Do you need a change in career?Do you have great negotiation, persuasion and communication skills?A focus on technical details?SWDC are looking for a Legal Services Administrator. Experience with contracts, property management, tenancies and leases, and procurement would be an advantage.This role is exciting and has variety - refer to the Job Description attached. Administration of Council contracts, purchasing and property leases, preparing a variety of legal documentation including rating sales, Council property sales and purchases, easements, temporary road closures and a variety of other tasks. You will need to work with the property team, parks and reserves team, other staff and liaise with external Solicitors.If this ignites a spark in you - we would like to hear from you.
Are you digitally-savvy and passionate about showing others how to access and use the digital world? This new role within the Whakatane District Libraries team offers an opportunity to create a foundation to support and enable our communities to make the most of the online world, and the library's growing digital resources and services.This is an exciting time to join a forward-thinking team focused on service and innovation as we continue to make a positive impact in our communities. If this role sounds like you, read the position description, complete the application and demonstrate your creative technical skills by sending us your digital pitch, illustrating how you can add value to our services.Key skills and responsibilities for this position include:The ability to plan and deliver successful digital educational public programmesCommunity engagement capabilitiesThe ability to work collaboratively to achieve objectivesThe ability to identify and develop potential funding partnerships and opportunitiesMaintaining excellent customer serviceSupport the daily operations of the district libraries.Availability to work rostered weekends is essential and knowledge of the library industry would be advantageous.We offer potential candidates the opportunity to work as part of a motivated, professional and community-focused team in one of New Zealand's sunniest locations. You will be working with talented and enthusiastic people who like to have fun and enjoy our spectacular natural environment.For an appreciation of what the Whakatane District has to offer, visit www.whakatane.com.
South Waikato District Council owns, leases and manages a diverse range of community assets. We are looking for a Property Officer to join our Property Services Department to assist us with the management of our property portfolio. The role includes; lease/tenancy management, facilities management, contract management, overseeing maintenance and capital projects and managing customer relationships within the department. This role is not for the faint hearted and no two days are the same. With conflicting pressures and deadlines, along with high customer expectations, you must be able to work well under pressure and communicate effectively across all areas of the business. For full details please refer to the job description.To be successful in this role you will ideally have;Experience in some or all aspects of property management in the broad sense and the aptitude and attitude to learn new skills as required for the roleThe ability to demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and oral and a high level of customer serviceA can do attitude with the commitment and drive to contribute to our organisational and department goalsThe skills to be a well organised team player who can work both autonomously and collaboratively as a team memberIf this sounds like you then we would welcome your application.
Some places just offer more of what really counts and the South Taranaki district is a perfect example. Our district has some of the most spectacular scenery in the world - situated next to Mt Taranaki's majestic mountain and the rugged coastline of the Tasman Sea.The South Taranaki District Council is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person with plenty of initiative to help provide a high quality, friendly service to all visitors at the Manaia LibraryPlus.Are you cheerful, pleasant and have a great sense of humour?Can you do five things at once and still have a smile on your face?Can you:Make a giraffe out of cardboard and glue?Soothe a tired toddler, or a worried adult?Imagine working in very busy library with variety plus?Do you:Work well with teenagers?Enjoy interacting with people of all ages?Have excellent keyboard skills and a desire to share knowledge and information?Are you:Self motivated?Good with numbers?Comfortable working as part of a small team?If you answered yes to all the above, we'd like to talk to you.The LibraryPlus Officer position is responsible for ensuring that customers are provided with the information they require in a friendly and efficient manner while enjoying a great experience during their visit to the library. An excellent standard of customer service and an ability to communicate well with all types of people from various backgrounds and cultures is essential. Computer skills, particularly with Microsoft software, are also necessary.For the last eight years our Council has been one of NZ's "Best Places to Work" so it goes without saying that you will be working for a values-based organisation with high standards and a strong sense of family that is proud to serve its communities. If you would like to join NZ's most "Can Do Council" you can apply on line through our website www.southtaranaki.comApplications close at 4 pm on Friday 18 August 2017.
