Manager of Administration

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  • Full Time
  • Derby

What’s on Offer:

  • Kimberley adventure and lifestyle
  • Attractive Isolation Allowance
  • Housing or Rental Allowance
  • Relocation expenses
  • Yearly Utility and Travel Allowances
  • Communications allowance
  • 5 weeks Annual Leave
  • Up to 17.5% superannuation
  • Health & Wellness Program (Employee Assistance Program etc.)

Work Type:

Full time Fixed Term – 3 year contract

Salary Package:

$90,000pa to $110,000pa (plus allowances and a generous superannuation) depending on qualifications and experience

About You:

We’re looking for a great communicator, a practical no-nonsense operator who can both manage and inspire a busy team of professional staff responsible for all matters within the Administration Department which include but are not limited to customer service including Department of Transport and administrative support for extensive departments within one of the most exciting and challenging Local Governments in the State.

To be successful in this role you will need to be a highly experienced in matters pertaining to Administrative Services with extensive management experience. We’re looking forward to welcoming someone with the skills and the passion to mentor, develop and encourage our team, and help us imbed a culture of high-performance. In order to deliver on our high expectations it is critical that you are a strong communicator with a commitment to providing outstanding customer service.

About Us:

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley services the towns of Derby, Fitzroy Crossing and Camballin and 54 Aboriginal Communities throughout the Shire. You are sure to enjoy the Derby/Fitzroy Crossing lifestyle with a variety of leisure activities including superb fishing, boating, sightseeing, community events, sports as well as the colourful townspeople known for their laid back and welcoming attitude.

We are fortunate to have some truly stunning and untouched wilderness areas like the famed Buccaneer Archipelago, Gibb River Road, Fitzroy River and Geikie George on our door step. If you’re keen to experience the wonders of the wet season and grow your knowledge of our indigenous culture then apply now.

About the role:

You will be leading a dedicated team responsible for the delivery of front of house customer service and administrative support across the spectacular West Kimberley region.

A full job description is contained within this Job Application for those looking to apply and join the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of stakeholder engagement and have previous experience in the successful implementation of process mapping activities and implementing digital system improvements.

How to Apply:

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Applicants must address the selection criteria in the position description to be eligible for this position.

For further information view our website For more direct information about this position please contact Alan Thornton – Director of Corporate on 08 9191 0999 or email

Applications close: 11.59pm Wednesday 7 December 2022

ease note: Shortlisting may commence immediately.

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley encompasses the towns of Derby, Fitzroy Crossing and Camballin. Our employees enjoy a relaxed lifestyle in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The Kimberley is one of Australians very special regions, set amongst the backdrop of world renowned Geikie Gorge, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek National Parks and the Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges the Kimberley is home to the world’s last wilderness frontiers. Home to prolific wildlife, majestic canyons, freshwater swimming holes and the biggest barramundi in the world!

he Shire of Derby/West Kimberley is committed to diversity and strongly encourages candidates from different cultural, gender and age backgrounds to apply.

ease Note: Canvassing of Councillors or Shire Employees will disqualify. The successful applicant is required to obtain relevant police checks and to provide evidence of all claimed qualifications prior to commencing employment.

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