A genuine opportunity to support the local economy and community Be part of securing the future and preparing for successful economic transition  Make a positive contribution to the future generations of the Muswellbrook Shire About us Muswellbrook Shire Council supports its community of 17,000 residents with infrastructure, cultural, recreational, education and community facilities and services. The Shire is centrally located in the Upper Hunter Valley, approximately 130km north-west of Newcastle. For almost 150 years, coal mining in the Shire has been as a key local industry and employer. Coal mining together with thermal coal power generation accounts for a significant proportion of the Shire’s employment. In 2014, Council established the Future Fund to secure the economic future of the Shire and its Council and to assist in the process of economic diversification and transition. Objectives of the Future Fund include supporting local industry and the facilitation of new and emerging industries, and to help secure ongoing job opportunities for local workers. Muswellbrook Shire Council has established a Future Fund Committee under the NSW Local Government Act 1993. The Future Fund Committee reviews the budget and assets of the Future Fund to ensure that the objectives of the Fund are met. The Committee acts as an advisory body to Council and senior management on issues relating to acquisition, development, demolition or disposal of the Fund’s assets. The Committee provides an annual report to Council on the performance of the Future Fund. The Committee consists of three external members (one of whom is the Chairperson). The committee meets at least six times per year. Appointments will be for a term of five years. Muswellbrook Shire Council is currently seeking suitably skilled and experienced individuals for appointment as independent external members of Council’s Future Fund Committee. About you: To be considered for these important governance roles, your expression of interest must clearly demonstrate how your skills, qualifications and experience align with one of the following criteria: • Strategic or development assessment planning; • Accounting, finance or economics; • The law; • Property or real estate management. Please forward your expressions of interest in the form of a cover letter and CV addressing the listed criteria, marked “Confidential” to Matthew Lysaught, Muswellbrook Shire Council, PO Box 122 Muswellbrook NSW 2333 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5.00pm on Friday, 17 July, 2021.

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