Our visitor information centres provide an important first point of contact for our national and international visitors, along with assisting our locals. We are looking for an outgoing, vivacious travel consultant (salesperson) who will provide an outstanding service to promote Whangarei and sell our visitor experiences.You will rotate working between our two information centres (Tarewa Park i-SITE and Te Manawa - The Hub, Town Basin) and must be prepared to work within a 7 day roster including public holidays, so flexibility is a must.To be considered for this position, you will have:a real passion for Whangareiexemplary sales and customer service experienceexcellent people skills and be well presentedknowledge of Whangarei District, Northland and New Zealand as a visitor destinationgood written and oral communicationaccuracy with figures and efficient cash handling experienceability to work without supervision and cope under pressureflexibility to work within a 7 day rosterIn addition, a National Certificate in Travel or Tourism, or industry or sales experience would be an advantage.Whangarei is emerging as a cosmopolitan centre with a community and business hub that supports a diversity of residents and visitors. The district's extensive coastline boasts some of the most exquisite beaches and isolated island hideaways, while the wide-reaching farmlands extend into small rural settlements. When combined with the demands of urban growth the variety of our work at Council keeps us challenged and keen for more.If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources team on: (09) 430 4200 or 0800 932 463.
The Customer Services Contact Centre provides the Upper Hutt City Council with its first face to face, telephone and email point of contact with the citizens of Upper Hutt. We are looking for somebody who will be based in our reception, to provide exceptional Customer Service to the public of Upper Hutt City.To be successful in this role you will need to have:The capability to deal with the public in a confident, calm and friendly manner, to represent the Council professionally.Have a courteous manner and be tactful, efficient and co-operative in dealing with members of staff, Councillors and the public.Outstanding customer service skills and the ability to listen to and question customers to discover their needs.Ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as part of a team.Meticulous in attention to detail and proficient in computer operations such as data entry, record maintenance and the generation of statistics and reports.Effective computer skills in Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook products and the ability to adapt to new computer programs (especially spreadsheets and databases) easily.Have confidence in dealing with tradespeople/contractors.Outstanding customer service and interpersonal skills.Experience in Eftpos transactions and cash handling.Applications close 4 pm, 18 August 2017.Please note you must have the legal right to work in NZ to be considered for this position.
Located to the south of Christchurch, the Selwyn District is the second fastest growing community in New Zealand. We have a fantastic quality of life, great communities and thriving businesses. It is a great place to live, work and play. The Selwyn District Council works actively with our residents to maintain and enhance these enduring qualities, and to plan for our promising future.We are looking for a well organised and customer focused Reserves Officer to join our team and ensure a level of service in the upkeep, and maintenance of the reserves district wide.Reporting to the Reserves Operations Manager you will be responsible for coordinating maintenance projects, auditing works undertaken by the Reserves Contractor and completing inspections of Council's reserves including forestry land, gravel pits and other properties. You will liaise with property neighbours, contractors and other Council staff, respond to customer service requests and provide input into the development of the reserve maintenance work programmes.The successful candidate will have a tertiary qualification in Parks and Recreation, Property or other related area alongside at least three years technical experience working with open space, property or facilities. You will have be a great problem solver and be confident making effective and timely decisions.If you're someone who prides themselves on working successfully within a team whilst bringing a positive and willing attitude to your work then we want to hear from you!
Located to the south of Christchurch, the Selwyn District is the second the fastest growing community in New Zealand. We have a fantastic quality of life, great communities and thriving businesses. It is a great place to live, work and play. The Selwyn District Council works actively with our residents to maintain and enhance these enduring qualities, and to plan for our promising future.We currently have a great opportunity for a Facilities Support Officer to join our Property and Commercial Team.As the Facilities Support Officer you will be assisting our Projects and Facilities Teams to ensure existing infrastructure, fixed plant, buildings and land are maintained and functioning for day to day operations; along with supporting development of contract services for sports, and providing advice to local committees on maintenance and operations.The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of facilities grounds maintenance services industry practice, be familiar with the current Building Act and Code as well as the Health and Safety in Employment Act, along with having experience managing contracts and budgets.You will have the ability to confidently communicate and build relationships with a wide range of people, always maintaining a strong sense of customer focus. You'll be adaptable, able to work under pressure and hold a good level of computer literacy.If you're looking for a varied role where you can make a positive impact in our communities then apply now!
