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SENIOR PEOPLE AND CULTURE ADVISOR

There’s more than one reason we were named New Zealand’s ‘Most Beautiful City’ in 2017. The Tararua Ranges soar above the valley, we have beaches that are perfect for swimming and fishing, and our award-winning parks create acres of greenspace in the heart of town. And the commute?  Let’s just say you can be most places inside of 10 minutes in our neck of the woods. Skip sitting at traffic lights (there aren’t any here) and get on with doing the things that make life good.

 

The Position

This full-time, permanent position, based in Masterton is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to take the next step towards management or to further enhance your existing management skills.  This position will allow you the opportunity share your knowledge, experience and advice with the goal of professionally and personally developing those in the team.

The Senior HR & OD Adviser is a trusted business partner to people leaders at Council and contributes to a positive and engaged culture by providing quality, timely, human resource advice and support that is in line with statutory requirements.  The Senior Adviser contributes to overall MDC success by supporting the People and Capability Manager and the organisation with sound HR advice and guidance on operational and strategic people matters.

In addition, the Senior Adviser will assist the manager through leading the development and implementation of assigned projects and/or key pieces of work and other strategies and initiatives which increase the understanding of and reinforce the Council’s culture, values, and goals. A key component of the role will be to provide end to end support for staff surveys, including developing engagement survey action plans and associated reporting against action plans.

 

More Information

At MDC we look after our people. We offer five weeks’ annual leave, medical insurance, and more (we even have free parking), and we actively invest in the development of our staff. You will know that you are making a positive contribution to our amazing community!

For more information about this role, please see the position description (PDF 125KB), or you can email [email protected].

How to apply

If you believe you have the skills and attributes we are looking for please send a covering email and a copy of your CV to [email protected]

Applications close 5:00pm, Wednesday 27 October 2021.

Applicants must be a New Zealand Citizen/Resident or who have already secured the right to work permanently in New Zealand and hold a valid visa.

HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELLBEING ADVISOR

There’s more than one reason we were named New Zealand’s ‘Most Beautiful City’ in 2017. The Tararua Ranges soar above the valley, we have beaches that are perfect for swimming and fishing, and our award-winning parks create acres of greenspace in the heart of town. And the commute?  Let’s just say you can be most places inside of 10 minutes in our neck of the woods. Skip sitting at traffic lights (there aren’t any here) and get on with doing the things that make life good.

 

The Position

This full-time, permanent position, based in Masterton, is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to take their skills and experience to the next level.  This is not an entry level position but neither does it require significant specialist knowledge.  We are looking for someone who has had experience in a role that incorporates some health and safety activities and can grow into this role.  Training will be provided to the successful applicant if required. 

 Specifically, you with be tasked with:

  • Leading the delivery and ongoing development of the Health and Safety Strategy to embed a culture of health and safety throughout the Council and ensure compliance with regulatory obligations.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of the Wellbeing Strategy through positive staff engagement, authentic functional leadership, and progressive policy that fosters a healthy, resilient, and high performing team.

More Information

At MDC we look after our people. We offer five weeks’ annual leave, medical insurance, and more (we even have free parking), and we actively invest in the development of our staff. You will know that you are making a positive contribution to our amazing community!

For more information about this role, please see the position description (PDF 120KB), or you can email [email protected].

 

How to apply

If you believe you have the skills and attributes we are looking for please send a covering email and a copy of your CV to [email protected]

Applications close 5:00pm, Wednesday 27 October 2021.

Applicants must be a New Zealand Citizen/Resident or who have already secured the right to work permanently in New Zealand and hold a valid visa.

SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT

An exciting opportunity awaits the right candidate for this full-time, permanent position based in Masterton.  We are currently looking for a Senior Policy Advisor: Climate Change and Environment to join our Policy team.

In this position you will be responsible for the delivery of Council’s climate change and environment work programme as well as leading and supporting the wider policy work programme that includes the development, review and monitoring of key Council and community policies, strategies, and bylaws.

Key requirements of the role

  • Experience in working on climate change and environment related projects/initiatives
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi relevant to the work being undertaken
  • A relevant tertiary qualification(s) and/or experience in a relevant field
  • Proven skills in relationship-building and working successfully in partnership with others
  • Experience working with Iwi, Hapū, Marae, and Hapori Māori would be an advantage
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good understanding of the Local Government Act (2002) and/or ability to interpret legislation

More Information

At Masterton District Council we look after our people. We offer five weeks’ annual leave, health insurance, and more (we even have free parking), and we actively invest in the development of our staff. You will know that you are making a positive contribution to our amazing community!

For more information, please see the position description (PDF, 215KB), or call 06 370 6300, and ask for Nerissa Aramakutu, Policy Manager.

How to apply

If you believe you have the skills and attributes we are looking for, please send a covering email and a copy of your CV to [email protected]

Applications close 5:00pm, Monday 11 October 2021.

Applicants must be a New Zealand Citizen/Resident or people who have already secured the right to work permanently in New Zealand and hold a valid visa.

