The role

See more about the role below, including the responsibilities and skills we are looking for.

Team Leader - Major Event Planning and Administration

Whangarei, New Zealand

Reference: 6344621

About the role

We are looking for a highly organized, friendly, superstar planner who is driven to deliver events that delight and engage our community! If you are a list maker, note taker, I-dotter and T crosser, do read on!

As our Team Leader - Major Events (Planning and Administration), you will be excited by the challenge of providing overarching management of our major event's portfolio, ensuring that various project plans merge seamlessly to avoid pressure points with resources and staffing. Your role will be well supported by a hardworking and closely knit team who take real pride in delivering a professional service to our community!

This role will be well suited to a strong collaborator who enjoys variety, a quick paced environment, and the challenge of working various channels through to big picture delivery.

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • A Level 4 Certificate in relevant financial administration, or relevant experience.
  • Leadership experience
  • Significant experience in the events industry
  • Project management qualification and/or comparable experience

Alongside previous experience in:

  • Systems improvements
  • Mentoring and coaching direct reports
  • Operational support
  • Co-ordinating presentation of event bids

What we can offer

Here at Whangarei District Council, we take genuine pride in having one of New Zealand's most welcoming and supportive work environments, with the awards to prove it. Our organisation won the 2021 NZ HR Award for Organisational Change and Development, the Taituara Award for Excellence in Organisation and People Development, and we were a 2021 Diversity Awards NZ™ finalist. We continually strive to provide the best working environment for our people.

Part of this satisfaction comes from knowing we make a difference with the work we do. Our organisation is small enough for independent work to be valued, and big enough to make an impact within our community.

We also proudly offer additional ‘on the job' benefits in the form of:

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance (2 x base salary)
  • Supported learning and development opportunities

With a stunning natural environment, great schools, and short commutes, working with us here at Whangarei District Council will be the positive change you have been looking for!

Ready to apply?

If you are ready to contribute your unique skills to making a difference in the community we serve, to be challenged as a professional and to spend more time doing what you love, Apply Now! To complete your application online visit us at; or alternatively click the apply now button below.

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

Applications Close: 07 Jun 2023

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