Team Leader - Democracy Services


Creating Great Places, Supporting our People

The Far North District Council is on a transformation journey to become one of the regions most sought after and valued employers – we value manaakitanga, integrity and professionalism in delivering outstanding value to our customers and the community.


About the position of Team Leader – Democracy Services

This is a challenging and exciting role for someone who has the right attitude and experience to make a difference and significant contribution to not only achieving excellence in providing quality advisory and meeting services to Council, Committees and Community Boards but a key contribution in developing and growing a team.

Experience in meeting processes in the Local Government context, solid knowledge of the Local Government and local Electoral Acts coupled with exceptional communication skills will be key to your success.


Key Competencies and Personal Attributes:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing meetings according to Standing Orders;
  • Team and individual management experience, including proven experience in growing and developing individuals is preferred; however we will consider applicants who are looking to step up or develop into a team leader function
  • Awareness of the political landscape and ability to function within a political environment
  • Ability to see linkages between reports going to Community Boards, Committees and Council and provision of legislative advice as required
  • Proven oral and written communication skills, including highly developed documentation, report writing, proof-reading and work flow process skills
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to obtain collaboration and cooperation
  • Well organised and able to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail;

If you believe you have the right attitude and level of experience to make a difference to the Far North community, we would like to hear from you!



Permanent Full Time

Job no: FNDC42852

Location: Northland, Far North

Closing Date: Thursday, 31 January 2019