Advisor Planning and Reporting / Kaitohutohu

Are you a strategic thinker with strong analytical skills and a rich understanding of government? Do you enjoy working with people across the organisation to get things done?

We have an exciting permanent full-time opportunity, as Advisor Planning and Reporting, to help shape the future of the Wellington region, through best practice planning and reporting processes.

In this role you will help lead and develop Greater Wellington’s corporate planning and reporting processes (i.e. Long Term Plans, Annual Plans, Annual Reports, Business Plans and Quarterly Reports). You will help the organisation take a long-term view and you will connect the dots across the organisation.

This role sits in the Strategy group, which helps Greater Wellington shape the future, enabling a thriving, connected and resilient region. You will work alongside people who are working on big strategic issues such a climate change, economic recovery from COVID-19 and partnering with mana whenua.

Skills and experience required:

To be successful in this role you will need to be a self-starter, able to manage competing priorities on a wide-range of projects, work with councillors and senior management, as well as engage with the community.

You will need to have:

  • the ability to lead a business process or project from end-to-end

  • a good understanding of the issues facing local or regional government, or equivalent experience in central government or consultancy

  • strong analytical skills with the ability to understand and summarise data

  • a proactive approach to problem solving with the ability to work well with other teams.

About Greater Wellington:

There's a lot more to us than meets the eye. Here at Greater Wellington Regional Council, we're working on the big things that will impact everyone in our region. Ensuring we have uninterrupted access to drinking water, staying safe from the threat of flooding, protecting and enhancing the environment, improving the quality of our fresh water, ensuring we are all connected through our public transport network and planning ahead for the potential impact of climate change across our region. We're people who are genuinely passionate about the work we do, because we believe what we do counts.

Our benefits:

We provide a diverse range of benefits including working options that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and needs with their work commitments. We're also all about growing our people through professional development and experience across everything the council does.

How to apply:

Click on the “Apply” link to view the job description and to apply for the role with a cover letter and CV.

For further information, please contact Zofia Miliszewska, Team Leader, Corporate Planning and Reporting, 021 951 545 or

Applications close: Monday, 1 February 2021

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: AMAM147218

Location: Wellington City

Closing Date: Monday, 1 February 2021