Chief of Staff (Office of the Mayor)

Date: 20-Nov-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Auckland Council’s Mayoral Office has an opportunity for the Chief of Staff. This role will report directly to the Mayor. 


Supporting the development and delivery of the Mayor’s priorities, the role is dynamic and no day will be the same. The Chief of Staff is instrumental to ensuring the Mayoral office develops and implements effective strategies to identify and address any political, media or cross Council group issues on behalf of the Mayor.


You will lead the Mayoral Office through the provision of strategic leadership, professional advisory, strong relationship management, and proactive issues management, enabling Mayoral priorities and business objectives to be successfully achieved.


He kōrero mōu: About you


This role requires strong knowledge in government and public services. You will likely have experience in senior leadership roles from within complex organisations.


We will be looking for specific experience with the key role requirements:

  • Significant experience working in large, highly complex environments with a strong knowledge of local government 
  • A high level of political and policy acumen 
  • Strong negotiation skills across complex issues and with multiple parties
  • A tertiary qualification in an appropriate discipline 
  • Proven ability to develop strong and trusted relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to build and lead a team to success


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 progressive socially, culturally and environmentally while we work towards creating change having an impact on our journey to becoming a world-class city for our ratepayers and residents.


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


Tono Mai: Apply Now!


Applications close: 04.12.22

You can find the position description here:


This role is a Band M

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.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.