The Shire of Northampton in the northern region of the Midwest, encompasses the popular tourist destinations of Horrocks, Port Gregory, Kalbarri and Northampton and has an area of 12,499 square kilometres. The township of Northampton is located on the North West Coastal Highway, 50km north of the regional city of Geraldton and 475km north of Perth.  Kalbarri is a further 100km north west of Northampton.  The Shire of Northampton is bounded by the Chapman Valley, Shark Bay, City of Greater Geraldton and Murchison Shires and the Indian Ocean. 

The Council is seeking an energetic forward-thinking organisational leader whose expertise and depth of experience will support and collaborate with Council and the community into a progressive and exciting future.

Meeting the future community and lifestyle vision for our region requires a unique professional with a strong and diverse skillset, preferably with an understanding of the Local Government sector. It is essential that you have senior management experience, an excellent communicator and a people person. You will require sound and balanced project management, strategic management, relationship development and a good business acumen.


The position is offered under a performance based employment contract up to five years. An attractive remuneration package is offered and is to be set in accordance with the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal Band 3, negotiable up to $266,983 per annum; Salary and benefits may be subject to negotiation to include but not limited to; base salary, superannuation, utilities and professional membership. In addition unrestricted private use of a vehicle and accommodation. The regional/isolation allowance is a discretionary allowance and will be discussed and negotiated with the successful applicant. Reasonable relocation expenses are available.


An Application Package along with the Position Description can be obtained from Further information about the position is available by contacting Lydia Highfield on 0400 142 110.


Applications should be sent to: or mailed to Lydia Highfield, Principal Consultant, PO Box 296, Beechboro WA 6063 by COB Wednesday 11 January 2023.



Please Note:  Canvassing of Councillors will disqualify.  The successful applicant is required to obtain relevant Police checks, undertake pre-employment medical and to provide evidence of all claimed qualifications prior to commencing employment


Please click on the links below to view the advert in PDF and access the Application Package

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Applications close 11 January 2023


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