Manager Community Place - Library

Date: 15-Sep-2022

Location: North Shore, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Great opporunity to join this talented team of professionals
  • Work closely with your local community and make a positive impact
  • Permanent position, located at Takapuna Library



He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Takapuna’s Community Library & Service Centre serves the community, offering an inclusive environment for all walks of life. Integrated Library and Council Services is a relatively new way of working and progressing best practise and a positive sense of team culture is essential.


You play a lead role in providing a welcoming, professional, and responsive service. You work alongside staff and the North Auckland Research Centre team to ensure the smooth running of all offerings within the library building space. You proactively coach and develop your team to engage with the community, respond to diversity and opportunities, and create experiences that leave people delighted by their visit and keen to return.


He kōrero mōu: About you


Key to this role will be your extensive management and leadership experience. Having developed people and teams in a leadership capacity, you bring an innovative view to ways of working. You have strategic and operational capability to work alongside the community in delivering responsive and relevant services. Your leadership style is adaptive to differing situations, reflective and responsive. You are not afraid and are able to bring about improvements to benefit the community and team.


You will have the proven ability to connect with and establish strong relationships with both community members and current & potential community groups. You have the appetite as well as experience in not only building and uplifting a team, but creating a vibrant, strong, and positive culture. 


Understanding the importance of relationships with the Devonport/Takapuna Local Board and the communities within this area is essential to the success of delivering targeted services.

Recognising that change is an everyday part of what we deal with and knowing how to bring team members through times of ambiguity into freshness and creativity with a positive approach is vital. You understand the importance of diverse thinking and skilfully build and develop teams with this in mind.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


This is exciting! Here you will have the opportunity to work for the largest public library system in Australasia and serve one of New Zealand’s fastest growing cities. Be supported by leadership that values indigenous knowledge and ancestral wisdom. Be supported by a cohort of staff, growing, learning and sharing together. Be supported by an organisation that values te reo Māori me ōna tikanga, inclusion and interculturalism.  


This is a permanent opportunity working 40 hours per week. The library is open seven days a week and flexibility around working hours may include weekend days and late nights.


Tono inaianei: Apply Now!
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If you have the required experience and a passion for culture, community and developing life-long learners who think and act sustainably, then we want to hear from you!


Applications close: Monday 26th September

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.