Democracy Advisor

Date: 11-Oct-2021

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Local boards are a key part of the Auckland Council governance structure, and they play a significant role across communities with a focus on arts and culture, community services, parks and recreation, economic development, the environment, infrastructure, and place shaping activities.  The Local Board Services Department provides dedicated support to Local Boards.


As a Democracy Advisor, you will become the boards governance expert supporting and advising the Waitematā Local Board and its members in democratic processes.  You will provide support in business meetings and workshops by advising on correct procedures and legislative time frames and lead the co-ordination and response to official information requests of the local board.  


You will be responsible for creating agendas, taking minutes, writing brief reports and managing all the resolutions from the public meetings.  The role requires exceptional organisational skills, ability to deliver against statutory deadlines, political acumen and analysis and understanding of the wide-ranging content of the local board’s work programme, covering the spectrum of Auckland Council activities.


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He kōrero mōu: About you

You will be self-motivated with a high degree of initiative and the ability to balance competing demands.  You will have excellent process and planning skills with attention to detail, as well have political acumen, diplomacy, and good judgment.  Along with these skills you will also need to have excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office.  You are confident when it comes to communicating and collaborating with a wide range of people.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer 

An amazing insight into all aspects of Council operations in the local community and will enable you to extend your knowledge of democracy in action.  This is a permanent full-time role with some flexibility in terms of council’s flexible working policy.  This is your opportunity to be part of a supportive team assist Auckland Council to achieve our vision for Auckland to be a world-class city!


Please note: The role may include some travel within the region and will involve some evening work to support scheduled meetings monthly. For more information on the Waitematā Local Board, please visit link


Applications close: Wednesday 20 October 2021

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.