Demographic Advisory Panel Members

Date: 25-Jan-2023

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity
Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland is one of the most diverse cities in the world and with this comes both challenges and opportunities for local government. Auckland Council understands that engaging with Aucklanders spanning generations, cultures and ethnicities and involving them in decision-making is vital to the success of the region at every level.  


We are now offering a rare opportunity for passionate and motivated Aucklanders to play a key role in influencing council policies, plans and initiatives as a member of an Auckland Council Advisory Panel.


We are now recruiting for the following panels:


  • Disability Advisory Panel
  • Ethnic Communities Advisory Panel
  • Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel
  • Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel
  • Seniors Advisory Panel
  • Youth Advisory Panel


 He kōrero mōu: About you
You will have lived experience and sound understanding of a diverse Auckland community or communities relevant to the panel being applied for. You will have the ability to think strategically and critically.


Previous experience with interpreting policy, project plans and strategies is preferred but not essential. You will have the confidence to talk with a range of stakeholders and contribute to group discussions.  An understanding of Te Tiriti O Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi is also important.


You will have the passion to commit to a three – year term (March 2023 – September 2025) and have capacity to make it to the scheduled panel meetings and workshops (week day and/or evenings). 


For information on the Demographic Advisory Panels Members terms of reference please click here

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
Panel members are paid meeting fees and reimbursed for travel expenses as per the Auckland Council Expenses Policy for Appointed Members.

Each of the above panels will meet up to 10 times per year. Panel members may also be invited to attend additional meetings or to get involved other activities relevant to the panel’s work. Each meeting is approximately 2 to 3 hours in duration and panel members are likely to spend on average 10 - 15 hours per month on panel activity.


Please note that the questions in the online application form are standard recruitment questions for Auckland Council and may not all be relevant to the advisory panel role. In particular, the questions on salary expectations and notice period can be answered with 'not applicable'. 

If you feel you meet the criteria and are able to offer your views on a broad range of issues relevant to your community, we'd like to hear from you.  
Should you require assistance, please contact us on 027 207 5071 or by email:


Applications close Monday, 13th February 2023

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.