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Governance and Support Team Leader


Reference: 4916714

Do you enjoy and thrive on challenges and enjoy helping and supporting people? Are you an administrative whiz? If so, the South Taranaki District Council (STDC) has an opportunity for a skilled Team Leader to lead a team of five in our Governance and Support Team within the Corporate Services Group, based in Hāwera. This is a permanent full time 40 hour per/week position reporting to the position of Policy and Governance Manager.

The purpose of this position is to manage the democratic process for the Council and provide quality governance services and advice to elected members. It will also manage and provide administrative support services for the organisation and co-ordinate and manage the Land Information Memorandum process and the Council triennial elections and any by-elections and subsequent induction and training programmes for elected members. In the 2019-22 Triennium this position will manage the Mayoral Forum for the Taranaki Region.

This position would suit a candidate with staff leadership ability, a sound understanding and working knowledge of Standing Orders, local government legislation and local authority governance functions. The successful applicant will and be politically savvy, have meticulous attention to detail, excellent writing skills, great customer service ethics and strong interpersonal skills.

Here at STDC we strive to fulfill our common purpose of "Making our Communities Better", by living by our values of Trust & Respect, Passion & Pride, Integrity, Courage, High Performance and a Spirit of Oneness. We offer a proven "Best Place to Work" environment and the chance to join an energetic and progressive workplace. We employ people with a 'Can Do' attitude who want to work for a united organisation with a strong sense of family that is proud to serve its communities.

If this role appeals to you, head over to our website where you can access the background information and job description for the role. If submitting an application, please ensure you provide a covering letter outlining your skills and experience for the role along with your most current CV.

Applications close at 4pm on Sunday, 24 November 2019.

Applications Close: 24 Nov 2019