Strategic Planning Admin Officer

Gisborne District Council

  • Gisborne

Businesses talk about Culture – We live it.

Here at Gisborne District Council, we pull our values from the community we serve. It makes sense then that we are enthusiastic about culture in our workplace. Family and inclusivity are deep seated in our culture. We work hard together to make our people proud and our whanau are why we are so passionate about what we do for the community here at Gisborne District Council.

We are currently looking for a Planning and Administration Officer to join our growing team and help shape the future of our region. You will be well supported by a team that prides ourselves on nurturing an inclusive workspace that embraces innovation and creativity, so bring your passion and leading-edge ideas to Gisborne District Council.

A bit about you:

A master at supporting teams, you’ll live and breathe coordination, communication and compliance. You’ll have at least 3 years administration experience within a large organisation or local government / government department context, together with a relevant certificate level qualification (or equivalent skills and knowledge).  With impeccable attention to detail and planning skills you’ll be comfortable working with statutory documents and working to tight timeframes.  

Your day will look like: 

A bit of everything.  Some system stuff such as team website and database maintenance, purchase ordering and distributing information etc, as well as organising meetings, producing documents, preparing agendas and ensuring the collation of information to meet deadlines.  With no two days the same, you’ll gain in depth insight into all things strategic planning, including the development of strategies, policy, bylaws and plans. 

What we offer:

  • Full time permanent role because we know that job stability is important
  • Flexibility to work on a range of different tasks and manage your own workload to meet deadlines
  • Career progression, training and development to continue your learning and inspire those that come after you
  • Ability to balance your hours around your family and other commitments

Who we are: Gisborne District Council is the local government, both district and regional authority for Tairawhiti, New Zealand. We are the proud winners of the 2019 LGNZ Excellence Awards, for our work to grow and promote the well-being of our community and people. With more and more people choosing Tairāwhiti for its lifestyle, environment and culture, it’s an exciting time to be joining our thriving and diverse region.

At Gisborne District Council, we see you as more than a cog in the wheel; you are a valued voice for your whanau and community.

  • Bring your whole self to work: we celebrate this and all it means.
  • Represent our diverse community and be the guardian of our rich heritage.
  • Have a hand in our legacy for Tairāwhiti’s Tāngata and lead the region now and into the future.

So, what are you waiting for? Apply now and make a difference in the lives of future generations. 

Job Description

For further information please contact Jo Noble. 

Applications close: Monday 1 November 2021. 

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