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Chief Executive Officer – Otorohanga District Council

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EquiP has been appointed by the Otorohanga District Council to undertake the recruitment of their Chief Executive Officer (CEO).


  • Take responsibility for Council's strategic priorities and the delivery of value to the community;
  • Work with a motivated and supportive team, including the Mayor, Elected Members and Staff; and
  • Challenging career opportunity to utilise your leadership skills and truly make your mark, while enjoying the Otorohanga lifestyle.

The Otorohanga District is situated in the Waikato region, and includes the township of Otorohanga which is the ‘Kiwiana’ Capital of New Zealand. The District is home to approximately 9,500 people and contains strong rural elements, which have long been the heart and soul of the District. 

The Otorohanga District Council is looking for a skilled Chief Executive Officer to lead the Council to achieve its overall strategic objectives that further support the work that is currently being undertaken and to add value to the District.   

The CEO’s role is to work with the Mayor, Councillors and Senior Management to deliver value through the services that it provides. 

You will proactively lead and manage the Otorohanga District Council developing a culture that delivers high quality services and head strategically important projects.

You will be a good communicator and develop strong connections with the neighbouring territorial authorities, as well as with Iwi, business, community groups and other stakeholders.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a collaborative and motivating leader with a ‘can do’ attitude and someone who is not afraid to roll their sleeves up.

The successful candidate will have a good level of knowledge of Local Government, especially with respect to the rural sector.  A track record of success in a complex organisation could have been gained in a similar type of position.

To apply, please email your comprehensive CV and a covering letter highlighting your motivation for applying to - applications@lgnz.co.nz

For a confidential discussion, please contact Dan Henderson 022 104 1218. 

Applications close 5pm on Monday 8th May 2017.

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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 Otorohanga 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: 21 April 2017