Democracy Advisor

Date: 11-Oct-2021

Location: East Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Supporting the Howick Local Board
  • Inform and advise decision makers
  • Fixed term until October 2022


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Local Boards are a key part of the Auckland Council governance structure and they play a significant role across communities with a focus on arts and culture, community services, parks and recreation, economic development, the environment, infrastructure, and place shaping activities. The Local Board Services Department provides dedicated support to Local Boards.

As a Democracy Advisor, you will support and advise the Howick Local Board and its members in all democratic processes and provide support in meetings and workshops by advising on correct procedures and legislative time frames. You will be responsible for creating agendas, taking minutes, and managing all the resolutions from the public meetings.  The role requires analysis and understanding of the wide-ranging content of the local board’s work programme, covering the spectrum of Auckland Council activities.


He kōrero mōu: About you


You will be self-motivated with a high degree of initiative and the ability to balance competing demands.  You will have excellent process and planning skills with attention to detail, as well have political acumen, diplomacy, and good judgment. Along with these skills you will also need to have good computer skills including Microsoft Office. You are confident when it comes to communicating and collaborating with a wide range of people.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


An amazing insight into all aspects of Council operations in the local community and will enable you to extend your knowledge of democracy in action. This is a fixed term full time role until October 2022 based in Howick with some flexibility in terms of council’s flexible working policy. This is your opportunity to be part of a supportive team assist Auckland Council to achieve our vision for Auckland to be a world-class city!


Please note: The role may include some travel within the region and will involve some evening work to support scheduled meetings monthly.


For more information on the Howick Local Board, please visit Te Poari ā-Rohe o Howick


Applications close: 22nd October 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.