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Director - Corporate Services

A unique opportunity has arisen in the heart of Taranaki for the right leader to become our Director of Corporate Services. Stratford District Council has a permanent full time vacancy for the right person to lead the department and be a part of an invigorated new team.

The Director, reporting directly to the Chief Executive and working closely with the Mayor and Elected Members is responsible for the provision of financial, and policy and strategy advice and management of financial planning, budgeting and performance monitoring. In addition, provision and management of information management and technology to all areas of council, including the commercial businesses and CCO of Council is also within the scope of this role.

Applicants should have a relevant tertiary qualification and have strengths in areas of financial, operational and corporate management. It is expected that the right candidate will be at home with managing a varied team, that includes responsibilities for information management and technology, and provision of advice on statutory requirements and associated local government acts, rules and regulations. Being a Chartered Accountant (or having relevant skills and qualification for registering as a CA) is a non-negotiable.

Essential to this role is the ability to make informed decisions, have good communication skills and the ability to engage with key stakeholders. It goes without saying that you will be an engaging leader with a track record of leading great teams.

In return, we offer a great opportunity to be a part of a forward thinking close knit team in the heart of the region like no other, voted second best destination in the world by the Lonely Planet.

If you are a seasoned people leader ready to tackle a new challenge, or a manager in a similar role in local government looking for your next career progression step we would love to hear from you.
You must be a New Zealand resident currently residing in New Zealand to be eligible to apply for this position.

An Individual Employment Agreement will be negotiated with the successful applicant. An application pack can be found here or collected from the Council office or by phoning (06) 765 6099. Your Curriculum Vitae and completed Application Form should be addressed to:

Executive Administration Officer
Stratford District Council
P O Box 320
STRATFORD 4352

and clearly marked "Director – Corporate Services” Applications must be received no later than 4.30 pm on Friday 15 December 2017.

Stratford District Council is an Equal Employment Opportunities Employer

 

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SUPPORT OFFICER (FIXED TERM)

As Stratford District Council moves to digitising their property files, a fixed term position (6 months) has arisen within our Information Management team to assist with the project.

This position involves:
• Physical sorting and preparation of Property Files
• Accurate scanning of Property Files and other documents
• Audit check and reporting of any issues

The ideal candidate will have experience with scanning software and a familiarity with Council property files. The tasks will require someone with strong time management skills, the ability to work unsupervised and an eye for detail as accuracy will be a pivotal point of the operation.

An Individual Employment Agreement will be negotiated with the successful applicant. An application pack can be found here or collected from the Council office or by phoning (06) 765 6099. Your Curriculum Vitae and completed Application Form should be addressed to:

Executive Administration Officer Stratford District Council
P O Box 320 STRATFORD 4352

and clearly marked "Information Management Support Officer” Applications must be received no later than 4.30 pm on Friday 17th November 2017.

Stratford District Council is an Equal Employment Opportunities Employer

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