Job Details - Principal Industry Lead

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497063 CEO Office Permanent Full Time Development Planning & Services, Community Services & Development

The Moreton Bay Region is a diverse area, spanning more than 2000 square kilometres and boasting everything from rural townships to urban centres, coastal villages and thriving business precincts – We've Got It All.

Moreton Bay Regional Council employs more than 1700 staff dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 470,000 residents. With your skills, join council's team and help make a difference to one of South-East Queensland's fastest growing urban areas.  

About the Opportunity:

Be a part of the new direction for economic development of the Moreton Bay Region and drive a Bigger, Bolder, Brighter future for the local residents over the next 20 years. As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing, Moreton Bay Region boasts a regional economy of $17 billion with our strategy set to grow this to $40 billion by 2041, with 16,000 new businesses and 100,000 new jobs.

Our Principal Industry Leads will support in the the delivery of Council’s economic development priorities with a specific industry (lead) focus as outlined in the Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS). With three opportunities available, we are looking for professionals who specialise in or have the appetite to immerse themselves in either Advanced Manufacturing, Food and Agriculture or Tourism Sports and Major Events industries.

As one of our Principal Industry Leads, you’ll manage the delivery of specified strategic and complex projects that support delivery of REDS industry advancement. Leveraging your highly refined communication skills, you’ll develop and foster effective, consultative and collaborative working relationships and networks with key stakeholders across the public and private sectors, on matters related to industry advancement/economic development of the region.

Additionally, your accountability will include:

  • Leading industry development for the region, focusing on one or more of the REDS’ pathways and/or priority industries and research and develop strategies and position papers (internally/externally) to guide economic development activities and programs.
  • Leading or participating in a wide range of industry/business development and trade-related events and activities to showcase the Moreton Bay region’s economy and/or further the priority industries outlined in the REDS.

About you:

Ideally specialising in either Advanced Manufacturing, Food and Agriculture or Tourism Sports and Major Events industries, you’ll apply your demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain productive relationships with industry groups across a range of sectors. You’ll have a well-developed ability to liaise and consult with a range of stakeholders on various levels and you know your audiences -  with the ability to disseminate complex written material to ensure our messages are clear.

In addition, you will bring:

  • Demonstrated experience in identifying, researching and developing major economic development strategies and projects.
  • Experience in the management and implementation of project plans to facilitate economic development for the region.
  • Demonstrated skills in collection, analysis and management of data to inform regional economic development activities. 
  • Recognised tertiary qualifications relevant to the role and/or extensive relative experience in a similar role or environment.

Availability to undertake occasional work outside business hours and travel outside the Moreton Bay region (throughout Queensland and interstate) as required


Term: Permanent Full Time

Award/Level: Qld Local Government Industry Award Stream A - Level 7 of the Moreton Bay Regional Council EBA4 Certified Agreement

Location: Strathpine

Package: $98,172 salary pa, plus 9 day fortnight, and up to 12% superannuation, leave loading, 72.5 hour fortnight & 4 weeks annual leave

Work Location

Please note that whilst the current work location for this position is specified above, staff may be required to transfer to any of council's work locations with notice. Council currently has administration offices located at Caboolture, Strathpine and Redcliffe as well as depots, libraries and a range of other facilities located throughout the region.

How To Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload a copy of your current resume and a cover letter (maximum 1 page).

Role Description

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Further Information

We will be hosting an informative webinar on Thursday 22nd October 2020, to register your interest visit:

To review our Draft Regional Economic Development Strategy visit: 

To obtain further details please contact council's Careers team at 

Applications close 10 NOVEMBER 2020

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