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  • Experience in meeting preparation and minute taking
  • Highly organised and a great communicator
  • An understanding of Te Ao Māori, te reo Māori me ona tikanga
  • Computer and technology literate

Toitū te whenua, toitū to moana, toitū te tangata. If the land is well, if the sea is well, the people will thrive.

A few things you should know about Northland Regional Council… we aren’t about parking tickets, roading, building consents or any of that stuff! Our work is ultimately about working together to care for our region’s incredible environment and many communities, matching our skills and resources with the vision and aspirations of our people.

The opportunity awaits…

For a natural born organiser with great attention to detail to bring your experience and enthusiasm to support our council and other governance meetings and processes. Flexibility, teamwork, a commitment to tikanga Māori and good technical skills are key to navigating this essential support role.

You’ll be providing meeting and administrative support, such as agenda and document preparation, meeting logistics (including managing livestreaming and online meetings), minute-taking and other general administration, such as enquiries, purchase orders, correspondence and maintaining records.

You’ll have a ‘can do’ attitude, be confident in communicating with a wide range of people across the council and the community, and be willing to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in!

Are you up for the challenge?

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in an administrative role, ideally with knowledge of local government standing orders and meeting protocols
  • A good understanding of Te Ao Māori and tikanga, and how it applies to support meetings and engagement with tāngata whenua
  • Great organisational skills with the ability to multi-task, plan and manage work processes involving multiple stakeholders to meet deadlines
  • Computer and technology literate, adept in the use of Office 365, running online meetings and livestreaming
  • A strong customer focus, excellent communication/interpersonal skills and ability to keep calm and professional when under pressure
  • A flexible and cooperative attitude with a willingness to get the job done.

We don’t just want someone that CAN do the job, we want someone who has the DRIVE to do a GREAT job and has a passion for what our organisation and values stand for. That’s why at NRC, we understand that sometimes the right person doesn’t ‘tick all the boxes’. If you don’t fit the mould exactly, but truly believe you can bring some valuable experience, dedication and hard work to support our council meetings and processes, then tell us. We’ll consider it.

What’s in it for you?

We’ll pay you to do a job you love, and we also care about our staff. Our team has grown a lot over the years, but our small organisation culture is still here. We celebrate our efforts, share wedding/baby pictures, host many shared morning teas, enjoy outings, annual fishing competitions and brunches, and have a lot of fun together. We have an active social club that comes up with great ideas.

We also walk the talk when it comes to flexible working. We have remote workers, home workers, part time workers, condensed weeks and more. We support our staff during the good and hard times, but if you’re also interested in the tangible stuff, we have that too - check out our benefits here.

What’s next?

Need more information? If so, contact our Acting Marketing and Engagement Manager today.

The work we do really makes a difference and if you are someone who is motivated to contribute to the management of Northland’s environment, check out the position description and apply today.

Applications close on Thursday 16 September 2021 and must be submitted online.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency/citizenship or valid NZ work visa.

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Applications close 16 September 2021

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