Chief Operating Officer

Job title : Chief Operating Officer
Location : Queensland
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Job reference : 1503701
About the Organisation
At City Parklands, a wholly owned subsidiary of Brisbane City Council, the team are passionate about parks, public places and people and they deliver integrated place management for South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parkland, Victoria Park/Barrambin and Anzac Square on behalf of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government. As the trusted custodians of these premier parklands, they acknowledge their responsibility to manage, enhance and enliven these beautiful places effectively and efficiently.

Since its creation, City Parklands has successfully enhanced the quality of parklands, introduced new attractions, and maintained high visitor satisfaction. It has expanded its events portfolio, supported by a passionate workforce and an active volunteer program. City Parklands is set to manage additional precincts around Brisbane in the coming years, solidifying its role as a trusted custodian of the city's parklands.

About the Position
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a key member of the Executive Leadership Team and supports the delivery of City Parklands’ Corporate Strategy, based around four key pillars – optimising existing parklands; expanding our portfolio; capitalising on our expertise; and growing our capability.

The COO plays a pivotal strategic leadership role building a healthy and engaged culture, driving efficiencies and integration across the organisation, and fostering collaboration with both internal teams and external stakeholders.

This role in partnership with the team will set the strategic direction for the Asset Services Division, as well as leading and supporting the teams that maintain and operate the individual parklands. Additionally, this role is accountable for the management of the asset and project governance framework, the annual capital works program, and the operational efficiency of the areas under City Parklands' care.

About the Person
As an experienced senior leader, you will be able to demonstrate success leading and optimising strategic operations in a similar project/asset focussed environment. Ideally with experience working in complex statutory frameworks or similar, you will be well versed in asset portfolio management, change management, financial forecasting, and budget management. You will possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to lead multi-functional teams and deliver projects on time and within budget. Your excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills will be essential to effectively engage with complex stakeholder groups.  

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Tim Wallis of Sharp & Carter on 0439 817 992 or