Principal Advisor to Chief Executive

Listed 17 days Ago
Southland District Council
Government - Local/Federal

Ready to take a new path in your career that will give you opportunities to excel?

Longing for a lifestyle that puts work and play in balance?

Then read on….

Southland District Council is responsible for providing services to a diverse range of communities across the largest land area of any territorial authority. We recognise that the needs of our communities are changing and we are planning for their futures. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a principal advisor to the chief executive who will provide strategic advice on a range of areas to ensure that Council’s vision is realised.  The role has variety galore and you will enjoy providing advice, interpreting data and trend analysis, co-ordinate responses to requests for official information requests and monitoring emerging needs and interests.

Our ideal candidate will have an analytical mind, be adept at researching and analysing information, be able to communicate information appropriate to the target audience and be able to relate to a wide range of customers and issues.  Ideally you will have a legal or policy qualification and had five plus years’ experience in an analytical role but most importantly you will be a team player with a fantastic “can do” attitude.

In exchange we can offer you a commitment to your continued professional development, further study options, market-based remuneration, excellent technology and the opportunity to work with a highly professional and productive team.

We live in some of NZ’s most beautiful countryside, traffic jams don’t feature.  In 10 minutes, you can be at home, work, playing sport, in a café, at your kid’s school or enjoying the beach.  Families have opportunities galore with housing costs that allow you to enjoy life and fantastic educational and sporting facilities.  Two hours puts you on the doorstep of two national parks, ski slopes, lakes, world renowned tracks and vineyards aplenty.

This is an opportunity worth exploring….

Visit our careers website now to download the position description and apply:

Applications close on 30 April 2021 at 5pm.