Business and Centres Advisor

Business and Centres Advisor

Reference: 4188227
  • Are you inquisitive and innovative with outstanding interpersonal skills?
  • Would you like to support some of NZ's best businesses?
  • Looking for a role where you can have a positive, lasting impact on your community?

Working for the Waimakariri District Council is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference in the community. We promise to be professional, approachable and solutions-focused when providing for our community: Waimakariri people are at the heart of everything we do.

If you enjoy new challenges and pride yourself in delivering solutions efficiently and to a high standard, the Waimakariri District Council is looking for you. We are currently recruiting a Business and Centres Advisor who has the ability to work effectively across a unique set of stakeholders in a fast-growing environment.

This newly created role will establish strong relationships with the business sector through acting as a key point of contact when they engage with Council's regulatory processes. One of the key responsibilities will be to develop and implement strategies & projects related to the Council's town centres development and commercial growth objectives. We are looking for people who think both critically & strategically and encourage innovative thinking to generate best value solutions.

To be successful in this position you will demonstrate significant experience in managing mutually beneficial relationships & partnerships while also liaising with a variety of community and business stakeholders. Your excellent people skills and ability to build rapport and influence will be appreciated and will compliment with your excellent communication skills. You will need strong time management & organisation skills and an ability to prioritise your own work in order to achieve timely outcomes. An understanding of economic development and the roles that local territory authorities play in local economic development would also be an advantage.

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, believes in continuous improvement and welcomes new learning and experiences by sharing, contributing and cooperating with the others. Having a great work ethic, being passionate and willing to bring energy and enthusiasm will definitely be a plus!

If you would like to find out more about this role, please contact Simon Hart, Business and Centres Manager on 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV).

The Council is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 20th June 2018.

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