Townsville City Council


  • 1700 STAFF, 190000 RESIDENTS

Townsville is the capital of Northern Australia, and Townsville City Council is the largest regional council in Queensland, employing approximately 1700 staff to service some 190000 residents.

The council is undergoing a program of transformational change, to ensure it continues to be best positioned to effectively deliver key services.

As part of that change program, a number of new positions have been created at Townsville City Council, spanning a range of business units. TP Human Capital is managing the search for suitable people on behalf of Townsville City Council, and we would be very interested to hear from candidates interested in the following permanent opportunities (or other potential roles). Click on the this link for the online job advertisements, and a portal for application:

City Economist and Investment Principal

11 August 2017

Team Manager Development Ops (IT)

11 August 2017

Team Manager Fleet Services

08 August 2017

Manager Water and Wastewater

03 August 2017

Team Manager Mechanical and Electrical

28 July 2017

Chief Procurement Officer

15 July 2017

Townsville City Council has undertaken a strategic review and designed a new structure that is fit for purpose, resulting in a whole of organisation transformational change. Residents and the community are at the heart of all the Council does as it strives to facilitate sustainable economic development for the region, enhance quality of life for residents, and identify and unlock the potential of the City; Reshaping how to deliver services to maximise value.

With the transformation to a customer-centric business model, and implementation of a holistic program of change across council, the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) will drive value add through strategic sourcing, stakeholder collaboration,  supplier partnerships and management, and process streamlining to deliver effective services.

The focus of this role is to lead the procurement system and strategy, cost control, efficiency and best practice procurement approaches across the Council and leverage Council purchasing opportunities. The CPO will have the management and executive oversight of a centre-led procurement; driving innovative policy and approaches in sourcing strategy, category management function and evaluation of procurement partnerships.

The successful candidate will have experience in successfully reviewing, developing and implementing a change program in a large, diverse organisation with excellent stakeholder engagement, negotiation and leadership skills.

This role reports to the Chief Financial Officer within the Business Services division.

Applications close 29 July 2017.

Position Description :

For confidential discussions please contact Clayton Cook at TP Human Capital on 07 4772 3800.   

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Reporting to the CFO and leading the Finance section encompassing the following key service areas:

  • Financial reporting and Budget
  • Asset Accounting
  • Finance Business Partners
  • Billing and Receivables
  • Remuneration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Insurance

Ensuring the Finance Services team effect the provision of high level business analysis, budgeting, reporting and measurement to support the Council.

For confidential discussions please contact Clayton Cook at TP Human Capital on

07 4772 3800. Applications close 14 July.

Internal Investigators : 2 roles : Click here to Submit your application

June 2017

These are Two NEW positions which will ensure investigations into Council-related matters, including complaints received both externally and internally, are dealt with in an effective and timely manner.  In addition to detailed investigation, the work will include receipt and assessment of complaints and preparation of reports encompassing but not limited to the following key areas:

  • Work-practices
  • Serious Misconduct
  • Corrupt Conduct
  • Workplace Harassment
  • Serious Work Health and Safety Incidents
  • Complex Workers Compensation claims
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Workplace Discrimination

Both roles will require experience at Senior levels:

  • Demonstrated expertise in complaint handling processes and of ethical and professional practice standards with the ability to operate effectively with a high degree of autonomy in a high volume, sensitive and complex work environment.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the interpretation, application and provision of advice of legislation, standards, policies and procedures as they relate to the assessment, management and investigation of complaints.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including ability to prepare reports and briefing notes for the Chief Executive or senior officers on complex and sensitive issues.

1. Investigator – Legal / Criminal experience focus

  • Demonstrated expertise in the interpretation, application and provision of advice of legislation, standards, policies and procedures as they relate to the assessment, management and investigation of complaints.
  • Demonstrated significant experience (minimum 5 years) in the management, coordination and conduct of complex investigations including a working knowledge of laws of evidence and procedures for the gathering of evidence.
  • Conduct detailed investigations into matters, including the collection of admissible evidence and the preparation of detailed reports recommending action in response to substantiated breaches of process, ethical standards, the Council’s Code of Conduct and legislative obligations
  • Qualifications and significant experience practicing in the fields of law, criminal/legal investigations or investigative interviewing.

2. Investigator – Forensic Accounting / Business focus

  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience in financial management, internal auditing and business systems to effectively research and  obtain necessary evidence during investigative processes.
  • Qualifications and significant experience practicing in forensic accounting.

For further confidential discussions please contact Clayton Cook at TP Human Capital on 07 4772 3800 or Email. Applications close 2 June.

Click here to download .pdf Job Advertisement

Click here to submit your Application


Townsville and Townsville City Council information

You can also find out more about the Townsville City Council at the council’s website: note that direct applications are not being accepted.

If you would like to read more on the change process, you can access the Nous Consulting report here.

Life in Townville

Townsville itself is a thriving city with access to a variety of world class education facilities, townsville-beachquality health care, affordable housing, unique retailing, spectacular events and entertainment, a great restaurant & coffee scene, an international airport with excellent connections to Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne, and a wide range of outdoor recreation options. It’s a brilliant spot to raise a family. And with over 300 days of sunshine each year, Townsville’s lifestyle is second to none.

Townsville Enterprise web site :
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A seachange doesn’t mean your career has to be mothballed. These are mid-level Management roles that integrate managerial, operational, and strategic responsibilities, working with what anyone would consider a large and complex business, but dovetail with a move to a place that would usually be limited to your holiday destination. You get to have your cake and eat it too: maintaining your career trajectory & momentum, but also getting to live a fantastic, relaxed, tropical lifestyle.

TP Human Capital are 100% based and owned in Townsville, and are the city’s largest and best known HR firm. Who better to speak to about jobs in NQ than the NQ specialists.


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