 

COMMUNITY ACTIVATOR

Work in a tight-knit team to deliver great Community projects and events, and work out in the community. Get 5 week’s annual leave and more!

There’s more than one reason we were named New Zealand’s ‘Most Beautiful City’ in 2017. The Tararua Ranges soar above the valley, we have beaches that are perfect for swimming and fishing, and our award-winning parks create acres of greenspace in the heart of town. And the commute? Let’s just say you can be most places within 10 minutes in our neck of the woods. Skip sitting at traffic lights, (there aren’t any here,) and get on with doing the things that make life good.

An exciting opportunity awaits the right candidate for this full-time, permanent position based in Masterton.  We are currently looking for a Community Activator to join our Community Development team.

In this position you will be responsible for building relationships with the public and other stakeholders and utilising these relationships to develop the community and progress Council projects in the community. The role also includes high quality event management.

Key requirements of the role

  • A relevant tertiary qualification(s) and/or experience in a relevant field
  • Ability to develop and maintain key relationships
  • An understanding of community led development principles and practice
  • Demonstrated consultation, collaboration, and negotiation skills
  • An understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi is desirable

More Information

At Masterton District Council we look after our people. We offer five weeks’ annual leave, health insurance, and more (we even have free parking), and we actively invest in the development of our staff. You will know that you are making a positive contribution to our amazing community!

For more information, please see the position description (PDF, 188KB) or email [email protected]

How to apply

If you believe you have the skills and attributes we are looking for, please send a covering email and a copy of your CV to [email protected]

Applications close 5:00pm, Monday 11 October 2021.

Applicants must be a New Zealand Citizen/Resident or who have already secured the right to work permanently in New Zealand and hold a valid visa.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TEAM LEADER

Work in a tight-knit team to deliver great Community projects and events, and work out in the community. Get 5 week’s annual leave and more!

There’s more than one reason we were named New Zealand’s ‘Most Beautiful City’ in 2017. The Tararua Ranges soar above the valley, we have beaches that are perfect for swimming and fishing, and our award-winning parks create acres of greenspace in the heart of town. And the commute? Let’s just say you can be most places within 10 minutes in our neck of the woods. Skip sitting at traffic lights, (there aren’t any here,) and get on with doing the things that make life good.

The Position

An exciting opportunity awaits the right candidate for this full-time, permanent position based in Masterton.  We are currently looking for a Community Development Team Leader to head our Community Development team.

In this position you will be responsible for leading community initiatives, providing advice and support to residents and community organisations, and various other stakeholders. This includes community-led projects and youth development. You will use your relationship skills to build a network of organisations and people to work towards the common goal of community improvement.

Your leadership skills and experience will be put to great use as you lead this small team of five, developing and coaching them to build their skills and contribute towards the work of Council.

Key requirements for the role

  • A relevant tertiary qualification(s) and/or 5+ years’ experience in a relevant field
  • Ability to develop and maintain key relationships
  • A thorough understanding of community led development principles and practice
  • Proven leadership and mentoring skills
  • Demonstrated consultation, collaboration, and negotiation skills
  • An understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi is desirable
  • Experience in local government is preferred

More Information

At Masterton District Council we look after our people. We offer five weeks’ annual leave, health insurance, and more (we even have free parking), and we actively invest in the development of our staff. You will know that you are making a positive contribution to our amazing community!

For more information, please see the position description (PDF, 197KB) or email [email protected]

How to apply

If you believe you have the skills and attributes we are looking for please send a covering email and a copy of your CV to [email protected]

Applications close 5:00pm, Monday 18 October 2021.

Applicants must be a New Zealand Citizen/Resident or who have already secured the right to work permanently in New Zealand and hold a valid visa.

 

ASSET OFFICER

Work in a cool little team and help keep Council Facilities current. Building (or other relevant) experience needed. Five weeks annual leave and more!

There’s more than one reason we were named New Zealand’s ‘Most Beautiful City’ in 2017. The Tararua Ranges soar above the valley, we have beaches that are perfect for swimming and fishing, and our award-winning parks create acres of greenspace in the heart of town. And the commute? Let’s just say you can be most places inside of 10 minutes in our neck of the woods. Skip sitting at traffic lights (there aren’t any here) and get on with doing the things that make life good.

The role

An exciting opportunity awaits the right candidate for this full-time, permanent position based in Masterton.  The Properties and Facilities Team are recruiting for an Asset Officer to join their small and friendly team at Masterton District Council.

This position is responsible for managing Council assets in the form of maintaining, upgrading, and replacing Council built assets and structures and ensures that Council facilities are compliant with current building codes (e.g. seismic performance). Relationship building and contractor management are key elements to this role which provides plenty of variety with interesting and challenging opportunities and working with colleagues focused on making a difference.

Key requirements of the role

  • 10+ years building industry experience, including contractor and project management
  • A tertiary quality in construction, engineering, building systems, or a relevant field
  • Demonstrated asset management/maintenance experience
  • Computer literate with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to plan, prioritise, and undertake your own work
  • A customer focused, can-do attitude

More Information

At MDC we look after our people. We offer five weeks’ annual leave, medical insurance, and more (we even have free parking), and we actively invest in the development of our staff. You will know that you are making a positive contribution to our amazing community!

