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Central Hawke's Bay District Council is focused on working in partnership with their community to ensure that Central Hawke's Bay is a thriving district, with efficient and appropriate infrastructure, services and regulatory functions.  To enable this, we are instilling a culture of innovation and continuous improvement to add real value to our communities.

Experience the benefits of growing your career in a stunning environment and community. If you are interested in a career opportunity in an innovative and dynamic workplace check out our current vacancies below:

Senior Communications & Engagement Officer

Community Development Lead

We’re seeking expressions of interest from experienced communications specialists to fill the role of Senior Communications & Engagement Officer for at least 12 months in this full-time, fixed-term role to cover parental leave.
Reporting to the Communications & Engagement Manager and latterly the Group Manager, you’ll play a big part in helping to reshape and improve communications and engagement service delivery in this dynamic local government organisation. It’s an exciting time to be joining Central Hawke’s Bay District Council which has undergone (and still is undergoing) significant transformation in all aspects of its business.


This is a hands-on role in a small and forward thinking team and you’ll feel comfortable switching seamlessly between tactical and strategic delivery. You’re someone who embraces change, is agile and progressive in your thinking and skilled across all disciplines of communications from media and digital marketing to stakeholder and community engagement.
You’ll play a key role in transforming the Council’s communications and engagement service delivery model, working with teams across the Council to champion new processes, procedures and best practice.


You may already be in a communications role and looking for a secondment opportunity that offers development and stretch, or a star communications consultant on the lookout for the next gig which will look great on your portfolio.
If you think you might be the person that we are looking for, apply in confidence for this full-time role. Applications close Sunday 04 August 2019 and can be made via Seek.

For further information on the role, speak in confidence with our Communications & Engagement Manager, Kim Parker 06 857 8060.

 

We’re seeking expressions of interest from experienced people, who are passionate about the wellbeing of our community to fill the fixed-term role of Community Development Lead.

This role is covering an internal secondment for up to 12 months, thanks to external funding from the Ministry of Social Development, Housing New Zealand and the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board.

You may already be in a role looking for a period of secondment to build on your existing skills, or are in a position where you believe you can make a tangible difference to the social wellbeing of Central Hawke’s Bay.  Either way, you’ll already be well connected in the Central Hawke’s Bay Community and ready to hit the ground running.

Supporting our community leadership groups, organisations and volunteers, you’ll be using your great ‘people person’ skills to support our community to thrive in the widest sense - from employment expos to advocating for community transport, no two days will the same.  Being computer confident and having a ‘can-do’ attitude, along with experience in a community development, recreation, or government service will be helpful.

If you think you might be the person that we are looking for, apply with confidence for this 30 hour a week role. Applications close Sunday 04 August 2019 and can be made via Seek.

Work Visa

Foreign nationals (excluding Australians) wishing to work in New Zealand must have work visas. All applications are tested against the New Zealand labour market. The standard work visa is for a two or three year period.

Spouses and children of working visitors must also apply for the relevant visas (visitor, student or work). Applications take approximately four to six weeks and cost around NZD250-300.

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