Chief Executive - Tararua District Council

Chief Executive - Tararua District Council

  • Play a leading role in shaping the future of the Tararua District
  • Be the ‘District’s Champion’ embedding a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Rewarding and challenging career opportunity, enjoying a highly desirable outdoor lifestyle

The Tararua District Council is looking for an exceptional Chief Executive; you will work closely with the Mayor, elected members 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 our vibrant district.

You will perform a pivotal role in shaping Tararua’s future, acting as a champion for the district by ensuring that your organisation is fully engaged in working with your community as well as building strong and sensitive working relationships with all stakeholders.

You will proactively lead and manage the Tararua District Council developing a culture of service, accountability, 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 Council maximise Tararua’s potential and play an important role in developing the district’s future.  Settle into a truly beautiful area of New Zealand boasting pristine surroundings and enviable outdoor lifestyle.  

View the job description here.

To apply, please email your comprehensive CV, a covering letter highlighting your motivation for applying to -

For a confidential discussion please contact Scott Necklen 029 924 1210.  Applications close 5 pm on 11 August 2020.

Recruitment Timeline:

  • Applications close 5 pm 11 August 2020
  • Shortlisted Interviews – 24 & 25 August 2020
  • Preferred Candidate Interviews – 15 September 2020
  • Recruitment Completed – 29 September 2020

We have provided an indicative timeline as a guide only and the timeline and process are subject to change. Please note that future correspondence may be via email.

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 Tararua 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.