Senior Advisor and Advisor Opportunities - 6 Months

Date: 10-Jan-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Be part of a team with a clear mandate to lead from the front and become a centre of Advisory excellence
  • Blend of in-department and directorate view of quality advice
  • 6 Month Fixed Term/Secondment opportunities


He angitūtanga: The opportunity 


The Advisory team in the Regional Service Planning, Investment and Partnerships (RSPIP) department is tasked with ensuring all elected members receive joined-up advice from across the Customer and Community Services (C&CS) Directorate. We oversee strategic advice that enables operational delivery. 


There is an exciting opportunity for 2 new Senior Advisors and an Advisor to join the team as we look to expand our resources and support our colleagues across the wider directorate. Relationship management skills and an ability to work through ambiguity is a must for these roles. Role responsibilities will be many and varied as we progress through a change management programme in this area of the business.


You will confidently lead, promote, and model the provision of quality advice to elected members, and empower and coach the department and wider C&CS directorate toward impactful improvements in the advice that we give. 


He kōrero mōu: About you 


You will bring a high level of political acumen and a confident and collaborative working style. The role requires an intellectual curiosity that enables you to make connections between issues. 


Impeccable writing and reviewing skills are needed for you to be able to assist colleagues to report on findings and provide options analysis and quality advice to elected members, and other key stakeholders. 


You need to have strong communication skills, including excellent relationship management and influencing skills and you will be skilled at building sustainable effective working relationships.


An interest in continuous improvement and strategic development of advice would also be advantageous. 


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer 

Take your passion for creating strong, connected communities to the next level. If you are interested in an influential role where you will be part of a team that makes a difference and enhances outcomes for Auckland's diverse communities then this is the opportunity. 

If you can demonstrate these qualities and this sounds like your next career move, please apply. Tell us why you’re interested, which position you are interested in and apply via the link. 

Please note, these positions are 6 month fixed term/secondments


For a copy of the position descriptions please use the following links – 

Senior Advisor – bit.ly/3H7w2TC
Advisor – bit.ly/33T7gbG


Applications close Sunday, 13th of February 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.


Any offer of employment from Auckland Council will be conditional upon you being fully vaccinated and providing suitable evidence of vaccination or medical exemption.