Parks & Places Specialist

Date: 07-Sep-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Permanent full-time opportunity
  • Make a difference to Auckland's parks and green spaces
  • Join a supportive team environment


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Parks and Community Facilities team for a Parks & Places Specialist, where you’ll provide operational and specialist parks advice that define service provision and associated development of Community Parks in the Auckland region.


As a collaborative, strategically minded individual, you’ll help set service level provision for many of the shared spaces and parks enjoyed by communities of Tāmaki Makaurau.

You’ll take the lead in developing strategic assessments that will help set service levels to inform future park development. On any given day you’ll be providing professional, technical and quality advice for parks, defining and developing outcomes and services within parks, considering community needs, and supporting the development of local board work programmes.


For a copy of the position description please click here


He kōrero mōu: About you


With solid experience in an advisory or specialist role in the Parks or Recreation area, you’ll be able to demonstrate how you’ve contributed towards business planning and strategic assessments in a parks context. We’re looking for a confident communicator as you’ll be a key point of contact for local boards, which will mean report writing and presenting at meetings. 


A New Zealand driver’s license is required.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


In the Parks and Community Facilities team, we’re proud of our supportive environment. This is a great opportunity to join an enthusiastic team and make a positive difference to Auckland's parks and green spaces.


In return for your hard work, you can expect a flexible and supportive work environment with the opportunity to grow through professional development. 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 other partnership discounts!


Applications close Monday, 3rd October 2022

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.