Manager Animal Services
Hutt City Council
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
4d ago

About Us

At Hutt City Council our vision is to build a connected, resilient and inclusive city where all of our people thrive - Kia noho mai tēnei tāone hei pou herenga waka, hei pou herenga kaupapa, hei wāhi whai hua ki hōna iwi.

Our council has set out a bold and ambitious plan for us to achieve. We are facing some new and exciting challenges and this offers our staff unique opportunities to create innovative positive changes with our communities.

We are reshaping our organisation to enable increased responsiveness to the needs and expectations of our communities, to be flexible in our approach, to meet future demands, to grow our capability, and to create an inclusive and progressive work environment for our staff.

About the Role

Animal Services plays an important role in our community, ensuring that appropriate interventions and dog control activities are in line with our policies.

This is a front facing leadership role where you will be tasked with the management of the animal services teams in Lower Hutt and Wellington and from time to time represent the Hutt City Council when called on to speak to media.

You will also be the go to person for customers and work with your team to enhance the customer experience.

We have a passionate team of animal services people who you will be leading. This is a team you can work closely with to foster a great team spirit.

You will be able to draw on the strengths of others to lead and empower a culture of continuous improvement and problem solving.

As leader you will be responsible for budgets, hold the service to a high standard in accordance with Council business plans, and performance targets.

You will also be responsible for the operation of animal services activities, and will ensure that the activities are aligned with the strategic direction of the Council.

About You

This role will draw on your ability to inspire people to be their best along with your good understanding of court procedures and the legal system.

It is important that you possess excellent communication skills and be skilled at organising and managing resources.

We will value you for the following attributes :

  • The ability to communicate at all levels
  • Proven customer skills
  • Skills in policy development and the ability to translate the into actionable steps
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Stakeholder engagement experience
  • Apply Now

    A career with Hutt City Council offers you the satisfaction of contributing to your community, while working with likeminded people.

    Here at Hutt City Council, we're committed to providing opportunities for growth and development, while supporting a healthy work-life balance.

    If this sounds like the perfect fit, we'd love to hear from you.

    Join us and contribute to the way we live and work in our city

    For more detail on this opportunity please see the full job description.

    Applications close Sunday 1 August 2021

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