Democracy Advisor

Waikato District Council is looking for people who embody our Do It Right values. We need people who aren't afraid of getting stuck in, who can fit right into our innovative and community-focused organisation. The Waikato district needs us to deliver our vision of creating Liveable, Thriving and Connected Communities. Can you help?

Who are we looking for

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, proactive individual to join our Democracy team. We need someone who has an eye for detail and can apply political nous in providing timely, accurate advice to our customers.

You will be able to prioritise effectively to meet multiple deadlines, and work collaboratively with colleagues, elected members and the public to meet our team objectives. You'll be keen to constructively contribute to change as we look to improve how we deliver services to, and for, the organisation. Experienced in preparing and understanding formal protocols for meetings (e.g. Standing Orders), you'll have exceptional written and verbal communication skills and you will be organised and confident

As part of our small, but dynamic, team, you'll be the lead advisor for a number of our Council committees and community boards, as well as working on key governance projects such as conflicts of interest, delegations and elections. An ability to research and advise on key legislation will be an advantage!

So if you have the experience and a 'get up and go', friendly approach to all you do, and want some fun along the way, we would love to hear from you.

Why join our team

Our head office is based in Ngaruawahia, just 10 minutes from Hamilton. You've got the benefits of an easy commute, free parking, work-life balance and the chance to hit the Hakarimatas on your lunch break. Come join us!

Applications close: 11:55pm on Friday, 6 September 2019.

To apply for this job, please go online to and enter the job code 10283LGC


Permanent Full Time

Job no: HNAJ944749

Location: Waikato District

Closing Date: Friday, 6 September 2019