Mayor's Taskforce for Jobs Coordinator

Who are we?

Tararua District Council is an inclusive organisation dedicated to enhancing community wellbeing. We are committed to diversity, have a culture built on trust and valuing individual contributions, and have a strong focus on employee development. We are looking for people who share our dedication to excellence and continuous improvement. We are guided by values of Pono, Haneke, and Whanaungatanga.

About the role

The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs Coordinator is responsible for facilitating and managing initiatives aimed at achieving sustainable employment outcomes for eligible individuals. The primary focus is to ensure the successful placement of individuals into paid employment, primarily catering to those who are Not in Employment, Education, or Training (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET. The role involves collaborating with community partners, administering pre-employment training, fostering employer engagement and facilitating access to pastoral care to support successful transitions to the workforce. This role is fixed term 18 months.

Who we are looking for

  • A solid understanding of employment coordination, workforce development, and community engagement.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to interact effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail to manage programme documentation and reporting.
  • Familiarity with government programmes and services related to employment, such as flexi-wage and other support initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with employers, community partners, and local organisations.

What we offer

We offer a flexible working environment, competitive remuneration, and varied learning and career progression opportunities across the wider Council group. You’ll be joining a team of dedicated and respected experts working collaboratively to provide the right outcomes for our communities.

Experience the land of ranges

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.

Application for Vacancy - MTFJ Coordinator
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Position Description - MTFJ Coordinator - November 2023
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Next steps…

Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to join a vibrant team and make a real difference in the Tararua community!

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 Friday 8th December 2023 - However, please note that we will review applications as they are received and may close the role beforehand if the right candidate is found – so apply now to avoid disappointment.