Head of Library & Cultural Services

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Gail Bowman, Chief of Community Services
Contact Number
(08) 9411 3500
City of Cockburn, WA


Head of Library & Cultural Services

About the Organisation

The City of Cockburn recently embarked on an organisational transformation journey, with the purpose to elevate the City’s current good standing in delivering outstanding service to the Cockburn community in a more progressive and contemporary delivery model, to achieve our vision of “Cockburn, the best place to be”

  • 5 Year Fixed Term Contract
  • Generous superannuation (up to 14.5%)
  • Generous professional development opportunities
  • Free Cockburn ARC membership and Wellness programs 

The Position

The City has an opportunity for a Head of Library & Cultural Services to provide collaborative and strategic leadership to the Library and Cultural Services team.

Reporting to the Chief of Community Services you will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team contributing to the needs of the community and the City’s goals, vision and purpose.

You will provide strategic leadership and management in all aspects of library and cultural services through your leadership of a multi-disciplinary team encompassing the City’s three libraries, community events, arts and culture and local heritage.

About You

You will have experience at a similar senior management level with the ability to lead, motivate, engage and communicate effectively to work with staff and the community.  You will provide inspirational and strategic leadership to the organisation with the proven capability to develop, motivate and empower your teams and foster a strong and inclusive culture.   

As an experienced, innovative leader you will have outstanding interpersonal, engagement and analytical skills which compliment your ability to translate strategy

Salary: An attractive salary package is on offer depending on experience and qualifications.

Further information contact: Gail Bowman, Chief of Community Services on (08) 9411 3500.

To apply: Please read the attached position description and selection criteria for a full understanding of the role before applying.

Then, please prepare a detailed cover letter addressing how your experience, skills and behaviours make you a suitable candidate, and attach a current resume.

Online applications must be made via the City’s employment webpage at www.cockburn.wa.gov.au/employment  and clicking the ‘Apply for Job’ button.

Close Date: Monday, 2 August 2021 at 5pm.

Emailed or late applications will not be accepted.

The City of Cockburn reserves the right to commence recruitment prior to this date.

Applicants are required to demonstrate a commitment to the City of Cockburn values of Safety, Customer Service, Excellence, Accountability and Sustainability.

Attachments: Position Description - Head of Library and Cultural Services.pdf