Manager Community Place - Library

Auckland Council

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Auckland
  • Leadership opportunity to make a real difference in and with the community
  • Enjoy the benefits of working in a supportive and high performing work environment
  • Lead, develop and inspire a dedicated team
  • Build community engagement and participation
  • Permanent fulltime position, based at Northcote Library

He angitūtanga: The opportunity 

Your role as Pouārahi is to build on community participation and engagement, as a platform to meet community aspirations. Use your collaborative approach and experience in the development of external partnerships and to grow strong internal relationships.  Your passion will deliver to a community that is connected across different cultures and has a sense of belonging.

Exciting changes are underway with the Northcote Development. We are about to see an increase in the number of quality homes and upgrade of infrastructure and amenities like parks, streets, walkways and the town centre. With passion and innovation your team will address the needs and priorities of the local board and local communities and provide a safe, professional and welcoming environment for customers and staff.

Among others, your day-to-day duties will be to:

•    Provide people leadership to develop our community-based staff for delivering excellence in visitor experiences, ensuring through your work that Te ao Māori is evident in all aspects of service design and delivery
•    Facilitate and grow staff, community and partner-led activity to deliver services including programmes and events that enhance identity, connect people and build a sense of belonging
•    Undertake facility management, manage the recruitment and induction of staff, as well as the mentoring, upskilling and coaching of existing staff

He kōrero mōu: About you 

Your leadership values the distinct Māori, Pasifika, Asian and other cultures that bring a richness and diversity to the community. You operate from a sensed understanding of Mana Atua, Mana Tangata, Mana Whenua and hold a deep value of and proficiency for manaakitanga. Reciprocity and mutuality are strong features of your engagement style and can be seen in how you undertake ako and how you recognise and nourish le vā. Your kete are woven with the experiences of team management, facility management, stakeholder management and community development, complemented by strategic and administrative acumen.   

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer 

Be supported by leadership that values indigenous knowledge and ancestral wisdom. Be supported by a cohort of staff, growing, learning and laughing together. Be supported by a culture that values te reo Māori me ōna tikanga, inclusion and interculturalism. We offer a space to learn by doing and being.   

This permanent opportunity is working 40 hours per week on a variable schedule, currently based at the Northcote Library requiring flexibility to work across the Kaipātiki Local Board, which includes both Birkenhead and Glenfield Libraries.

You will be offered a challenge, huge variety and a real opportunity to make a difference to the community.
You will also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts!

Tono inaianei: Apply Now!
If you have the required experience and a passion for culture, community and developing life-long learners who think and act sustainably, then we want to hear from you!

Applications close: Sunday 14th August

Auckland Council is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children.  This role is classified as a Children's Worker role under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. As such applicants will be required to undergo police vetting prior to commencing employment. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory police check.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Employees in receipt of salary protection and/or on the predecessor Council terms and conditions of employment, please note that the salary protection and/or predecessor Council terms and conditions, including relocation, apply to your current position. Should you change to a new position (other than any secondment) you will be issued with a new employment letter of offer with current Auckland Council terms and conditions. 

Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.

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