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Chief Executive Officer

Kaipara District Council
New Zealand
On site, no remote
Applications close:
Posted 2 weeks ago
  • A people focussed leader  
  • Committed to the community  
  • Mangawhai or Dargaville based 

Kaipara District is a region built on agriculture and infrastructure. With its coastlines and harbour, Kaipara is growing its reputation as a weekend tourist destination and a place where thriving communities are working together.   

The Kaipara District Council (KDC) is seeking to appoint a local and connected Chief Executive Officer, who will apply a high level of interpersonal and stakeholder management skills as you lead the Council through a period of significant change and reform.  

Reporting to the Mayor and elected members the Chief Executive will need to balance an internal and external focus as build strong relationships with the community and its leaders to create stability and confidence within the KDC and its community, whilst maintaining key relationships with neighbouring councils to drive effective interrelations and collectively navigate upcoming council reforms 

The Chief Executive will develop and lead a successful integration of the Māori ward into governance and the council while facilitating a refined communication strategy to genuinely connect with constituents and effectively communicate the reform changes ensuring alignment of expectations and reality.   

This role requires a strategic thinker who is passionate about the people of Kaipara, someone who can offer agility and flexibility of thought as you collectively problem solve, drive for results, and work together through its challenges. You will have senior management level experience in a complex and political environment, along with the strategic, financial and leadership capabilities that are commensurate with such a role. An ability to provide steadfast leadership to the council as it navigates an ever-changing landscape, that is local government, will be sought after.   

With a leadership approach which is inspirational, motivating and engaging, be ambitious when it comes to coaching, developing, and supporting your team, as you encourage staff to take positive steps to strengthen the council team, enhance operations and create a high performing culture, making KDC an attractive and amazing place to work. As the face of council, you will enjoy engaging with a wide variety of communities and involvement in the Kaipara District.   

Everything KDC does as a district matters deeply to their residents and ratepayers, accordingly you will be a Chief Executive who will enhance the reputation and standing of both the district and the council with every action you take. There is a deliberately high standard for such an essential role in ensuring the future success of this wonderful district.   

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for, please apply now. For more information, contact Dale Gray or Melissa Dick on 09 913 0175 or email [email protected]  Applications close Saturday 15th October

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