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Senior Local Board Advisor Upper Harbour

Date: 06-Feb-2019

Location: North Shore, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Passion to work with a local board to deliver on communities aspirations
  • Wonderful development opportunity within the council
  • Full-time, permanent position based in Albany on the North Shore

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Local boards make decisions for their communities; they provide leadership and engage with members of the public on local issues. Auckland Council's shared governance structure reflects the fact that both local boards and the governing body play an equally significant role spanning across most local government services and activities. The senior advisor role is at the centre of supporting effective decision making along with the development of work programmes that deliver on local community aspirations.

This position is with the Upper Harbour Local Board Services team and supports the local board to represent Whenupai, Herald Island and Hobsonville in the west, Pāremoremo, Greenhithe, Albany, Rosedale, Northcross, Unsworth and Pinehill in the east.

He kōrero mōu: About you

Certainly you will be a politically savvy strategic thinker who can problem solve to be able to provide impeccable policy and strategy advice to support the local board in their decision-making. Having initiative and an enthusiasm to work closely with the local board and other council teams to help address issues and aspirations of local communities is at the heart of this role. To do justice to this position, you will need to have a strong advisory background along with extensive experience in writing, managing multiple items on the go, and effectively influence and contribute across small teams.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

In return, you’ll be immersed in a team of governance experts with a thirst for enabling the local board to address the needs of the people of Upper Harbour area. This role will build upon and further develop your governance expertise and exposure as a quality advisor of local decision makers. You will be working 40 hours per week, but will have flexibility in start and finish time as there may be local board and community meetings that you will need to attend during the evenings.

Tell us why you are interested in this opportunity and apply via the link. If you are an internal candidates apply via Tupu. For more information you can contact Dhaya Haran –

Applications close Thursday, 21 February 2019.

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.