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Working at Masterton District Council means being part of a motivated, professional and customer-focused team in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful districts.

Our people are the key to delivering great services for our community and they do everything from building roads to catching roaming dogs and more.

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Library Assistant - Customer Services

Part-Time 20 hours rostered Thursday-Saturday

There’s something great about living and working in Masterton. We can’t tell if it’s the Tararua Ranges that impress our view. Maybe it’s the award-winning parks that provide acres of greenspace right in the heart of town (or the life-style blocks just out of town)? Maybe it’s the commute, or should we say, lack of (no traffic lights here).

It’s like getting a double shot of coffee in the morning when you live here and when you work with Masterton District Council (MDC) to create and support the great space that is called Masterton. Here at MDC we are looking for Library Assistant – Customer Service.

The role includes, but is not limited to:

The role will be responsible for providing a range of services across the customer services team within the Library. This includes the delivery of services at Library service points and undertaking the operational activities necessary to provide access to the Library’s collections and spaces.

  • Providing high quality customer service.
  • Circulation, shelving, displays, helping customers to choose items, and providing computer assistance. These tasks require attention to detail and the ability to perform manual and repetitive tasks while remaining cheerful and willing to assist others.
  • Assisting with a range of collection management and administrative activities.
  • Participating in special projects and programmes to meet the needs of the community.

The key skills and experiences we are looking for include:

  • Previous library experience preferred.
  • Proven customer service experience.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft operating systems.
  • Ability to communicate with customers and staff courteously and effectively and maintain strict confidentiality.

Further information about the role and Council can be found in the position description (PDF, 231KB) and our website. If these sources don’t answer your query, please call Tiffany Rawlings, Library and Archive Manager on 027 497 4761.

What we offer
At MDC we look after our people. Benefits for Council staff include:

  • Five weeks’ annual leave
  • Free parking
  • Developmental opportunities
  • An active social club

You will know that you are making a positive contribution to our amazing community!

Applying
If you believe you have the necessary skills and attributes to be successful in our role, please email us a cover letter and a copy of your CV through to [email protected], before 5:00pm, Wednesday 25 May 2022.

Digital Advisor

There’s something great about living and working in Masterton. We can’t tell if it’s the Tararua Ranges that impress our view. Maybe it’s the award-winning parks that provide acres of greenspace right in the heart of town or the lifestyle blocks just out of town. Maybe it’s the commute, or should we say, lack of (no traffic lights here).

It’s like getting a double shot of coffee in the morning when you live here, and when you work with Masterton District Council (MDC) to create and support our bustling Masterton district and those who call it home.

We are looking for Digital Advisor to join our busy team and help keep our residents and visitors engaged with all the work our council is undertaking and everything we offer.

The role includes, but is not limited to:

  • providing up-to-date advice and direction on the best use of digital communication channels, including social media, web and apps
  • online community manager – planning, developing and managing content for digital channels that will engage our audiences and helping manage Council’s presence on these channels, growing our digital reach to the people we want to engage with, and real-time digital monitoring and management
  • reporting and evaluation on activity and engagement on these channels is also a key part of the role to help the Communication and Engagement measure and report on its overall performance in the digital space.

The key skills and experiences we are looking for include:

  • Relevant degree qualification and/or substantial experience in marketing/digital marketing/communications field.
  • Broad understanding of digital communications technology and channels.
  • Experience growing and managing digital audiences.
  • Developing, monitoring and reporting on digital communications activity.
  • Website development/editing experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience using: Social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn), Campaign Monitor, apps such as Antenno, website development and Google Analytics.
  • Experience shooting and editing video content would be a plus.

Further information about the role and Council can be found in the position description (PDF, 254KB) and our website. If these sources don’t answer your query, please call Communications and Engagement Manager, Matt Boulton on 06 370 6300.

What we offer
At MDC we look after our people. Benefits for Council staff include:

  • Five weeks’ annual leave
  • Medical insurance
  • Free parking
  • Developmental opportunities
  • An active social club

You will know that you are making a positive contribution to our amazing community!

Applying
If you believe you have the necessary skills and attributes to be successful in our role, please email us a cover letter and a copy of your CV through to [email protected], before 5:00pm, Wednesday 25 May 2022.

Project Manager

There’s something great about living and working in Masterton. We can’t tell if it’s the Tararua Ranges that impress our view. Maybe it’s the award-winning parks that provide acres of greenspace right in the heart of town (or the life-style blocks just out of town)? Maybe it’s the commute, or should we say, lack of (no traffic lights here).

It’s like getting a double shot of coffee in the morning when you live here and when you work with Masterton District Council (MDC) to create and support the great space that is called Masterton. Here at MDC we are looking for a Project Manager.

