Executive Assistant to the General Manager

Job No: PMC2019017
Location: Port Macquarie, NSW

About the Role

This is a rare opportunity to work in one of the most innovative and progressive Councils in NSW. As Executive Assistant to the General Manager you will be required to provide accurate and timely, high level support to the General Manager. In addition, you will be a key liaison with Council’s stakeholders, including community members, businesses, the Mayor and Councilors, the senior leadership team and council staff.


About you

To be successful in this role you will require:

  • Recent substantial experience providing efficient high level administrative and executive support to senior executives in an Executive Assistant, or similar role;
  • The ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • The ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.



This is a full time, permanent role, with remuneration in the range of $63,866 - $71,863 per annum (depending on skills and experience), plus 9.5% superannuation. The role is 35 hour a week, with access to Council’s Flexible Working Hours policy.


About Council

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is located on the mid-north coast of NSW and is one of Australia’s fastest growing regions. We are conveniently located between Sydney and Brisbane and cover an area of 3,686 square kilometers. We support a community over 81,000 and are growing by a further 20,000 in coming years.


About our Region

Upon commencement you shall call ‘home’ one of the East Coasts most enviable locations. With a stunning hinterland full of walking trails, waterfalls and wildlife, miles of pristine beaches, a balanced lifestyle with city access and country hospitality, the mid-north coast is the perfect region to discover arts, culture, sport, nature, and delicious food and wine.



If you have any questions with regards to this role please contact Craig Swift-McNair, General Manager on (02) 6581 8111. 


Applying for the Position

Before you apply for the job please read the position description and recruitment selection criteria below.


Position Description - Executive Assistant

Selection Criteria - Executive Assistant 


Please complete the application form below and answer the questions which relate to the essential and desirable criteria within the Selection Criteria, then upload a copy of your resume and cover letter.

You may find it helpful to write your response to the questions in a word document then copy/paste this into the application form once you are ready to submit your application.  


Close Date 

All applications must be submitted no later than Sunday 3 March 2019 11:30pm

Note: Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical, or similar positions for a period of 12 months.

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