Principal Advisor Democratic Services

Applications closing on 23 September 2019, 05:00 PM

Permanent Full Time

We have a fantastic opportunity to join a great organisation, in a role where you will oversee the effective and efficient administration of Council’s meeting schedule and procedures.

The Principal Advisor Democratic Services is the Council’s expert on matters relating to democratic processes and standing orders. The role will provide advice to elected members, the Chief Executive, Executive Leadership Team and Council staff on meeting processes and ensure all associated documents comply with the appropriate statutory provisions.

We are looking for someone who is an experienced advisor with an expert knowledge of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and other key local government legislation. You will have excellent administrative and organisational skills, and drafting agendas and minutes will be second nature because of your meticulous attention to detail. Committee meetings take place in the evenings, so you will need to be available outside normal working hours.

The ideal candidate will take on challenges with positivity and enthusiasm, cooperating and engaging with others, developing strong relationships across all levels and operating as an effective team player. You will be a pro at multi-tasking and thrive under pressure. In short you get things done and you make it look easy.

All applications must include a cover letter, CV and an Upper Hutt City Council application form.

Applications close 22 September 2019.

Please note you must have the legal right to work in NZ to be considered for this role.