The role includes, but is not limited to:

  • To deliver projects and contracts in an exemplarily manner meeting Council, community and stakeholder expectations in terms of time, cost and quality.
  • To raise the capacity and capability of Council to deliver projects in line with best practice methodology, that is also fit for purpose.
  • To develop and maintain project management documentation across the lifecycle of the project, including the development of business cases and other associated project initiation documentation (PID).
  • Report on all projects through the various stages of planning, procurement and implementation.
  • Be Council’s project management ‘subject matter expert’ and provide project management support and advice to other departments within Council as required by the Senior Leadership Team.

Some key skills and experiences we are looking for include:

  • Degree level tertiary qualification in an engineering, construction, project management or related field or at least 5 years’ proven project management experience at intermediate level and 1-2 years at a senior level.
  • Experienced with the successful delivery of multiple concurrent projects.
  • Knowledge and experience in business planning and project management.
  • Leadership experience building and developing a team, with a strong coaching focus.
  • Demonstrated experience improving processes, systems and functions associated with programme delivery in line with best practice.
  • Proven experience in risk management.
  • A background in Utilities/Infrastructure (desirable).

Further information about the role and Council can be found in the position description (PDF, 241KB) and our website. If these sources don’t answer your query, please call People and Culture Manager, Ben Jessep on 06 370 6300

What we offer
At MDC we look after our people. Benefits for Council staff include:

  • Five weeks’ annual leave
  • Medical insurance
  • Free parking
  • Developmental opportunities
  • An active social club

You will know that you are making a positive contribution to our amazing community!

Applying
If you believe you have the necessary skills and attributes to be successful in our role, please email us a cover letter and a copy of your CV through to [email protected], before 5:00pm, Tuesday 24 May 2022.

Kaitātari Māori Advisor

There’s something great about living and working in Masterton. We can’t tell if it’s the Tararua Ranges that impress our view. Maybe it’s the award-winning parks that provide acres of greenspace right in the heart of town (or the life-style blocks just out of town)? Maybe it’s the commute, or should we say, lack of (no traffic lights here).

It’s like getting a double shot of coffee in the morning when you live here and when you work with Masterton District Council (MDC) to create and support the great space that is called Masterton. Here at MDC we are looking for Kaitātari Māori Advisor.

The role includes, but is not limited to:

  • Support to the Māori liaison Advisor – Kaitakawaenga to improve Councils effectiveness and responsiveness to working in partnership with both Rangitāne o Wairarapa and Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa – the two Wairarapa Rūnanga and the two Wairarapa Post Treaty Settlement Governance entities, Hapū, Marae, and Hapori Māori.
  • Working with the Māori liaison Advisor – Kaitakawaenga and Council Kaumatua to support the delivery of initiatives that integrate tangata whenua values, culture and language into the business of council.

The key skills and experiences we are looking for include:

  • A relevant qualification, or the equivalent significant experience in te reo māori, tikanga Māori and Wairarapa tanga.
  • Experience in working with Iwi, Hapū, Marae and/or Hapori Māori.
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi knowledge and experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā and Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamaki Nui a Rua Treaty Settlements
  • Recognition of the importance of relationships with Iwi, Hapū, Marae and Hapori Māori
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Training facilitation and presenting to groups
  • Ability to synthesise complex technical information into easy to read content
  • A current, full, NZ Driver Licence
  • Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word, PowerPoint and Outlook

Further information about the role and Council can be found in the position description (PDF, 254KB) and our website. If these sources don’t answer your query, please call Māori Liaison Advisor – Kaitakawaenga, Tia Tuuta on 06 370 6300.

What we offer
At MDC we look after our people. Benefits for Council staff include:

  • Five weeks’ annual leave
  • Medical insurance
  • Free parking
  • Developmental opportunities
  • An active social club

You will know that you are making a positive contribution to our amazing community!

Applying
If you believe you have the necessary skills and attributes to be successful in our role, please email us a cover letter and a copy of your CV through to [email protected], before 5:00pm, Monday 23 May 2022.

Our Organisational Values

We are proud of our values which were developed by our people in 2021. We are on a journey to weave them into everything we do here at Masterton District Council.

Our values are our professional compass – steering us towards positive, empathetic interactions with our colleagues and the public. They give us the tools to use when faced with difficult situations or decisions, so we enhance our own mana and that of others.

HĪKINA TE MĀNUKA

Hikina te Manuka

By figuratively lifting the ’mānuka’ we show that we are responding and rising to challenges by being innovative, hard-working, and collaborative.

MANA TĀNGATA

Mana Tanagata

Our organisation recognises the diversity and individuality of each of our staff members. We act with integrity and respect each other’s lived experiences and the value they bring to the workplace.

HE TOA TAKITINI

He Toa Takitini

Every staff member is a crucial part of the team that makes up Masterton District Council. We trust and support each other to succeed by drawing on our collective strengths.

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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