Elected Members Relationship Partner – South
Auckland Transport
Auckland, NZ
2d ago
source : Maori Pacific Jobs

Job Description

Public transport is transforming Auckland and Auckland Transport (AT) is leading this change.

  • AT is committed to delivering transport options that allow people to get where they want to go, when they want to go there;
  • and helping to make Tāmaki Makaurau a more vibrant and accessible city. To do this, we communicate and engage with a wide variety of people to promote the vision of making Auckland a more liveable city.

    AT now has an exciting opportunity in our South Hub for an Elected Member Relationship Partner to work with the politicians who Aucklanders elect to govern our city .

    You will be a natural at making connections, influencing politicians, and pulling apart bureaucratic blockages to forge innovative solutions.

    You will play a significant role in improving AT’s responsiveness on local issues, cutting red tape and helping achieve valuable transport outcomes for local communities and the wider Auckland region.

    To be considered for this role you will have the following :

  • Ideally ten years’ experience working in a political environment or highly complex organisation
  • A comprehensive and practical understanding of issues affecting people living in South Auckland
  • Be culturally aware and responsive
  • Substantial experience in relationship management
  • A desire to see transport deliver changes for Aucklanders
  • Strong negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Ability to broker solutions both within and outside a complex organisation
  • A sound understanding of local government, including potential issues
  • Confidence speaking in public with large, diverse groups of people in impromptu situations
  • Ability to manage and resolve situations in a politically sensitive environment
  • Proven ability to produce thoroughly researched, comprehensive and well-written reports
  • You will be regarded as a person of integrity, with a strong sense of what is the right thing to do, as well as being resilient, diplomatic and having a good sense of humour.

    We operate in a fast-moving environment with demanding people, so you will be highly organised, capable of performing effectively under pressure, the ability to manage and resolve situations in a politically sensitive environment and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    As this role requires you to attend Local Board meetings, it is essential that you are available after normal business hours several times each month, as these meeting are generally held in the evenings.

    Applicants must also hold a full clean New Zealand driver’s licence.

    At AT we embrace inclusion and fully support building a diverse workplace, to support this our hybrid working Initiative empowers our people to work flexibly in ways that work for them, our customers, and AT.

    All hybrid options are designed collaboratively with individual and teams needs in mind, we aim to collaborate intentionally and create protected mind-space to be creative, we invite you to talk to us early in the process about how hybrid working might work for you.

    AT is also committed to creating a diverse, inclusive workplace where people belong, we feel safe, respected, valued and supported, regardless of our differences.

    Our values are also woven into all we do at AT :

  • Manaakitanga We care full-stop
  • Tiakitanga Safe with us
  • Whanaungatanga We connect
  • Auahatanga Better, bolder, together
  • If you meet the above criteria, are genuinely motivated to promote AT’s vision of providing Auckland with effective, efficient and sustainable transport options Apply today!

    Due to the nature of this role, professional qualification checks will be conducted as part of your pre-employment assessment.

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