Communities Programming Lead

Date: 22-Jun-2022

Location: West Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council



He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Te Manawa is Auckland’s first fully integrated community hub. Opened in 2019, this state-of-the-art facility is a Green Star rated building that incorporates library services, community programmes, venues, commercial kitchen, studios and shared working spaces. We also provide a range of Auckland Council customer services – all under one roof, delivered by one team.


In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to develop and deliver the overall Communities Programming strategy. You’ll manage a highly motivated team who will engage, encourage and empower the community to ensure Te Manawa meets the aspirations of a liveable, thriving and connected community. You’ll work with the Operations Lead and Library Service Lead to ensure an aligned approach for all activities and operational requirements, while also using your creativity to activate this exciting space in new ways.  

He kōrero mōu: About you

As an experienced people leader or manager, you know how to inspire others to achieve great change. Naturally, you’ll have a ‘can-do’ attitude, coupled with an infectious enthusiasm for your job. You’ll have a good understanding of the local community and potential customers, along with excellent relationship management and stakeholder consultation skills. Your flexibility and drive alongside project management and organisational skills sees you successfully work under pressure, in a complex environment. You will have experience in the community development field with demonstrated knowledge of community engagement and empowerment.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

We will offer you a career enhancing opportunity, competitive remuneration and to be part of Auckland’s meaningful history. You’ll be part of a team that is passionate about what we do.

If you are high performing, passionate about Auckland and the world around you and would like the chance to facilitate making tangible and visible improvements to our environment, then join us.

This is a permanent opportunity working 40 hours per week on a variable schedule. Te Manawa is open seven days a week so flexibility around working hours including evenings, weekends and public holidays is required.


Please see attached link for position description:

Applications close: Thursday 30th June 


Auckland Council is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children.  This role is classified as a Children's Worker role under the Children’s Act 2014. As such applicants will be required to undergo police vetting prior to commencing employment. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory police check.

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.

Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.