Strategic Advisor - Economic Development

Date: 16-Sep-2022

Location: NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Be a key player in taking a place-based approach to Auckland’s economic development
  • Initiate and implement transformational projects to positively impact on Auckland’s prosperity
  • Work in partnerships to unlock the potential for growth in our economic places


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Auckland is New Zealand’s fastest growing region. Tātaki Auckland Unlimited is Auckland’s economic development agency working to improve the economic well being and quality of life for all our people and region.


The Economic Places team champions a place based approach to economic development across key areas in Tāmaki Makaurau. We are looking for a strategic advisor to provide evidence based advice to a range of stakeholders including the Auckland Council whanau to identify the economic outcomes in an area and maximise the benefits to the region as a whole. This could include feeding into regeneration projects delivered by Eke Panuku Development Auckland, advising on how we support the city centre to thrive as an economic place through to advising on how we can maximise economic outcomes in places like Drury. The work is varied but the potential for leaving your mark on Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland is great.


The role gets you to think about how we plan for the future – ensuring the region has a range of accessible employment locations, meeting the needs of our residents and maintaining our role as the leading regional economy in New Zealand.


He kōrero mōu: About you

Tertiary qualified and with experience in a relevant field you can see an issue, spot the missing pieces, and propose the solution. Crucially, you are a strategic thinker that will help us to get meaningful outcomes from our economic places in Tāmaki Makaurau that support our aspirations as a city.


You might be new to local government, but don't let that put you off.  We want your strategic thinking, political nous, communication skills and the ability to build strong partnerships. 


For a full copy of the position description, please click on this link here.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

So, what’s in it for you?


You will get to work in a role that has the potential to be ground-breaking in terms of how we can enable Auckland’s places and all its communities to benefit from equitable economic growth, enriching cultural and economic life in Tāmaki Makaurau.


Work life balance and an inclusive work environment. In addition to awesome colleagues and work culture we also offer the following benefits:


  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working – with work from home options
  • Auckland Council benefits (e.g., discounted rates to Auckland council pools & Leisure centres etc)
  • Strong mentoring and a career development focus


If you have a genuine desire to be part of the journey in developing our economic place-based approach to create a wonderful experience and positive outcome for all Aucklanders and the region, then please apply now by submitting your CV and a covering letter expressing your interest!


Applications close Sunday 2nd October.  


*** The official title for this role is Local Economic Development Advisor.


Tātaki Auckland Unlimited 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.


Tātaki Auckland Unlimited strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.