Group Manager - Community Resilience

Permanent Full Time Role

We are the carers for Northland's environment and community. Toitū te whenua, toitū te moana, toitū te tangata. If the land is well, if the sea is well, the people will thrive.

The opportunity awaits…

You will be an active, positive and productive member of our Executive Leadership Team. You will also support the Chief Executive Officer in the delivery of the Council's vision, community outcomes, values, objectives, measures and targets as set out in the Long Term Plan (LTP) and articulated by our Council.

At the heart of this role is the leadership of our community resilience activities - emergency management, maritime, climate change and river management. We need a person who will provide strong leadership, contributing to excellent performance in the provision of our services.

Do you have what it takes?

We are looking for someone who can bring the following to our diverse talent pool:

  • A minimum of eight years in a senior management role
  • A relevant degree qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience
  • A proven track record in positively leading change in a complex organisation
  • Well-developed managerial and leadership skills
  • Working knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and proven experience developing meaningful partnerships with mana whenua
  • Ideally have experience in working for a Regional Council and knowledge of Council laws, regulations and procedures

We don't just want someone that can do the job, we want someone who has the drive to do a great job and has a passion for what our organisation and values stand for. That's why at NRC, we understand that sometimes the right person doesn't ‘tick all the boxes'. If you don't fit the mould exactly, but truly believe you have the skills, experience and vision to lead our team to success, then tell us.

What's in it for you?

We'll pay you to do a job you love, and we care about our staff. Our team has grown a lot over the years, but our small organisation culture is still here. We celebrate our efforts, share wedding/baby pictures, host many shared morning teas, enjoy outings, annual fishing competitions and brunches, and have a lot of fun together. We have an active social club that comes up with great ideas.

What's next?

Need more information? If so, contact our Recruitment Advisor today -

The work we do really makes a difference and if you are someone who is motivated to contribute to the management of Northland's environment, check out the position description and apply today via

Applications close on 5 October, 2022 and must be submitted online via

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency/citizenship or valid NZ work visa.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: 6102776

Location: Whangarei

Closing Date: Wednesday, 5 October 2022