The Waimakariri District Council currently operates high quality aquatic facilities in the North Canterbury region including Dudley Park Aquatic Centre, Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre and Oxford Community Aquatic Centre, enabling the Council to offer industry leading aquatic programmes and recreational opportunities.The Councils' aquatic facilities are committed to providing a high level of customer experience to a wide range of users, and ensuring that each facility is being utilised to its full potential providing the highest value possible to our communities.To assist with this, the Council is currently seeking applications for an Assistant Coach for a 3 month fixed term period from October to December 2017 to work with our other coaches of the WaiSwim programme.This position is responsible for the implementation of designated WaiSwim coaching programmes delivered at Dudley Park Aquatic Centre and Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre.The WaiSwim programme is a nationally recognised Learn to Swim and Coaching programme. We are looking for a person with previous coaching experience, a high level of knowledge around swimming techniques who is self motivated and has excellent time management and organisational skills.Ultimately you will hold a nationally recognised coaching/teaching qualification or an overseas equivalent.For more information about this position please contact Tina Brough at Dudley Park Aquatic Centre, Rangiora 311 8905The Council is an equal opportunities employer.Please note: Short-listed applicants must be prepared to complete a swim test and undergo both Police Vetting and pre-employment drug and Alcohol testing.
It's an exciting time to be joining the Whangarei District Council. A recent review of our organisation has led to a number of new opportunities for skilled and qualified people eager to make a valuable contribution helping to shape the Whangarei District and support the communities that reside within it.The position of Team Leader - Rates in the newly formed Revenue Department is a critical role that will provide leadership to the Rates team and lead the operation of Council's rating processes and systems including policy, transactions, data, budgeting, modelling and collection.The successful candidate will oversee the development of Council's rating policy in line with any changes to legislation or any other factors ensuring the impact of any changes to policy are understood by relevant parties, and processes and procedures are amended accordingly. In addition, they will liaise and consult with other local authorities and public bodies regarding policy and other relevant matters, including future provision of rating shared services. Responsibility for the co-ordination of the annual process for setting of rates and ensuring all rating functions are compliant with appropriate legislation, policy and procedures means familarisation with some or all of the following would be a distinct advantage:Local Government Act 2002Local Government (Rating) Act 2002Rating Valuation Act 1998Rates Rebate Act 1973Revenue and Financing PolicyFinancial Delegations PolicyRating Valuation Rules 2008Annual or Long Term Plan Funding Impact StatementRates ResolutionDebt Collection PolicyValuation provider contractNRC rating services agreementIn order to secure this exciting new opportunity with us you will need to demonstrate:Knowledge of the Local Government (Rating) Act and other relevant legislationThe ability to make sound decisions especially in situations where rules and legislation are open to interpretationExperience working with local government rating policy and processes with database administrationThe ability to influence others through development of strong working relationships and provision of clear well thought out adviceThe ability to lead and empower staff to make sound decisions in line with legislation and strategic objectivesThe ability to effectively co-ordinate work flows to ensure timeframes are met and work is distributed appropriately.Whangarei is a district on the rise. It is Northland's only city and largest commercial centre. Nestled between the forest clad hills at the heart of the beautiful Whangarei Harbour, nowhere in the district is more than 40 kilometres away from our spectacular coastline and commuting to WDC's CBD location is a breeze.At Whangarei District Council we take our reputation as a lifestyle destination seriously and consider a range of flexible working and work/life balance options for those that want to work in a professional and progressive environment while still having the time to take advantage of everything our district offers. We provide a competitive salary, a supportive learning environment and the opportunity to work with a team initiating, building and operating innovative and challenging projects.With median house prices currently at around $430,000, reputable schools, an outstanding natural environment and great, constantly developing facilities, there's a lot that'll make you 'Love it Here!'If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources team on: (09) 430 4200 or 0800 932 463.