Specialist Advisor - Youth Specialist

Date: 23-Nov-2021

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Tāmaki Makaurau is a young city with a high population of rangatahi who want to shape the future to ensure all young people thrive. Our job is to amplify these voices so that decision-makers understand what is important for rangatahi and can implement actions with real impact.


Auckland Council’s Community & Social Innovation department has an opportunity for a Specialist Advisor to join the team and work with the Youth Empowerment team, supporting this cause. This team plays an important role in ensuring young people’s voices are heard, that they feel a sense of worth and belonging, and have opportunities to thrive.


As a Specialist Advisor, you will be dedicated to creating a Tāmaki Makaurau where all rangatahi can achieve their full potential. You will support local boards, colleagues, and communities with your youth development expertise, political acumen, and strong presentation skills to deliver positive outcomes for rangatahi. You’ll work in ways that honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and partnership with Māori.


Day-to-day you could expect to work on:

  • Advising decision makers, resource holders and those working for positive youth outcomes 
  • Partnering and leading on initiatives that promote equity and address emerging and often complex social challenges (such as the impacts of COVID-19)
  • Community capacity building 
  • Leadership development
  • Facilitation and project management
  • Investment and partnering 


He kōrero mōu: About you


This role requires strong experience in roles, ideally in the youth sector, with developed networks in the targeted population groups’ communities. You need to have experience working with Māori and/or Pasifika young people to achieve positive community outcomes. 


We will be looking for specific experience with:

  • Youth development, youth engagement, youth wellbeing or similar experience of promoting the wellbeing of our targeted population
  • Forming lasting and collaborative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Managing projects and collaborating across diverse communities
  • Facilitation and presentation skills
  • Recording data to create insights and learnings to inform the development of project and funding decisions


You will need to have a high level of flexibility and the ability to attend community events or meetings outside of normal traditional working hours. A driver’s license is required, or other applicable way of traveling across the region is required for this reason. 


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.5 million people. We are committed to environmental action and green growth to achieve our vision of becoming the world’s most liveable city. 


In return for your hard work, you can expect a flexible and supportive work environment. 
Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.


You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts!

Our employer Kiwisaver contribution is additional to base salary offered, and you are entitled to leave immediately rather than after 12 months service.


Tono Mai: Apply Now!
This is a Safety Sensitive role. You must comply to requirements, including stipulations under the Children’s Act 2009.


Applications close: Sunday 05 December 2021

You can find a copy of the position description here: https://bit.ly/3l0gNU0

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.