Lead Climate Resilience Advisor

Date: 13-Oct-2021

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council




  • Lead Auckland’s strategic direction on climate change adaptation and resilience
  • Be part of a dynamic team that delivers smarter sustainability outcomes for the region
  • Great exposure and growth



He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Auckland Council’s Chief Sustainability Office has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Climate Resilience Advisor to join our high calibre and influential team.

You will be Auckland Council’s lead advisor on climate change adaptation and resilience. You will help shape the organisation’s response to the Auckland region’s climate risks and hazards through its processes, policies and programmes. Using your analytical, advisory and influencing skills, you will draw together internal and external stakeholders around the challenge of Auckland’s climate change preparedness. This will include engaging with central government on the legislative context for climate change adaptation.


You will also play a key role in the ongoing development and delivery of Auckland Council’s strategic response to the climate crisis: Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan.


This is a dynamic and varied role, where in addition to your focus on climate change adaptation and resilience, you will have the opportunity to work with multiple stakeholders across diverse areas including the natural environment, water, infrastructure, urban development and governance. Successful collaboration with diverse stakeholders will be essential for this role.

He kōrero mōu: About you


You will bring expert knowledge and extensive experience of climate resilience and adaptation strategies, policies and practices, and current and emerging climate change policy. You will leverage your broad sustainability networks and proactively identify sustainability and climate resilience issues and opportunities for transformative change.

A strong verbal and written communicator, collaborator, influencer and relationship builder, you will bring extensive technical experience in climate change policy, climate change risk assessment, dynamic adaptive planning, community resilience and related fields. 

Naturally you will have the ability to manage high-volume and complex projects and work flows with an appreciation of the big picture and an eye for detail. 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

Auckland is a rapidly growing region. This growth brings huge opportunity, but also many challenges to ensure that growth is sustainable and resilient to the impacts of a changing climate. In response to these challenges and opportunities, the region has established a vision of Auckland for the future through the Auckland Plan and set bold aspirations for climate action, through Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan, including halving regional emissions by 2030 and reaching net zero emissions by 2050. Auckland is also an active member of key leadership networks such as the global C40 Cities Leadership Group and New Zealand’s Climate Leaders Coalition. Ensuring the region is strategically aligned to deliver on these sustainability commitments is the key focus for the Chief Sustainability Office.

If you are passionate about creating a sustainable and resilient Auckland that works for people and the planet and have the experience and skills to back your passion, then we'd love to hear from you.  Join us and leave your legacy on Auckland!   


See the position description for more information - Lead Climate Resilience Advisor PD


Applications close Sunday 7 November 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.