With 11% of the total land area of New Zealand, including Fiordland National Park and Stewart Island, The Southland District Council has the largest land area to manage of any territorial authority. Council not only encompasses the management and improvement of physical assets such as roads, bridges, water supply, cemeteries and parks but also the Southland communities' social, economic, cultural and environmental wellbeing.
Our 200+ staff are diverse in their backgrounds, skillset and location, spread across three Invercargill offices (Forth Street, 20 and 42 Don Street) and seven area offices situated at Riverton, Otautau, Te Anau, Winton, Oban, Lumsden and Wyndham.
Southland District Council offers scope for a rewarding and interesting career in local government under excellent working conditions, in a part of the country which is ideally suited to family life and the pursuit of a wide variety of activities.
About the role
We have an opportunity for a superstar to join our Governance team and provide best practice advice and administrative services to elected members and staff on governance matters.
The Committee Advisor supports our elected members (Council and community boards) and internal staff on local government meeting procedures and legislative requirements.
Your responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- being a go-to member of the team for governance queries from internal staff, Council, community board members, committees and the general public
- organise, attend and take minutes, all whilst ensuring the smooth running of procedure, at official Council meetings
- provide exceptional quality across all administrative functions, ensuring statutory and regulatory requirements and timeframes are met as per the Local Government Act (LGA) and the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA)
To be successful in this role you will:
- possess excellent stakeholder management skills and be customer centric, with a passion for best practice service delivery
- be able to research, understand, apply and interpret for others, LGA and LGOIMA legislation
- be highly professional, demonstrate political acumen and be comfortable communicating in Council meetings and in the community
- possess drive, high attention to detail and organisational skills
- be confident, solutions focused and resilient
What’s in it for you?
This role offers plenty of variety and the opportunity to work at the coalface of Council, providing support to our elected members and shaping our communities’ experiences.
We recognise that staff are our most valuable asset. We believe in supporting them in their training and development, having competitive remuneration packages which are benchmarked against market rates, and an environment which enables personal growth.
We’re also a flexible workplace that believes in work/life balance. We’re willing to hear from those looking for part time or fulltime hours.
If you’re up for the challenge then please follow the link to download a job description and apply online today.
Applications will be processed as they are received, don’t delay – apply today!