Kaitohu Rēhia-Taiao / Recreation & Environment Advisor
Rotorua Lakes District Council
At Rotorua Lakes Council we believe in doing things differently. Our organisation is all about innovation and creative solutions, working with the community to create a new way forward and progress our district's shared vision and goals.
Vision2030, "The Rotorua Way" is the cornerstone of everything we do. In developing our vision for Rotorua we asked residents, visitors, workers and businesses, what kind of district they wanted. They told us - a vibrant city heart and a district that cares about the environment, has a strong economy, supports the arts and connects its people to each other and the rest of the world. Ultimately everything we do is about making things better for our district and its residents, now and into the future.
The Recreation & Environment Advisor sits in the Sport, Recreation & Environment Team. The purpose of this team to provide high quality sporting and recreation opportunities, and natural/park environments, which will contribute significantly to community wellbeing and to the positive reputation of Rotorua and its uniqueness.
We are looking for a confident, organised and approachable people person to build strategic partnerships and relationships with recreational opportunity providers so that recreation and open space environments can be optimally utilised. You will engage with users and potential users to understand their needs and aspirations for recreation in open spaces to inform effective planning, assist with capital programme prioritisation, and ensure community expectations for service level provisions are understood. Your first class interpersonal and communication skills will allow you to partner with recreational users, community groups, iwi, businesses and landowners to identify needs, inform and create opportunities, and activate recreational spaces and environments.
Te Kaunihera o nga Roto o Rotorua (Rotorua Lakes Council) is committed to working in partnership with Te Arawa, our local iwi. We aspire to being a bicultural organisation and we value staff who speak te reo Maori, have an appreciation of Maori values, and a working knowledge of tikanga Maori.
Think you're up for the challenge? Check out the details and send us your application now!