Chief Executive - Masterton DC

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Welcome to Masterton

Chief Executive Officer ­– Masterton District

  • Play a leading role in shaping the future of Masterton
  • Foster innovation and embed a ‘can do’ service culture
  • Rewarding and challenging career opportunity, enjoying a highly desirable lifestyle

The Masterton District, located in the Wairarapa, enjoys an enviable climate, is the gateway to award-winning wineries, has great food and is New Zealand’s most beautiful city 2017.

Masterton’s economy is in the midst of a strong upswing. Indicators of investment and spending are positive, and Masterton’s tourism sector is expanding at an exciting pace. The healthy and affordable housing market and good transport linkages to Wellington are proving attractive.

As CEO, you will work closely with the Mayor, Councillors, and your executive team to develop and implement initiatives that support the Council’s strategic intent and the community’s aspirations, taking the lead to deliver exceptional services to those who live, work, and play in the district.

You will perform a pivotal role engaging with the community, Iwi and key stakeholders. You also have an appreciation of tikanga Māori and will lead strategic initiatives that shape the Masterton District’s future.

You will proactively lead and manage the Masterton District Council, further developing a culture of service, accountability, and continuous improvement in a supportive team environment to ensure the provision of the highest quality, and most effective service delivery to the community.

You are a community-minded, collaborative, and empowering professional who is confident in leading from the front, is experienced in developing high-performing teams, and is comfortable developing strategy as well as rolling up your sleeves to get the job done. 

This is an outstanding opportunity for you to build upon your already impressive credentials.  Help the Council maximise Masterton’s potential and play an important role in developing the district’s future. 

For more information please go to www.lgnz.co.nz. To apply, please email your comprehensive CV and covering letter highlighting your motivation for applying to - applications@lgnz.co.nz.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Scott Necklen 029 924 1210.  Applications close 5pm Monday 19 February 2018.



Information on the Job and Location

Click here to view the Job Description.

Click here to view the Candidate Information Pack.

Click here to view an Economic Snapshot of Masterton.

Click here to view the Quarterly Economic Monitor for Masterton District September 2017.

He Hiringa Tangata, He Hiringa Whenua (My Masterton: Our People, Our Land) sets out the future direction for the Masterton/Whakaoriori district across four development areas: social, cultural, environmental and economic. View it here.

Statement of Privacy:

Any personal information provided as part of your application may be shared with relevant agent/s and staff, as well as any elected member and employee of the Masterton District Council involved in the recruitment process. This information is only provided for the sole purpose of undertaking this recruitment assignment.

We do not provide or sell your personal information to other organisations.

On completion of this assignment, we may retain personal information for future consideration of similar roles. We will seek your permission prior to submitting any personal information to other potential employers.

We take all reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is protected from unauthorized access, loss, misuse, disclosure or alteration. We also take measures to delete your personal information when it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. 

Date updated: 30 January 2018