Director / Kaihautū

Rotorua Lakes Council

  • Full Time
  • Bay of Plenty

Job Number: A007476

Director, People & Organisational Development
Kaihautū Pūmanawa Tangata

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The Organisation

Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) is based in Rotorua and is known as an innovative council forging strong relationships in the community and with local Iwi. The strength of its people is valued as the strength of the Council. The area is known for high quality tourism and activities, culture, shopping, hospitality, sports, and schooling.

The Opportunity 

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive, Organisational Enablement, RLC is seeking the right person to lead and develop its culture, values and people functions. This is a strategic role, requiring a highly experienced people leader who will enable RLC staff to deliver to communities’ objectives. The Director, People & Organisational Development will lead a high performing, collaborative and dynamic team of HR professionals. 

Skills and Knowledge

The successful candidate for this role will have a strong HR track record including in IR/ER advice and be strategic in their ability to align people strategies with organisational outcomes. The strengths of this person will be in building sustainable relationships with key stakeholders, outstanding people leadership skills, and bring a strong bicultural capability to HR systems, actively support the organisation in effectively partnering with Iwi partners and broader community stakeholders.  

The person appointed to this position will have an excellent track-record in developing a positive and high-performing culture, have an empowering style with staff, will be outcomes focussed and comfortable as a key member of the leadership team. The candidate we are looking for needs to have worked with large and complex organisations.

To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover letter and CV to quoting A007476mahi. Applications close on 26 April 2021. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

To view the Candidate Briefing Information, please visit

For more information please phone David Hammond on +64 27 444 6368.

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