Mangere-Otahuhu Economic Broker

Date: 13-May-2022

Location: South Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

•    Bring your passion for people and the Mangere - Otāhuhu Community
•    Champion economic development and help grow local prosperity
•    Two year fixed term contract

He angitūtanga: The opportunity
Tātaki Auckland Unlimited plays a critical role in driving Auckland’s economic wellbeing and supports the ability of the region to compete internationally. 

We love what we do, and we love making a difference to Aucklanders as we contribute to making Auckland a world-class city and help to create quality jobs for all Aucklanders. Tātaki Auckland Unlimited conveys a sense of our city’s huge and unending potential. In conjunction with the Mangere - Otāhuhu Local Board, we are looking for an exceptional Economic Broker to be part of our team.

In this critical and influential role, you will champion businesses in the Mangere-Otāhuhu Area and facilitate them to identify and take advantage of economic opportunities - to grow local prosperity and employment. You will make the local business community aware of the support that is available from local / central government and others whilst facilitating the development and delivery of local improvement projects with an economic development focus from scoping, right through to delivery, 

You will develop and maintain collaborative relationships/strategic partnerships with colleagues, elected members, CCOs, Auckland Council Departments, members of the business community and mana whenua.


He kōrero mōu: About you

We are looking for an experienced professional with experience in economic development, business advice, project management and/or a strategy environment.

You will bring strong working knowledge of economic development strategies, tools and mechanisms and proven ability to develop and maintain successful, strong relationships/strategic partnerships. With a high degree of initiative and willingness to go the extra mile, you will ensure work programmes and reporting are of high quality and delivered on time.

We are looking for someone energetic and passionate, with the ability to confidently lead political fora and discussions. Excellent relationship and communication skills are essential. Your credibility will enable you to engage with and influence senior decision makers. Strong leadership skills and developing effective local networks are critical for the success of this role.

You will have demonstrable political and organisational acumen and a confident and collaborative working style. This role requires a strong intellectual curiosity that enables you to make connections between issues.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

Auckland is set to flourish even further, we need your eye for detail and ability to take a strategic view to help us on our journey. This role will give you the opportunity to use your networks and economic development knowledge and skills to deliver a significant piece of work for the Mangere - Otāhuhu Local Board.


Here at Tātaki AUL we pride ourselves on providing work life balance and inclusive work environment.  In addition to awesome colleagues and work culture we also offer the following benefits:


  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working – work from home options
  • Auckland council benefits (e.g, discounted rates to Auckland council pools & Leisure centers, etc)
  • Special ticket price rates for selected shows

Tell us why you are interested in this opportunity and apply via the link. For the position description please click on this link here


Auckland Unlimited 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.


Any offer of employment will be subject to our pre-employment checks being satisfactory.