Community Programme Specialist

Date: 12 Sep 2023

Location: South Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Bring your passion for community networking and creative partnering to a thriving community arts and culture facility.
  • Be part of a dedicated team based at Nathan Homestead in the gardens of David Nathan Park.
  • Permanent full-time senior position.


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

We are looking for an experienced Communities Programme Specialist to join our dedicated team. We pride ourselves on providing innovative and responsive programmes that include events, workshops, and classes. In this role, you will provide professional leadership and subject matter expertise in the development and delivery of highly engaging and impactful programmes of activities and experiences.


Among others, your day-to-day duties will be to:
•    Respond to the needs and priorities of the Manurewa local board and local
      communities by creating compelling programme opportunities.
•    Engage key audiences and drive high levels of participation
     and recommendation.
•    Empower and enable our diverse community by building networks and   
     creating opportunities & partnerships
•    Identifying and investing in smart and innovative approaches and
     working alongside programme partners 

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He kōrero mōu: About you
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is inspired and excited about working with our diverse community. You will have previous experience in leading and successfully delivering community-based initiatives along with in-depth knowledge of programme planning & project management methodologies. Strong communication, networking and relationship building skills are a must as well as an ability to foster community engagement.


You’ll also understand the importance of relationships with Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau and are committed to the recognition of te ao Māori in this role.  
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
This is a permanent full-time position, working generally Monday to Friday with the occasional requirement to work evenings and weekends based on the programming needs. This role is based at Nathan Homestead Manurewa, with the ability to work across the Manurewa Local Board.
This is your chance to work with a variety of people, support the local community, and create compelling programme opportunities. You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts.


Applications close: Monday 2nd October 2023 


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.