Senior Advisor Community and Recreation
Waimakariri District Council
Rangiora, NZ
6d ago
  • Are you an inquisitive, solution & people-focused leader?
  • Do you have experience in managing projects and programs of work?
  • D o you seek the challenges of dealing with a wide variety of community and public space matters?
  • Waimakariri District is one of the fastest-growing Districts in New Zealand and the third-largest, by population, in the South Island.

    This brings with it abundant challenges across a diverse range of areas. We promise to be professional, approachable and solutions-focused when providing for our community.

    The Waimakariri District Council are looking for a new Senior Advisor in our Greenspace team with the ability to work effectively across a wide range of issues and enable a customer-focused environment.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and skilled professional with a background in community engagement, public space planning / strategy implementation and creation, to join a progressive and customer-focused Council.

    We currently have some exciting projects underway within the regeneration of the former residential red-zone areas of the Waimakariri District as well as our ongoing program of works across Greenspace and the wider Community and Recreation Group .

    The successful applicant will be a motivated individual to work with internal and external stakeholders. In this technical leadership role, you will offer high-quality expertise across projects and programs of work for our community space network.

    As well as input into the growth strategy for the District, lead by example through the delivery of customer-focused service, and manage key stakeholder relationships.

    To be successful in this position you will need to have a solutions-focused attitude with the ability to work with various stakeholders with conflicting interests.

    An understanding of managing engagement processes, the recreation sector, strategy development and program management would also be an advantage.

    Applicants will be highly motivated team players who are well organised and committed to providing excellent service and quality results.

    In recognition of this, a very competitive salary is offered. This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and skilled professional.

    The Council offers a challenging work environment where you really make a difference.

    Only 20 minutes north of Christchurch, Waimakariri District offers small town and rural lifestyles with a range of outdoor recreation activities on your doorstep but with the advantages of a big city nearby.

    Whatever your choice of living environment it is readily available and affordable.

    For any further information on this position, please contact Grant MacLeod , Greenspace Manager , on 0800 965 468 or email : grant.macleod wmk.govt.nz

    The Council is an equal opportunity employer.

    Applications close Sunday, 24 October 2021

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