Branch Manager - Health and Regulatory Services

Job No: BDBRC164
Location: Bundaberg

Here at Bundaberg Regional Council our vision is bold but simple, to build Australia’s best regional community.

In order to achieve this, we’ve created a culture that’s centred on our core values. To be a Council that is customer focused, respectful and prides itself on team work, leadership, sustainability and innovation. We’re an all-inclusive Council that celebrates diversity and communicates in an open and respectful manner.


About the region:

Uniquely positioned north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, the Bundaberg Region is one of Australia’s fastest growing regional cities and the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

The Bundaberg Region boasts the most equitable climate in Australia and rates fifth in the world alongside Hawaii.

 A dynamic and emerging Queensland city, Bundaberg is the centrepiece of the region which includes long established rural communities at Gin Gin and Childers.

 Noted for its environmental excellence, pristine waterways and proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, the Bundaberg Region showcases everything that nature’s palette can create.

 Agricultural pursuits the envy of the nation and iconic products that take the name of Bundaberg to the world - we are a community on the rise.


About The Role

The role of the Branch Manager - Health and Regulatory Services is to provide a high level of strategic direction and operational day to day management of Council’s Health and Regulatory Services Branch. 

This role provides specialist advice and assistance to the General Manager in the areas of strategic planning, financial management and business planning to ensure the services provided by the Branch are cost effective, meet community expectations and are delivered with a focus on high quality customer.   This role provides high level technical expertise of relevant State Legislation and Council’s Local Laws to Regulatory Compliance investigations, inspections, monitoring, public education, consultation and enforcement services for the protection, promotion and improvement of public health, environmental protection, amenity and safety standards for the community within the Bundaberg Region.

Location: Bundaberg
Employment Status:
4 year contract
$130,000 + $18,000 Car Allowance + $15,600 12% Super
Total Remuneration Package:

We are looking for people who:

  • Possess high level management experience in the Environmental Health, Compliance, Local Law Enforcement or Regulatory Services
  • Hold Tertiary Qualification in Environmental Health, Health Science or other relevant fields
  • Demonstrates high level leadership skills with the ability to provide operational advice and direction to staff within the Environmental Health and Regulatory Services field and extensive knowledge of the current legislation and regulatory regime in Queensland applicable to this role
  • Demonstrated experience in building networks and creating linkages with necessary professional organisations or peak bodies to ensure that current thinking keeps pace with any innovations or new developments within the areas of responsibility
  • Proven skills in managing conflict, making difficult decisions and managing staff through organisational and cultural change
  • High level experience in budget development, monitoring and reporting
  • Current professional membership or eligibility for membership with Environmental Health Australia (Qld)
  • Live and uphold the Council's values

In return for your hard work and enthusiasm, Bundaberg Regional Council offer some amazing benefits including:

  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Generous employer super 12%
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Great working environment
  • An employer of choice

To View the full Position Description and to learn more about our Benefits, Rewards and Recognition visit our careers webpage-

Applications Close:  Monday 27 January 2020 AEST

To Apply: Please answer the questionnaire below followed by attaching your Resume.

Prior to being made an offer of employment, you will be required to undergo a National Police Check as part of the recruitment process.

Bundaberg Regional Council prides itself as an equal opportunity employer and embraces the diversity that our teams bring so if this sounds like the position for you, don’t delay- apply now!

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