Governance Advisor

Date: 22-Jan-2023

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Reporting to the Team Leader of Governance Advisors, you will be part of the Democracy and Engagement Department.


The Governance Advisor team underpins effective democratic decision-making of Auckland Council by being specialists in democratic processes, legislative requirements and take a strategic overview of priorities and key objectives within individual portfolios. 


The team also works closely with the Advisory Panels and the Principal Advisor Panels.  These roles will have a focus on the Advisory Panels.


  • Producing meeting documentation for stakeholders and the public to ensure information is available within required timeframes
  • Advising elected appointed members, staff on meeting processes, key priorities, and legislative requirements
  • Specialists point of contact for stakeholders across the council group and the public
  • Forming collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Assisting the Principal Advisor Panels with cross-panel work


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He kōrero mōu: About you


  • Confident and can work with elected and appointed representatives, senior management and representatives from Tamaki Makaurau’s diverse communities
  • Have a strong desire to help Aucklanders shape their city
  • is a strong team player who has well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Thinks on their feet while maintaining political acumen and awareness
  • Able to juggle a large workload while exhibiting professionalism and diplomacy
  • Ability to work under pressure, accurately and successfully on several tasks simultaneously and prioritise tasks accordingly
  • Strong results and a delivery focus
  • Experience with the Infocouncil system which is an essential part of this role
  • Able to work flexible hours – our advisory panels meet mostly early evenings
  • NZ Restricted drivers licence, as some driving will be required


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


Being part of Auckland Council's Democracy and Engagement Department will be great for your future career.


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!


Applications close Monday, 6th 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.