General Manager People & Engagement

Tauranga is New Zealand’s fifth largest city, and one of the fastest growing in the country.

Offering locals a great lifestyle living by the beach, as well as the entertainment, dining and shopping opportunities you expect to see in a cosmopolitan city, it’s easy to see why people from all around the world want to call Tauranga home.

Tauranga City Council serves more than 135,000 residents. We’re expecting that to grow to 187,000 residents by 2050. That’s a lot more people needing us to deliver a high standard of infrastructure, services and investment.

Our rapid growth brings many challenges. We need a fresh approach to our business to meet the challenges head-on, and create the city our community deserves.

Join our leadership team, and play your part in shaping the future of our city.

We’re looking for outstanding people to come and work for our community, delivering the services they need now, and developing a better future. Working here will challenge your thinking and test your resilience. You need to be politically astute and ready to make the hard calls. Most of all, you need to be able to work with your colleagues as a united team, to drive the change Tauranga needs.

Proven leadership and experience in a dynamic, multi-faceted public or private sector environment, working with staff, politicians and community is essential for success in any of these roles.

Are you up for it?

Reporting to the Chief Executive, this position will play a pivotal role in leading and delivering best practice organisation and community engagement processes. The range of functional responsibilities include human resource management, strategic Maori engagement, governance support, customer services and communications.

Preferred candidates will have experience in strategic human resources and/or organisational development roles, and will have substantial experience in leading a multi-functional team to influence values-led change. Senior leadership experience in building organisation capability allied to successful stakeholder communication and engagement is crucial.


To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover letter and CV to quoting 680644lgj. Applications close on 18 February 2019. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

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For more information please phone Raewyn Brown on 021 917 203 or Ian Taylor on 09 367 1501. 

Permanent Full Time

Job no: 680644lgj

Location: Tauranga

Closing Date: Monday, 18 February 2019