Auckland City, 1010Key lead role in an influential research unitEnsure Auckland's decision makers have sound evidence to support decision makingLeave your legacy on AucklandHe angitūtanga : The opportunityAuckland is a fast growing, dynamic and diverse region.
Auckland Council makes decisions affecting Auckland’s people, economy, infrastructure and environment. Evidence informed decision making is key to ensuring the right calls are made.
RIMU is Auckland Council’s internal Research and Evaluation Unit. It undertakes research, evaluation and monitoring functions across environmental, social, economic and cultural domains.
Research utility is key at RIMU; understanding Auckland and turning data, insights and experience into actionable knowledge is a priority.
This means working closely with stakeholders to identify needs and delivering timely insights into decisions, projects and plans.
We have an exciting permanent opportunity for an outstanding people leader to lead one of the teams in RIMU. The Manager -
Land Use Research and Infrastructure leads a small team in a manner that ensures the effective delivery of a varied and complex workload.
The team’s work programme is incredibly diverse. In the last year they’ve delivered policy relevant research on topics including sea level rise, heat vulnerability, housing, and a range of government programmes including the National Policy Statement on Urban Development.
See Knowldge Auckland for a repository of research, information, analysis and data published by this team and other RIMU teams about Auckland's communities, economy and environment.
If leading and managing a team who produce interesting, insightful and usable knowledge for a range of stakeholders is what you’re after, including the opportunity to contribute to research outcomes, this role is for you.
He kōrero mōu : About youWe welcome applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. You must have a post-graduate research background, coupled with an understanding of different research methods and analysis techniques.
Your career history may span working for central or local government bodies, research institutions, or you may have been a consultant for such organisations.
Experience in researching land and urban systems would be an advantage.You may already be a people leader or if you are currently in a role demonstrating leadership capability, this could be the step up that you are looking for.
A genuine passion and interest in research are crucial for this role. The team are specialists in their given fields exploring the leading edge of urban issues.
The manager must encourage and contribute to a culture of curiosity, debate, open-mindedness and critical thinking, all the while keeping a focus on utility.
The ability to build productive, collaborative relationships across the organisation and beyond, and to provide timely evidence-
based advice is key. You will understand the use and importance of research methods and design, be able to communicate complex information to a range of audiences with ease, and support the team to deliver their work programme and their own personal and professional goals.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou : What we offerWe can offer you the rare opportunity to work on issues that really make a difference to the people of Auckland within a division that aspires to be recognised as a centre of excellence in the provision of strategic evidence-
based advice.You will enjoy developing and coaching a small team that will be at the heart of some of Auckland’s most important current and future decisions.
If you think you have the requisite experience and skills to lead this new team, we encourage you to request a copy of the position description from Shar Mahon on +64-
27-769-1880 or shar.mahon aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Please do include a cover letter in your application conveying why you are interested in this opportunity and the relevant skills you have to offer.
Applications close Sunday 6 October 2019Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.
If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.