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With an enviable climate, laid-back lifestyle, and friendly community environment, the Buller district is a great place to live, work, and enjoy.

Buller has so much to offer. You will be surrounded by national parks, beautiful beaches, and an abundance of outdoor activities. The added bonus of never worrying about traffic or parking, leaves plenty of opportunity to get out and explore, creating exceptional work-life balance.

We are a small Council that is big on people. We work hard to have the right people working with us, and are committed to building their capabilities.

If you are looking for a career where you can make a real difference to your community, we would love to hear from you.

Current vacancies

Governance Secretary

The opportunity

We are seeking to recruit a Governance Secretary to join our team.

This is a fantastic opportunity which can be offered as a full-time position (40 hours per week) or part-time, as part of a job share (15-20 hours per week). This role offers the opportunity to provide secretarial and administrative support to our teams whilst expanding your knowledge on all aspects of governance within the Council. Advance your career whilst enjoying a quality work-life balance, working in one of NZ’s most pristine regions with nature, hiking & sandy beaches on your doorstep. 

What you’ll be doing

The successful candidate will hold responsibility for a variety of important duties including, but not limited to:

  • Ensuring all meetings, workshops and elected members events, are scheduled within required
  • Creating the yearly governance calendar in conjunction with the Senior Leadership Team and Mayor for the adoption at council.
  • Delivering high quality public documents for all Council, Committee and Community Boards as required by
  • Delivering accurate minutes of meetings as required by
  • Ensuring Committees of Council, Committees and Community Boards are kept informed of all relevant matters relating to their
  • Acting as the single point of contact for assigned Chairperson/s and elected members.
  • Providing high quality administration services required for governance across the organisation.
  • Ensuring all official documents as required by the Local Government Act 2002, Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 are maintained for archive
  • Providing ad-hoc administrative support across the organisation, where required.

What’s on offer

  • Permanent full-time or part-time position(s) (15-40 hours per week).
  • Attractive salary, in line with your experience.
  • A positive workplace culture.
  • Ongoing career development.
  • An excellent work-life balance.

What we’re looking for

Our ideal candidate will have excellent secretarial experience with a true passion to develop their knowledge in local government legislations, processes and procedures.

Additionally, you will have excellent organizational skills, with the ability to provide a variety of support to the department.

Personally, you will be a positive, collaborative self-starter whose values are aligned to those of Buller District Councils’- Community Driven, One Team, Future Focused, Integrity, We Care.

To be considered for this position, you should have:

  • Current New Zealand Drivers License (essential for this position).
  • The right to live and work in New Zealand.

Skills and experience

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of working within a similar experience would be particularly advantageous for this position.
  • Minimum of 3 years in a high-level EA or Senior Administration role.
  • High level of diplomacy, confidentiality and political awareness.
  • Intermediate to Advanced skills with Microsoft packages including Adobe Professional.
  • Ability to process large amounts of complex information with attention to detail.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with a high degree of initiative.
  • Strong relationship management and engagement skills.
  • Strong organisational and coordination skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, deliverables and deadlines.
  • Proven ability to produce high quality work with meticulous attention to detail.
  • A team player with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to employ sound judgment and decision making amongst competing demands.
  • Ability to develop, implement and review associated procedures in line with continuous improvement practices.
  • Strong collaborative skills which enable effective engagement within a high functioning cohesive team.
  • High level of computer literacy.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal & presentation skills.
  • Exceptional written & oral communication skills, including the ability to produce clear, concise reports.
  • Honesty, integrity & reliability.
  • Resilience and the ability to cope under pressure.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to talk to you!

Click on link below to apply.

BDC - Governance Secretary

 

The opportunity

We are seeking to recruit a Coordinator- Property & Facilities to join our expanding infrastructure team.

This is a fantastic full time, permanent role (40 hours per week) which offers an excellent opportunity to work within a talented, forward-thinking team. Advance your career whilst enjoying a quality work-life balance, working in one of NZ’s most pristine regions with nature, hiking & sandy beaches on your doorstep. 

What you’ll be doing

The successful candidate will hold responsibility for a variety of important duties including, but not limited to:

  • Leading the research and development of proposals for the acquisition or disposal of BDC land and property as required.
  • Working with consultants to develop proposals and programmes for the disposal (or acquisition) of BDC.
  • Administering and implementing proposals and programmes in accordance with all legislative requirements.
  • Administering existing agreements including renewals and reviews in accordance with the legal documentation.
  • Ensuring all BDCs legal obligations relating to agreements are complied.
  • Developing and implementing a management system to effectively identify and manage property agreements including documentation, renewals and regular review of annual rentals.
  • Contributing towards and reviewing as required long term Asset Management Plans for BDC facilities – planning for maintenance, renewal and development.
  • Managing contractors for department.
  • Ensuring project plans are implemented in accordance with best practice and agreed.
  • Ensuring the needs of the council organisation for vehicles are met in a timely manner within approved.
  • Supporting the Group Manager with budget preparation as and when required.

What’s on offer

  • Permanent full-time position (40 hours per week).
  • Attractive salary, in line with your experience.
  • A positive workplace culture.
  • Ongoing career development.
  • An excellent work-life balance.

What we’re looking for

Our ideal candidate will have an excellent understanding and experience of working within a property or facilities.

Additionally, you will be a solution focused expert in infrastructure, with the ability to provide a variety of support to the department.

Personally, you will be a positive, collaborative self-starter with a drive to provide efficient and innovative solutions both within your department and throughout Buller District Council as a whole.

To be considered for this position, you should have:

  • Current New Zealand Drivers License (essential for this position).
  • The right to live and work in New Zealand. 

Skills and experience

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of working within a similar experience would be particularly advantageous for this position.
  • A tertiary qualification specialising in property management, parks management, planning or a related discipline that has significant exposure to project management.
  • In depth knowledge and experience of working within a property management or facilities support position would be highly desirable for this position.
  • A high level of theoretical and applied knowledge based on professional expertise, supported by considerable relevant work.
  • Demonstrated budgeting and financial.
  • Relevant experience in property and/or lease management.
  • The ability to carry out a range of reporting and auditing duties, ensuring data is captured and presented both accurately and timely.
  • High level of computer literacy.
  • Advanced technical skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal & presentation skills.
  • Exceptional written & oral communication skills, including the ability to produce clear, concise reports.
  • Honesty, integrity & reliability.
  • Resilience and the ability to cope under pressure.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to talk to you!

Please send applications directly to bdc.hr@bdc.govt.nz or apply here

Coordinator Property and Facilities