Community Development Manager

Our Client

The Grey District Council is a progressive organisation serving a community of approximately 13,000 residents with its boundaries encompassing an area of 3513 square kilometres. The Grey District economy has come a long way since the pioneering days of the 1860s with key industries such as extraction, fishing, manufacturing, agriculture, services and tourism playing major parts. The vision for Grey District Council is for the district to be progressive and sustainable where people want to live, work, play and invest in. For more information, visit:


The Role

Reporting to the CEO, you will lead the Community Development and HR Departments encompassing all aspects of community engagement and management of the Westland Recreation Centre, Spring Creek Pool, Library, and Museum. In addition, you will lead district economic development activities, manage the effective and efficient planning of the Council’s LTP, Annual Plan and reporting processes while ensuring strategic initiatives are planned and successfully deployed.


Your Skills and Experience

To succeed in this role, you will need to be a strategic thinker with proven leadership experience. You will be outcome driven with an innovative streak. A background in community development, excellent communication skills, and exposure to the local government environment are essential to success in this role, as is your ability to engage with your team and community. Ideally you will have a relevant tertiary qualification but of equal importance will be your energy and drive to make a positive impact within your community.

The Grey District is the gateway to the West Coast where the sea, mountains and lakes are only a moment away, combined with its civic infrastructure the district provides an excellent lifestyle option. For more information of the region go to


To Apply

If you are a confident and driven leader who would embrace the opportunity to have a positive influence on the West Coast, please submit your cover letter and CV by selecting the ‘Apply’ button. You will be redirected to the Brannigans website. Please scroll down and click the 'Apply' to get to the Application Form. 

Initial enquiries are welcome by phoning Nick Carter on 03 345 8764 or Sally Goldsmith on 03 345 8761.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: BJAH841553

Location: Grey

Closing Date: Sunday, 11 March 2018