholders to provide successful outcomes of city shaping opportunities and an exceptional customer experience.


For full details, take a look at the Position Description.



What you’ll bring


First and foremost, you’ll need to live and breathe our Values, as they are fundamental to the way we go about our work and the relationships we build.


We would love to hear from you or someone you know who:


is a results driven and positive leader who can develop a high performance, diverse and customer service focused workforce;
has proven success in budget management;
can foster and build strong relationships within the team and with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels;
can ensure group compliance with all statutory and regulatory obligations, as well as internal practices and procedures, as they relate to workplace health and safety, environment, industrial relations and corporate governance.

Why join us


We asked our people why they choose to work at Redland City Council. They say it’s about two things: feeling connected to the Redlands Coast as a truly special place and the incredible career and development opportunities at Council.


Here, you can:


Improve lives, for today and tomorrow. You will make an impact in our organisation through leading the communities group in delivering value add community outcomes.
Achieve, for the community and your career. We’ll support you every step of the way and you will have a huge impact on the work we do.
Experience variety, and grow as a result. Upskill, try new roles and broaden your horizons. Council is an amazing place to grow and diversify professionally.
Find the right balance to bring the best you. We offer attractive benefits, ongoing support and flexible working arrangements.
Here are some more reasons for loving working with us:


Generous leave provisions such as paid parental leave and purchased leave scheme
Access to professional and leadership development programs and education/study assistance
Mentoring and coaching opportunities to increase your industry knowledge and business acumen
Diverse secondment opportunities for career development
Reward and recognition programs
Wellbeing programs and social club
Access to discounts with over 400 leading retailers
Visit our careers page to learn more and read the stories of our incredible people.





You will possess a  tertiary qualification in Business or Humanities discipline or significant experience in a senior leadership services position.
You will possess a current motor vehicle license for road travel within Australia.
Successful applicants will be asked to consent to a police check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.
To be eligible for employment, applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia.

Ready to join us
Applications will only be accepted through Council’s Web Recruitment system or through OURspace for current Council employees. Hard copy and e-mailed applications will not be accepted.


To be considered, applicants must submit a:


Cover letter (one page); and
Current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role. Please read the Position Description and resume-based application instructions before applying for this role.

RCC utilises a merit-based recruitment process which may include various testing methods, such as psychometric testing and requesting the submission of a short video application from candidates after the advertisement closes.



Specific information on the position (200277) can be obtained by contacting Louise Rusan on (07) 3829 8252.  Applications for this position close at 11:59 p.m. Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on 03/03/2023 .



At Redland City Council, we truly value the diverse skills, experiences and perspectives of our people. We’re focused on making Council an inclusive place, where everyone belongs and brings in new skills, diverse experiences and backgrounds that enable us to serve our community better.



Applications will not be accepted from a third party.



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