Democracy Advisor


Permanent Full Time

We're transforming our organisation because the world is changing.

Democracy Services has refocused the way we deliver services to our customers and contribute to the Council's outcomes. We are building a high performing team which will use a combination of governance expertise and technical knowledge to deliver high quality and timely advice and services to both our internal and external customers.

A key focus of the Democracy team is to deliver Council and Committee support. The Democracy team is the point of contact for consistent advice on core democracy processes to Executive Leadership team, report writers, chairpersons and committees. You'll be talking the language of Standing Orders, Code of Conduct, Local Government Act, LGOIMA, Members Interest Act.

Democracy Advisors facilitate the management of Council, committees and support to chairpersons to ensure core democratic services are delivered. There are two new Democracy Advisor roles available in the team.

The successful people will need to build strong relationships and work closely with the report writers and Executive Leadership Team to understand their priorities, needs and preferred way of working. Our environment is very busy with a huge breadth of activity, we are looking for individuals with a can-do attitude and ability to work effectively under pressure.

A relevant tertiary qualification in law, commerce, public policy or political science is preferred. Experience in a board or committee support role is essential, preferably in a governance context.

A job description is available on the Wellington City Council careers site.

For more information please contact Crispian Franklin, Governance Team Leader, on 04 803 8614.

Applications close Wednesday, 26 July 2017.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site www.careers.wellington.govt.nz/home and enter the job code 14465LGC.

We're looking for people who share our passion for Wellington and have the same values that we do - to make our city an even better place to live and work.

Location: Wellington City

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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Job no: GNAO740595