General Manager - Corporate Services

Job No: FNDC42834
Location: The current location is Kaikohe

Creating Great Places, Supporting our People

The Far North District Council is on a transformation journey to become one of the regions most sought after and valued employers – we value manaakitanga, integrity and professionalism in delivering outstanding value to our customers and the community

About the role

We are looking to appoint a motivated and passionate professional to support the council.  The mandate is to lead and take ownership of implementing and delivering the organisation’s strategic vision in the following areas:

  • financial strategy and performance,
  • digital transformation of processes and records,
  • review of internal service delivery
  • high quality governance and administrative support services to the Mayor, Council and Community Boards.

 There is an on-going requirement to ensure a continued focus on improving business performance and quality outcomes within this complex and multi-disciplined environment. Equally important will be developing the leadership capability of yourself and your direct reports.

 This role will drive collaboration within the council along with other neighbouring councils and external stakeholder groups with a purpose to strengthen these working relationships.


About you

This key leadership role requires an experienced professional who brings an authentic, visionary and inspirational leadership style to a high performing organisation. This digital transformation is already underway so you will thrive in an environment that is primed for transformational change.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the passion, ‘mana” and credibility to translate the needs of diverse groups, and then motivate, manage and unify teams to meet these needs. You will possess strong business acumen, a commitment to making our business practices more professional, cost effective and customer focused.  Your highly adept communication and relationship building skills will ensure your success within the role.

It is expected that the applicant will have an appropriate financial tertiary qualification or can demonstrate the equivalent experience needed for this senior executive role.  Although local government experience is not essential, it will be viewed as highly advantageous.

 An honest and open level headed individual who can hold robust conversations at Senior Leadership level will be welcomed

This is your chance to step into one of the most influential roles of your career; and to make an indelible mark on New Zealand’s Far North


 Applications  close on Thursday, 20 December 2018


How to Apply: 

  1. Review a copy of the complete POSITION DESCRIPTION
  2. Complete the questions below
  3. This position is based in Kaikohe, Kerikeri and Kaitaia. The current location is Kaikohe.
  4. The grade applicable to the position is Grade 26 within Councils salary structure
  5. The Salary is $170,201 to $200,237  per annum dependent on qualifications and experience
  6. Attach a copy of your resume on the following page. Please note this is mandatory, please have your resume available before you commence your application

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