The Otorohanga District is situated in the Waikato region and includes the township of Otorohanga – the ‘Kiwiana’ capital of New Zealand. The district is home to around 9,500 residents and contains strong rural elements that have long been the heart and soul of the district, offering an enviable lifestyle.
A strong foundation has been laid, with the council boasting a strong balance sheet, stable leadership, and a commitment to a number of compelling and progressive initiatives. This role presents an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal leadership role in the district and deliver real community benefit.
You are a dynamic and confident leader who can energise the people around you to be innovative in their approach and to question the status quo. You are comfortable leading from the front, acting as a role model and challenging your people to thrive, and you are passionate about building high-performing teams.
With overall accountability for delivering the strategic vision, managing community assets, and services, as well as significant budgets, you will be forward thinking, and committed to delivering a customer-focused council with the capacity to enable positive change for Otorohanga and its people.
As a people person, you will have a values-based leadership approach, exceptional relationship management skills, and you will be empathetic to the diverse needs of the community.
You value working alongside a diverse group of stakeholders in a highly collaborative manner, acting as their champion, and you are comfortable as an ambassador representing Otorohanga’s interests locally, with neighbouring councils, and in Wellington.
You will need to be politically astute, inclusive, and an excellent communicator with highly developed influencing skills. A track record of success in a complex organisation, successfully navigating regulations to deliver real value, along with financial literacy, should have been gained in either the public or private sector.
For more information, please visit www.lgnz.co.nz. To apply, please email a covering letter and your comprehensive CV, highlighting your motivation for applying and your response to the Key Result Areas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a confidential discussion, please contact Scott Necklen 029 924 1210. Applications close 5pm on the 30th of October 2018.
Date updated: 9 October 2018