Local Board Advisor

Date: 23-Jan-2023

Location: South Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity 


Local boards make local decisions on behalf of their communities, 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 important decision-making roles spanning across all local government services and activities.


This position is based at the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board office with some flexibility to work in alternate council location or at home. The Local Board Advisor role is at the centre of supporting the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board, providing governance advice, and supporting effective decision-making along with the development of work programmes that deliver on local community aspirations.


The is a fixed term full time  position until 28th June 2023.



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 knowledge of council’s shared governance model 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 local board area. This role will build upon and further develop your governance expertise and exposure as an advisor of local decision-makers. 


The role is full time (40 hours per week) and will have flexibility as there may be local board meetings that you will need to attend after normal working hours.


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!


For a copy of the position description please click here


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


Applications close Wednesday, 1st February 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.


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