For more information, please see the position description (PDF, 201KB), or call 06 370 6300, and ask for Audrey Dench, Properties and Facilities Manager.

How to apply

If you believe you have the skills and attributes we are looking for, please send a covering email and a copy of your CV to [email protected]

Applications close 5:00pm, Monday 18 October 2021.

Applicants must be a New Zealand Citizen/Resident or who have already secured the right to work permanently in New Zealand and hold a valid visa.

 

SENIOR ASSETS AND PROJECTS ADVISOR

Manage Assets and GIS information. Help deliver projects for Masterton. 1 direct report. Five weeks’ annual leave.

Fixed Term – 1 Year

There’s more than one reason we were named New Zealand’s ‘Most Beautiful City’ in 2017. The Tararua Ranges soar above the valley, we have beaches that are perfect for swimming and fishing, and our award-winning parks create acres of greenspace in the heart of town. And the commute?  Let’s just say you can be most places inside of 10 minutes in our neck of the woods. Skip sitting at traffic lights (there aren’t any here) and get on with doing the things that make life good.

The Position

This full-time, fixed term position, based in Masterton, is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to take their first step towards management or to further enhance your existing management skills.  We are currently on the hunt for a Senior Assets and Projects Advisor to join our small, friendly Project Delivery and Assets team. This position will allow you the opportunity to ensure that appropriate leadership is provided to the team and will also allow you to share your knowledge, experience and advice with the goal of professionally and personally developing those in the team.

If successful you will use your knowledge, skills, and experience to provide valuable assistance to Council with some exciting high profile infrastructure projects.  In addition, in this position you will be responsible for coordinating and managing Council’s asset management function to effectively support the strategic development of Council’s assets.  This will be achieved by developing and maintaining high-quality asset management systems and processes that enable the provision of accurate information and data.  You will provide advice to various stakeholders that supports planning, policy, and reporting processes to maximise assets and will also deliver projects and contracts meeting Council and stakeholder expectations in terms of time, cost, and quality.

More Information

At MDC we look after our people. We offer five weeks’ annual leave, medical insurance, and more (we even have free parking), and we actively invest in the development of our staff. You will know that you are making a positive contribution to our amazing community!

For more information about this role, please see the position description (PDF 206KB), or you can email [email protected].

How to apply

If you believe you have the skills and attributes we are looking for please send a covering email and a copy of your CV to [email protected]

Applications close 5:00pm, Wednesday 13 October 2021.

Applicants must be a New Zealand Citizen/Resident or who have already secured the right to work permanently in New Zealand and hold a valid visa.

Digitisation Administrator

Masterton District Council is currently working on a project which involves digitising a large number of hard copy records. To deliver the project on time we are currently looking for additional part-time staff to join the existing team on a fixed-term arrangement until the end of 4 Mar 2022.

Key responsibilities of the role

  • Preparing hard copy information for electronic scanning including sorting and production of cover sheets;
  • Scanning documentation and checking scan quality;
  • Checking for errors in the electronic copy that may have occurred and making corrections.

To perform successfully in the role you will need to have sound computer skills and the ability to enter data and information correctly.

Attention to detail is also a key aspect of the role so that you can be confident that information has been entered accurately.

You will be committed to completing tasks to the expected standard and in line with set procedures.  You will also be a respectful member of the team who values being part of a busy environment and contributing to the success of the team’s objective.

How to apply

If you believe you have the skills and attributes we are looking for please send a covering email and a copy of your CV to [email protected]

Application close 5pm, Wednesday 20 October 2021.

Applicants must already have the right to legally work in New Zealand.

 

Beautiful Masterton

In Masterton people enjoy an outdoor lifestyle with a great climate and access to amazing natural resources. Lakes, rivers, surf beaches and mountains make our district an adventurer’s paradise.

In 2017 we were voted New Zealand’s Most Beautiful City, an honour we are proud to have achieved against strong competition from Tauranga and Napier. In fact, the judges said Masterton’s entry blew them away with its wide range of environmental and heritage conservation projects, and the strength of the community engagement “with numerous community groups working hard to make the city a safer and more beautiful community”.

Masterton offers easy living without compromising on access to resources such as great education opportunities for all ages. Our residents also run lots of active clubs and organisations that are always welcoming new members so there are lots of options for new or existing hobbies.

With a mixture of big-box retailers and small independent stores, you can buy almost anything you need from custard squares at a ‘bakery of the year’ award-winning cafe, to top designer brands like Kow Tow in the Kuripuni Shopping Village. With two cinemas, two theatres and lots of restaurants you won’t be lost for entertainment. We play host to huge events such as Wings over Wairarapa, the Balloon Fiesta and Wine and Food Festivals every year to keep your social calendar packed and the family busy.

Speculative Applications

We don’t always have roles available but we are always keen to hear from awesome people. You can send a speculative CV in the form below. This will be stored by our People and Capability team and if a job opens up that matches your skills, they’ll get in touch. Fill out the form below or send us an email.

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