Employment & Business Opportunities
There are many employment opportunities on Flinders Island – you just need to know where to look. Local businesses are always seeking qualified employees and, due to ongoing development and business expansion, qualified trades people are in especially high demand. Search the Furneaux Business Directory or contact Council who may be able to assist in matching your skills with local businesses in need. With Flinders’ beef, lamb, wallaby and seafood products growing in popularity, and tourism numbers rising annually, the region is steadily expanding.
Under an hour in travel time from Melbourne, the region provides an ideal base for those wishing to escape the challenges of day-to-day city life, but still want the benefits of a major metropolitan centre to be easily accessible. Flinders Island is already home to writers, consultants and experts in a variety of fields, all working remotely while enjoying the many lifestyle benefits of island living.
If you are entrepreneurial the Furneaux Islands might be just the place for you; the community has always been a haven for innovators and people who have a “can do” attitude. The region is full of opportunities for people who are brave, creative and willing to work hard. Sometimes all it takes is a leap of faith!
Make an appointment now to speak with one of our friendly Flinders Council Officers.
POSITION VACANT: FLINDERS COUNCIL GENERAL MANAGER
The Flinders Municipality includes the communities within the Furneaux Group and the islands of eastern Bass Strait up to the Victorian border, including the Hogan Group and the Kent Group. It is home to 900 residents. Flinders Island, the largest of the Furneaux Group, features over 120 pristine beaches, stunning mountain peaks, rolling countryside and native bushlands with an abundance of wildlife.
The General Manager is responsible to the Mayor and Councillors for the delivery of Council’s strategic plan and its ongoing development. The position calls for a strong leader that connects with all levels of community and government and empowers staff to achieve and exceed expectations.
The applicant will be well versed in Local Government, appreciative of the challenges a small municipality offers and driven by the need to develop unique and sustainable outcomes for Council and the community. Technically all applicants will be well educated and experienced in business management, particularly as it relates to risk and compliance across finance, human resources, economic and community development.
More information and to apply:
For more information about the role access the applicant information pack here or contact Council’s Human Resource Consultant, Kristy Scott on 0419 534 470 or firstname.lastname@example.org