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Community Lease Specialist

Date: 11-Jan-2019

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Help Auckland Council use our facilities to their full potential
  • Engage with stakeholders across Council, local boards and in the community
  • Join a team committed to collaboration and continuous improvement

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

As a Community Lease Specialist, you will be making a vital contribution to our region by ensuring our facilities are kept in good condition and utilised to their full potential. Responsible for managing leases of our buildings and land, you will help us ensure our policies benefit the community while upholding both the Council’s and the local boards’ plans and strategic outcomes. Your main responsibilities will include processing applications for community occupancy on Auckland Council land and buildings, managing relationships with the tenants and other key stakeholders as well as making recommendations and reporting to the local boards for approval on new and existing leases, variations, assignment of leases, termination and surrender of leases. Alongside drafting and preparing community lease documents, you will also be managing existing leases in a pro-active way to ensure all responsibilities and community outcomes are being met while also completing and maintaining an accurate and consistent work programme and local board work plan.

He kōrero mōu: About you

With an analytical mind and impeccable communication skills, you will have previous experience in property management, contract management, law, community engagement or community policy development. Ideally, you will have some exposure to working in or with local government, and you will have a good understanding of local government legislation and the Reserves Act.

You will be a natural at building relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and be skilled in negotiating your way through complex or political environments. As a committed problem solver and will have a knack for thinking strategically. You will be comfortable using Microsoft Office while any experience with SAP will be well regarded. This role is based in the CBD, but requires travel to other parts of the region, so it’s also important that you hold a New Zealand driver’s license.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

This role will give you great exposure to working closely with local politicians and boards to develop sound community policies. We can offer upskilling and training in areas such as policy development, political report writing and more. As an Auckland Council employee, you will be entitled to a range of benefits and partnership discounts.

Our friendly and collaborative team are committed to making a positive contribution to Auckland’s community, and we would love for you to join us. Apply today (telling us why you are interested in and right for this opportunity) by cover letter along with your CV. If you are an internal candidate (not a temp or contractor), please apply via Tupu.

Applications close Thursday, 31 January 2019.

You will be required to have a valid NZ driver's licence due to the nature of the position where you will be required to regularly travel to various Community Facility sites across the Auckland region.

This role is deemed safety sensitive and, in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug & alcohol testing.

Auckland 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.