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Director - Corporate Services

A unique opportunity has arisen in the heart of Taranaki for the right leader to become our Director of Corporate Services. Stratford District Council has a permanent full time vacancy for the right person to lead the department and be a part of an invigorated new team.

The Director, reporting directly to the Chief Executive and working closely with the Mayor and Elected Members is responsible for the provision of financial, and policy and strategy advice and management of financial planning, budgeting and performance monitoring. In addition, provision and management of information management and technology to all areas of council, including the commercial businesses and CCO of Council is also within the scope of this role.

Applicants should have a relevant tertiary qualification and have strengths in areas of financial, operational and corporate management. It is expected that the right candidate will be at home with managing a varied team, that includes responsibilities for information management and technology, and provision of advice on statutory requirements and associated local government acts, rules and regulations. Being a Chartered Accountant (or having relevant skills and qualification for registering as a CA) is a non-negotiable.

Essential to this role is the ability to make informed decisions, have good communication skills and the ability to engage with key stakeholders. It goes without saying that you will be an engaging leader with a track record of leading great teams.

In return, we offer a great opportunity to be a part of a forward thinking close knit team in the heart of the region like no other, voted second best destination in the world by the Lonely Planet.

If you are a seasoned people leader ready to tackle a new challenge, or a manager in a similar role in local government looking for your next career progression step we would love to hear from you.
You must be a New Zealand resident currently residing in New Zealand to be eligible to apply for this position.

An Individual Employment Agreement will be negotiated with the successful applicant. An application pack can be found here or collected from the Council office or by phoning (06) 765 6099. Your Curriculum Vitae and completed Application Form should be addressed to:

Executive Administration Officer
Stratford District Council
P O Box 320
STRATFORD 4352

and clearly marked "Director – Corporate Services” Applications must be received no later than 4.30 pm on Friday 15 December 2017.

Stratford District Council is an Equal Employment Opportunities Employer

 

Building Control Officer 

•Are you great at working with people?
•Do you have a background in the building industry or local government building control?
•Do you have a good understanding of systems and procedures?
If you answered “Yes” then we have the job for you!
Stratford District Council is looking for capable and enthusiastic person to be our Building Control Officer.
You will:
•work as part of a small team but have autonomy commensurate with experience.
•be responsible for all aspects of processing building consent applications and Building Actresponsibilities.
•deal with building and plumbing/drainage issues.
•carry out inspections.
This is an opportunity to work with a small, supportive and dynamic team in a position that offers variety and challenge.
We here at Stratford District Council are customer focused and give a high level of service.
Stratford, the gateway to the beautiful Mt Taranaki, has everything you need within easy reach, a friendly community and a lifestyle envied by many.

An Individual Employment Agreement will be negotiated with the successful applicant. An application pack can be found here or collected from the Council office or by phoning (06) 765 6099. Your Curriculum Vitae and completed Application Form should be addressed to:
The Executive Administration Officer
Stratford District Council
P O Box 320
STRATFORD 4352
and clearly marked "Building Control Officer". Applications must be received no later than 4.30pm Friday 15 December 2017. Stratford District Council is an Equal Employment Opportunities Employer

 

Planner (Fixed Term)

• Are you great at working with people?
• Do you have a background in planning or resource management?
• Do you have a good understanding of systems and procedures?
If you answered “Yes” then we have the job for you!


Stratford District Council is looking for a capable and enthusiastic person to fill a fixed term planning position, as the incumbent is about to go on maternity leave.
You will:
• Under the supervision of the Director Environmental Services, assess and make recommendations on resource consents.
• Adopt an integrated approach to the processing of building consents and resource consenting functions.
• Deal with resource management enquiries from the public.
• Be a fresh set of eyes to district plan or general bylaw issues as they arise.
This is an opportunity to work with a small, supportive and dynamic team in a position that offers variety and challenge.
We here at Stratford District Council are customer focused and give a high level of service.

Stratford, the gateway to the beautiful Mt Taranaki, has everything you need within easy reach, a friendly community and a lifestyle envied by many.
An Individual Employment Agreement will be negotiated with the successful applicant. An application pack can be found here or be collected from the Council office or by phoning (06) 765 6099. Your Curriculum Vitae and completed Application Form should be addressed to:
The Executive Administration Officer
Stratford District Council
P O Box 320
STRATFORD 4352
and clearly marked "Planner Fixed Term". Applications must be received no later than 4.30 pm on Friday 15 December 2017.
Stratford District Council is an Equal Employment Opportunities Employer

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