At the Otago Regional Council(ORC), our mission is ‘for our future’. We’re here to protect and enhance theenvironment and enable our communities to do the same. To be sure we candeliver on our responsibilities, we are evolving as an organisation, and we’renot overstating when we say we have some really big targets to reach. We needthe right people, in the right roles, to help us to get there.
At ORC, one of our key strategicpriorities is freshwater management, and within that sits our commitment tomeaningful engagement on the topic with both our stakeholders and community.
The role of the PrincipalEngagement Advisor is to develop and manage the relationship between ORC, ourstakeholders and community, particularly in relation to freshwater management,as part of the development of the ORC Land and Water Regional Plan. They willlead our stakeholder engagement and community outreach programmes for Land andWater Regional Planning and integration across the Land and Water Regional Planwork programmeand with other ORC projects.
Key activities for the role include;
– Meeting and representing ORC withexternal stakeholders and community groups to communicate the programme’sprogress and ensure these groups have the opportunity for genuine andmeaningful engagement with the programme and project teams
– Understanding stakeholder viewsand working with the relevant project team members, workstreams, and projectsto translate these views into policies and plans
In practice, this role is ascritical to us as it reads. To be successful in the position applicants mustcome to us with extensive previous experience in stakeholderengagement/relationship management at a senior strategic level. You’ll need aBachelor level (or above) qualification, ideally with an IAP2 accreditationand/or a project management qualification alongside it.
It goes without saying thatyou’ll need to be an adept communicator, but you’ll also need to be awell-practiced facilitator, negotiator and problem-solver. As a seniorsubject-matter expert, we’d like you to be able to coach, foster and grow theseskills within our existing workforce too – in this position you’ll take on therole of mentor to those in roles where robust community engagement is arequirement for success.
This is a large role which willrequire you to be a resilient and astute professional. With this excitingchallenge, you will be rewarded with having the opportunity to make a tangibledifference, ability to work flexibly, and remunerated in accordance with yourexperience.
We think Otago’s a pretty specialplace. It covers a vast area – the third largest local government region in NewZealand. Those who call Otago home enjoy access to mountains, coastal lowlands,dramatic rivers and wild beaches. Our environment here is part of who we are,and at ORC, we work each day to look after it.
If you share this passion and canalign your skills and experience to what we’ve outlined above, we would love tohear from you!
Please note. We don’t always work to fixed closing datesand may start considering and interviewing candidates as their applications arereceived so we encourage you to apply early. If you meet the above criteria, wewelcome your application including your CV and cover letter outlining why youare the person for this role via www.orc.govt.nz/our-council-our-region/job-vacancies .
Applications close Wednesday, 19th August 2020.
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