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Community Development Adviser

Whangarei

Reference: 3978749

Are you our new Community Development Adviser? Do you have a passion for our local communities? This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference for communities across the district. Reporting to the ‘Manager - Community Development', this newly established role will be responsible for ensuring Whangarei District Council effectively supports a wide range of community activity. The successful candidate will facilitate positive community outcomes by supporting and building capability within the community and providing a pivotal point of contact for communities across Council.

Desired attributes include:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Tikanga Maori and Te Reo Maori
  • Excellent facilitation skills coupled with fluency in Maori customs and protocols
  • The ability to identify and work with community groups towards objectives that align with WDC Community Outcomes
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills
  • An approachable manner, resilient nature and positive outlook
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing projects
  • A good understanding of community and voluntary sectors

This is a challenging and rewarding role with plenty of opportunities to be creative and innovative.

Our employment package includes a competitive salary, along with other benefits such as flexible working arrangements and excellent support for ongoing learning.

Whangarei is a district on the rise. It is Northland's only city and largest commercial centre. Nestled between the forest clad hills at the heart of the beautiful Whangarei Harbour, nowhere in the district is more than 40 kilometres away from our spectacular coastline and commuting to WDC's CBD location is a breeze.

At Whangarei District Council we take our reputation as a lifestyle destination seriously and consider a range of flexible working and work/life balance options for those that want to work in a professional and progressive environment while still having the time to take advantage of everything our district offers. We provide a competitive salary, a supportive learning environment and the opportunity to work with a team initiating, building and operating innovative and challenging projects.

With median house prices currently at around $500,000, reputable schools, an outstanding natural environment and great, constantly developing facilities, there's a lot that'll make you 'Love it Here!'

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact People & Capability team on: (09) 430 4200 or 0800 932 463.


Applications Close: 01 Mar 2018



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