Specialist Advisor Youth Specialist

Date: 19 Sep 2023

Location: South Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

An exciting opportunity to join the Connected Communities-South Community Programme Delivery team as a
Specialist Advisor – Youth Specialist  in a fixed term role, until the end of June 2024:


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Connected Communities has an opportunity for a Specialist Advisor (Youth) to work on the youth focussed work programme lines across the five Southern Local Boards.  This work plays an important role in ensuring rangatahi voices are heard, collaborating to remove the barriers which may prevent youth from participating, having opportunities to thrive, and feeling a sense of worth and belonging.


As a Specialist Advisor, you will be dedicated to creating a Tāmaki Makaurau where all rangatahi can achieve their full potential. You will support local boards, colleagues, and communities with your youth development expertise, political acumen, and strong presentation skills to deliver positive outcomes for rangatahi. You will work in ways that honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and partnership with Māori, and also with the numerous Pasifika communities across the South.


Day-to-day you could expect to work on:

  • Advising decision makers, resource holders and those working for positive youth outcomes 
  • Partnering and leading on initiatives that promote equity and address emerging and often complex social challenges
  • Community capacity building 
  • Leadership development
  • Facilitation and project management
  • Investment and partnering 


He kōrero mōu: About you


This role requires strong experience in community development roles, ideally in the youth sector, with developed networks in the targeted population groups’ communities. You need to have experience working with Māori and/or Pasifika young people to achieve positive community outcomes. 


We will be looking for specific experience with:

  • Youth development, youth engagement, youth wellbeing or similar experience of promoting the wellbeing of our targeted population
  • Forming lasting and collaborative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Managing projects and collaborating across diverse communities
  • Facilitation and presentation skills
  • Recording data to create insights and learnings to inform the development of project and funding decisions


You will need to have a high level of flexibility and the ability to attend community events or meetings outside of normal traditional working hours. A driver’s license is required, or other applicable way of traveling across the region.


This role is fixed term, until the end of June 2024.


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Applications close: Sunday 1st 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.