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Senior Local Board Advisor - Rodney

Date: 12-Aug-2019

Location: Orewa/Whangaparoa, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Passion for work within the Local Board
  • Delivering on the aspirations of the community
  • Wonderful development opportunity


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Local boards make local decisions on behalf of their communities, they provide leadership and engage with the public on a broad range of council-wide issues. Auckland Council's shared governance structure reflects that both local boards and the governing body of the Auckland Council, play an equally important decision-making role spanning across all local government services and activities.


This position is currently located in Orewa, in the northern most Local Board Services team, which supports the Rodney and Hibiscus and the Bays local boards. The Senior Local Board Advisor role is at the centre of supporting effective decision-making along with the development of work programmes that deliver on local community aspirations.


He kōrero mōu: About you

Certainly, you will need to be a politically savvy strategic thinker, who can problem solve and 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 governance background along with extensive experience in writing, managing multiple items on the go, financial acumen, and be able to demonstrate how you can effectively influence and contribute across small teams.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

In return, you will be immersed in a team of governance experts with a thirst for enabling the local board to address the needs of the people of the Rodney Local Board area. This role will build upon and further develop your governance expertise and exposure as a Senior Advisor of local decision-makers. 


You will be working 40 hours per week and will have flexibility as there may be local board meetings that you will need to attend in the evenings.


If you can demonstrate these qualities and this sounds like your next career move, this is the role you are looking for. Please apply today!


Tell us why you are interested in this opportunity and apply via the link. If you are Auckland Council staff, apply internally via Tupu.


If you would like a copy of the job description, please email


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


Applications close Sunday 25 August 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.