General Manager Community Services


Tauranga is New Zealand’s fifth largest city, and one of the fastest growing in the country.

Offering locals a great lifestyle living by the beach, as well as the entertainment, dining and shopping opportunities you expect to see in a cosmopolitan city, it’s easy to see why people from all around the world want to call Tauranga home.

Tauranga City Council serves more than 135,000 residents. We’re expecting that to grow to 187,000 residents by 2050. That’s a lot more people needing us to deliver a high standard of infrastructure, services and investment.

Our rapid growth brings many challenges. We need a fresh approach to our business to meet the challenges head-on, and create the city our community deserves.

Join our leadership team, and play your part in shaping the future of our city.

We’re looking for outstanding people to come and work for our community, delivering the services they need now, and developing a better future. Working here will challenge your thinking and test your resilience. You need to be politically astute and ready to make the hard calls. Most of all, you need to be able to work with your colleagues as a united team, to drive the change Tauranga needs.

Proven leadership and experience in a dynamic, multi-faceted public or private sector environment, working with staff, politicians and community is essential for success in any of these roles.

Are you up for it?

This role reports to the Chief Executive and is responsible for building an organisation that partners with the community and delivers services to do with parks, libraries, the arts, social development and emergency management that reflect and enhance the aspirations of the community.

A senior leadership background in community development and complex capital and work programmes is important, as is the ability to develop partnerships and develop superior levels of organisation/community cohesion. 

To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover letter and CV to cvakl@sheffield.co.nz quoting 340411lgj. Applications close on 18 February 2019. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

To view a position description, please visit the Job Search page at www.sheffield.co.nz.

For more information please phone Raewyn Brown on 021 917 203 or Ian Taylor on 09 367 1501.

 

 

 

 

Permanent Full Time

Job no: 340411lgj

Location: Tauranga

Closing Date: Monday, 18 February 2019