Chief Executive Officer


"We are looking for an outstanding Chief Executive. Someone who the elected Council, all our staff and, most importantly, the whole of our Napier community can be proud of." Kirsten Wise, Mayor Napier City Council.

Napier City Council (NCC) is incredibly well-positioned to continue its vision of being a vibrant and sustainable city for all, and this role is instrumental in delivering on this commitment.

Reporting to the Mayor and Councillors, the Chief Executive will continue to build and strengthen the council team, while maintaining infrastructure, strengthening relationships, and ensuring smooth service delivery. The Chief Executive will develop and lead a consultative process with the community regarding the development and execution of the strategic plans and policies designed to enhance the social, economic, environment and cultural well-being of the Napier region.

NCC are seeking someone with Chief Executive level experience in a complex and political environment, along with the strategic, financial and leadership capabilities that are commensurate with such a role. It is deemed particularly important for the Chief Executive to pertain a high level of interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, someone who brings customer focus and has an ability to build strong relationships with the community and key community leaders. It will be essential to have sufficient political nous and governance to navigate through complex situations and relationships to achieve optimal outcomes for the region. This role requires you to have a strong understanding of commercial business drivers, be forward thinking and innovative with an ability to drive initiatives to completion.

With a leadership approach which is inspirational, motivating and engaging, you will derive great satisfaction from coaching, developing, and supporting your team with proven ability to achieve collaboration and cooperation.

Everything NCC does as a city matters deeply to their residents and ratepayers, accordingly you will be a Chief Executive who will enhance the reputation and standing of both the city and the council with every action you take. There is a deliberately high standard for such an essential role in ensuring the future success of this incredible city.

In return, NCC offer the opportunity to work alongside a Mayor, elected Council and an organisation who are all supportive in ensuring the success of the incoming Chief Executive. NCC are looking for someone who has the passion and ability to be worthy of the great role on offer.

Previous senior management experience in local government and knowledge of applicable legislation will be advantageous, but not essential.

INSIDE Recruitment is our recruitment partner for this position and is managing the process. To apply in strict confidence now, click here or call Dale Gray on 09 913 0172. Applications close on Friday 6 November at 5pm. Emails will be electronically acknowledged.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: 5244836

Location: Napier City

Closing Date: Friday, 6 November 2020