Programme Manager

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, Whanake, and Whanaungatanga.

About the role

The Tararua District Council are seeking a Programme Manager to work alongside our dedicated team across the Tararua District. Based in Dannevirke, this role is responsible for management of the programme of works funded through the Three Waters “Better Off Funding” package. The role works closely with Council staff and external suppliers (consultants and contractors) to ensure all aspects of the programme are delivered on time, within budget, and to a high standard. They will make best use of available financial, human, and physical resources to ensure the programme successfully provides effective, efficient and customer focused outcomes.

Who we are looking for

Ideally, you will possess:

  • previous experience managing complex programmes of work
  • relevant tertiary qualification in project management
  • excellent time management, communication, and relationship building skills
  • self-directed and able to complete projects with limited supervision
  • the ability to multitask and meet changing deadlines

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.

Next steps…

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

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

Application for Vacancy - Programme Manager
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Position Description - Programme Manager
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Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 31st March 2023