Business Manager - Planning Guidance
Hamilton City Council
5h ago

Business Manager - Planning Guidance

Location : Hamilton City

Employment Type : Permanent

Applications Close : 02 September 2022


We are an organisation with a clear purpose - to improve the wellbeing of Hamiltonians. We need players on our team who think differently, act with integrity and work together to deliver world-class outcomes for our diverse community.


Reporting to the Planning Guidance Unit Manager, this role is an integral part of the Leadership Team. You will be responsible for offering advice and support across a range of functions across the unit.

What does this role look like in practice?

Take a look at the full Position Description by clicking here but below is a flavour of what you will be doing :

  • Lead all business functions within the Planning Guidance Unit.
  • Provide outstanding leadership to our Business Support team and ensure delivery of business support services.
  • Oversee delivery of the business service level agreement / performance metrics.
  • Establish and implement learning and development initiatives in partnership with the OD Team.
  • Lead and manage all monitoring, audit and compliance requirements including statutory and organisational KPI's.
  • Work alongside the Unit Manager to oversee budget and Long Term Plan (LTP) inputs.
  • Work closely with the Unit Manager and Team Leads to provide timely responses to complex political and public enquiries.

    We are looking for a big thinker; someone with high emotional intelligence who is decisive and agile in times of change.

    The key technical skills and experience we are looking for are :

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in business management, public management or other related qualification.
  • 7+ years' experience including experience with significant responsibility for business systems.
  • Working knowledge of business improvement and quality systems.
  • Experience working with budgets, and financial / business reporting.
  • Proven leadership skill and highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Project management skills, including the ability to drive multiple end-to-end projects simultaneously.
  • Refined written communication and oral presentation skills.

    Here are just some of our amazing benefits for permanent staff :

  • Flexible working : We believe in providing all employees choices on how, when and where they complete their work, right from day one.
  • Wellbeing day : an extra day off to focus on what is important to you.
  • Community day : a chance for you to spend a day supporting a cause that matters to you.
  • Medical Insurance : Discounted health insurance through Southern Cross, for that extra peace of mind.
  • Staff Purchasing privileges : a huge range of discounts from local providers including barbers, dentists, bars and cafes.
  • Why Relocate to Hamilton for this role?

    Situated on the banks of the Waikato River, Hamilton is a metropolitan city with a vibrant combination of fine dining and cafes, offering something for everyone.

    Hamilton is one of the country's fastest growing cities, and is the gateway to the Central North Island, with easy access to Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua or the skifields in the Central Plateau.

    We have all the benefits of living in a city without some of the big city issues.

    We are a fast growing city, where all our suburbs are within close proximity to the central city. Now is the perfect time to make the move and see why so many people and businesses are making Hamilton home.

    Hamilton City Council will consider providing support to candidates who are looking at relocating to Hamilton for this role.

    This isyour chance to be part of an organisation that is committed to building a morevibrant, attractive and prosperous city.

    If this role sounds like it’s for you,we would love to hear from you. Make it happen and apply online today!

    All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application via email. Short-listed candidates may be required to complete an interview process, reference checks, pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol assessments, credit check and a Ministry of Justice or Police vetting check.

    Hamilton City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

    Please note this role is being sourced directly and we are not accepting applications via external recruitment agencies.

    Due to border restrictions, only people who are already eligible to live and work in New Zealand should apply. Evidence will be required.

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