Venues & Cemeteries Manager

Job title : Venues & Cemeteries Manager
Location : Brisbane
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Job reference : 1273643
  • Australia’s largest Council
  • Oversee a diverse portfolio, combining strategic and operational leadership
  • Landmark assets including the Riverstage and Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
About the Organisation
Brisbane is a great place to live and work with an enviable lifestyle. It's a vibrant, green, prosperous, and safe city that nurtures opportunity, innovation, values sustainability and supports strong economic growth. In achieving this vision, Brisbane City Council needs dynamic, passionate and forward-thinking leaders to help guide the organisation. Brisbane City Council is by population the largest local government in Australia, with assets of over $32 billion and an annual budget of $4.0 billion. Our responsibility is to provide leadership for the people of Brisbane and to manage our resources to create a vibrant, successful, and liveable city for the future. We work in partnership with a variety of governments, peak bodies, industries, and community organisations to build a better Brisbane. 

Council employees are responsible for delivering on the plan to shape Brisbane into a city that residents will be proud of, support an economy where businesses can thrive, and design a world-class destination for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond.

About the Position
Reporting to the Branch Manager for Community Facilities, this critical senior leadership position oversees a large and geographically dispersed team of 80 people and is responsible for the successful operation of Council’s cemeteries as well as a range of sport, recreational, entertainment and educational venues. This includes landmark venues such as the Riverstage and Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. The group provides management and maintenance of Council’s 12 cemeteries and three crematoria as well as venue, program, event, contract and lease management services and operates in competition to numerous commercial businesses.

About the Person
Council is seeking a values-based, inspirational leader who can successfully motivate a diverse workforce comprised of geographically dispersed field staff and subject matter experts.  With an eye for continuous improvement/innovation and a track record of successful change management, you will be accustomed to overseeing large, multi-site, customer focused operations. Your excellent commercial and strategic acumen and will complement effective stakeholder management and influencing skills, which will be critical to building healthy relationships with a variety of internal and external customers and partners. Given the nature of this portfolio, prioritisation of safety for both employees and customers will be critical. Experience in a public sector/Local Government environment is not a prerequisite, but will be helpful.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion or further information, please contact Tim Wallis on 0439 817 992 or
Brisbane City Council is a multi-award winning accessible and inclusive workplace. We strongly encourage applications from people from all diverse backgrounds and experiences.