Reporting to the Mayor and Councillors, the Chief Executive providesstrategic leadership and efficient management for all aspects of Council’sactivity. This includes the enhancement of organisational capability, andfurther development of close relationships with regional stakeholders, thecommunity, mana whenua, business and central government. The development of strategies that achieve long-term goals and providefor economic growth, strengthen current district industries, and support robustfinancial management practices are key to the position.
About Western Bayof Plenty District Council:
One of New Zealand’s fastest growing provincialdistricts, Western Bay of Plenty District Council (WBoPDC) stretches from WaihiBeach to Otamarakau. The area covers 212,000 hectares of coastal, rural andurban areas and supports a population of approximately 56,600 people. Keyindustries include Horticulture, The Port of Tauranga and associated logisticsand construction to cater for a growing district.
With total operating revenue of over$80 million and 270 FTE staff, WBoPDC activities cover a wide range ofregulatory and planning, biosecurity, emergency management, and economicdevelopment activities. The Council has a strong vison of implementingplans that deliver social, cultural, environmental and economic progress acrossthe Western Bay of Plenty District by working closely withlocal authorities in the region, the community, Iwi and key stakeholders.
Preferred candidateswill be able to demonstrate a comprehensive track record of successfulstrategic leadership in a complex stakeholder setting. An inspirational peopleleader, political acuity, an open and collaborative style, and a passion forthe future of the local government are other key qualities sought. A strongappreciation of and experience in the role that technology can play insupporting an efficient and productive workplace are also critical to theposition. Senior experience within local or central government is preferred butnot essential. Knowledge of issues related to public infrastructure, andcommunity engagement will be important for success in this role.
For those seeking afresh challenge in a growing, vibrant New Zealand setting within a localgovernment environment, this role represents a compelling next career step.
To apply in strict confidence now, click ‘Applyfor this job’ or email your cover letter and CV email@example.com quoting 7270lg.Applications close on 8 February 2021.Emails will be electronicallyacknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.
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Formore information please phone Ian Tayloron +64 27 487 7424 or Raewyn Brown +64 21 917 203.