Manager Democracy Services

Tararua offers you the country lifestyle you have always dreamed of.  Take advantage of adventure, scenic attractions and country hospitality at its best!  If you are keen on tramping, hunting, fishing or canoeing you will be spoilt for choice.  All the facilities are nearby; swimming pools, gyms, tennis courts and championship golf courses. The Tararua District provides an enviable lifestyle and work location.

Tararua District Council is seeking a Manager – Democracy Services (full time) to join the Corporate team based in Dannevirke.

This role oversees the governance function so it operates in a legislatively compliant manner and assists the democratic decision-making process by ensuring decisions are well informed, and responsibilities and outcomes are clearly understood. Critical to this role is to influence and manage relationships between the governance and operation functions of council. You will also need to provide accurate and timely advice, secretarial and governance support services to the Council, its committees, and Community Boards.

A good understanding of local government systems and processes, providing support to manage the special consultative procedure submissions process and, an understanding and demonstrated ability to recognise the role of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its application to local government strategies are crucial for this role. Knowledge of the Official Information Act, Local Government Act and other relevant legislation along with the ability to act with integrity and discretion to handle this in a professional and confident manner is desired.

Excellent written and oral communications skills are essential along with experience in using computer programmes and systems.     A qualification or relevant local authority experience necessary along with knowledge of the Tararua District and an awareness of community issues.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a vibrant team developing the Tararua community!  If you possess the right skills and experience, we would love to hear from you!

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View the position description and download an application form below :

Application for Vacancy - Manager - Democracy Services
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Position Description - Manager - Democracy Services
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Applications are also available at all Council Service Centres.

For more information, please call 06-374-4080 or email:

Applications close at 5.00pm on Sunday, 10 July 2022.

Please ensure you complete the application form and submit it along with your CV and cover letter.