Manager Community Place - Library

Date: 14 Sep 2023

Location: NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Leadership opportunity to make a real difference in and with the community
  • Build community engagement and participation
  • Located at Parnell library, working across the Waitematā local board


He angitūtanga: The opportunity 


An exceptional opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and enjoy an increased sense of job satisfaction and involvement by overseeing the library team in the Parnell Library, working across the Waitematā Local Board. In this position, you will be responsible for guiding our community-oriented staff with strategic people leadership, empowering and developing your team and ensuring the delivery of exceptional customer experiences and a smooth library experience. You also play a role in the wider Waitematā team, working collaboratively to ensure we meet the needs of our community across all our facilities and services.


Your role is to lead staff to build on community participation and engagement. Your collaborative approach and experience will drive the development of external partnerships and grow strong internal relationships. Your passion to succeed will deliver to the Waitematā communities connecting across different cultures and build library and council services that create a sense of belonging.


  • Facilitate and grow staff to be comfortable with decision making, autonomy and to feel empowered
  • mentoring, upskilling and coaching of staff
  • inspiring people to think and act differently to make good things happen
  • Lead the development of programmes and events that enhance identity, connect people and build a sense of belonging
  • Undertake operational management tasks


He kōrero mōu: About you 


You have the appetite as well as experience in not only building and uplifting a team, but creating a vibrant, strong, and positive culture at work. Staff empowerment and ability to grow a strong, capable and resilient team is essential. 


You love people and the Waitematā community.


You will have the proven ability to connect with and establish strong relationships with both community members and current & potential community groups.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer 


An opportunity to become part of the Auckland Council Whānau working with people who are passionate about community, connection and participation.  Growing, learning and laughing together as one team. Be supported by a culture that values te reo Māori me ōna tikanga, inclusion and interculturalism. We offer a safe space to learn by doing and being.   


This permanent opportunity is working 40 hours per week on a variable schedule, based in the Waitematā Local Board.  

Applications close: Sunday 1st October 2023
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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.


Employees in receipt of salary protection and/or on the predecessor Council terms and conditions of employment, please note that the salary protection and/or predecessor Council terms and conditions, including relocation, apply to your current position. Should you change to a new position (other than any secondment) you will be issued with a new employment letter of offer with current Auckland Council terms and conditions.