The Grey District Council is a progressive organisation serving a community of approximately 13,000 residents with its boundaries encompassing an area of 3513 square kilometres.
The Grey District economy has come a long way since the pioneering days of the 1860s with key industries such as extraction, fishing, manufacturing, agriculture, services and tourism playing major parts.
The vision for Grey District Council is for the district to be progressive and sustainable where people want to live, work, play and invest in.
For more information, visit : www.greydc.govt.nz
Reporting to the CEO, you will lead Community Development encompassing all aspects of community engagement and management of the Westland Recreation Centre, Spring Creek Pool, Library and Museum.
In addition, you will lead the Corporate Planning and Economic Development function, focusing on promotion of district economic development activities, leading strategic planning and plan implementation and the compilation of Council’s LTP, Annual Plan and reporting processes as a hands-on function.
Your Skills and Experience
To succeed in this role, you will need to be a strategic thinker with proven leadership experience. You will be outcome driven with an innovative streak.
A background in community development, excellent communication skills, and exposure to the local government environment are essential to success in this role, as is your ability to motivate and engage with your team and community.
Ideally you will have a relevant tertiary qualification but of equal importance will be your energy and drive to make a positive impact within your community.