Town Centres and Community Wealth Building Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 24-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/51365
  • Job Title: Town Centres and Community Wealth Building Manager
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Te Tākinatanga – Our story

Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities brings together the three existing agencies of Housing New Zealand, HLC and KiwiBuild to form a new organisation.

We do amazing, important work. We contribute to thriving communities that provide New Zealanders with good quality, affordable homes. Our work supports people to have good access to jobs, amenities and services; as well as improving the wellbeing of current and future generations.

We do this by being a world class public housing provider, and partnering with others to deliver urban development projects.

Ko tā mātou mahi – Our role

We are now looking to recruit a Town Centres and Community Wealth Building Manager. This exciting, newly created position is based in Porirua, and is focused on supporting the Associate Project Director to deliver the economic outcomes of the Porirua Regeneration project.

Some of the key areas of responsibility for this role include:

  • establishing, building and maintaining relationships and partnerships to deliver the project’s economic outcomes
  • ensuring strategic and delivery partner alignment
  • negotiating commercial terms between various stakeholder entities and interested parties
  • leading the revitalization of local centres workstream
  • working closely with Council, Iwi and anchor institutions to establish and embed social procurement and buy local programmes
  • facilitating and supporting the increase of local, democratic, and blended-value enterprises in the economy
  • developing access to capital opportunities for local enterprises
  • facilitating and supporting the creation of more local, meaningful employment opportunities.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu – What you will bring

In adding to your qualification in economics, construction, property, finance or similar, you will also demonstrate:

  • a minimum of 10 years of success and direct relevant experience in developing and/or managing major projects and initiatives in residential and/or commercial property development, financing or urban development
  • experience of economic development, especially community economic development
  • deep understanding of procurement and commissioning processes
  • knowledge of progressive economics
  • an understanding of employment and labour market policy
  • the ability and/or track record of negotiating complex commercial arrangements
  • experience in the formation and negotiation of commercial arrangements such as lease agreements, sale and purchase agreements, heads of agreement, MOUs, co-governance and co-funding agreements
  • demonstrated ability to form productive relationships with community stakeholders, and others with community, local government, enterprise, and investment finance interests, and bringing them together to develop relevant, local initiatives.

Nōu te rourou – What’s in it for you?

This senior role represents an opportunity to be part of a hugely exciting and important project that is ground-breaking in New Zealand. You will be part of a talented team who are absolutely passionate about the work they are doing.

We offer competitive salaries, five weeks annual leave and a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development. These benefits are described in more detail here

As a Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities employee, we want to make sure that you have all the tools and support you need. We want to ensure you are healthy and have work-life balance. We also want to support and grow your personal and career development through on-the-job learning, training courses, secondments and study opportunities.

Kotahitanga – One team

We have important work to do and our aspirations are big. We believe that people do their best within an environment of trust, care, contribution, humility and learning. We also do our best when we take personal responsibility to achieve our shared vision and maintain a working environment we are proud of.

The values that drive us are:

  • Te Ngakau – We trust each other and share ownership
  • Te Atawhai – We care about each other as people
  • Te Koha – Everyone’s contribution matters
  • Te Māhaki – We are humble and genuine
  • Te Ako Tonu – We continually learn and innovate

Tūhono mai – Join us

To view the position description and apply for this role, please follow the online process via

Please note: all applicants, including existing employees, need to follow this process. If you have any questions, please contact the recruitment team via

Applications close on Monday, 9 March 2020.

We value diversity and are committed to working with each other and our customers in an inclusive and respectful way. We welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your point of difference brings to the organisation.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 51365GJO.