Chief Executive

Last update 2023-12-05
Expires 2024-01-05
ID #1931872145
Chief Executive
New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland,
Modified November 21, 2023


Reference Number:DPAlbHorizonsDate Posted:08/03/2022Country:New ZealandRegion:WaikatoCity:HamiltonJob type:Full-TimeStart Date:03/12/2022Drake New Zealand is proud to partner with Horizons Regional Council to recruit their Chief Executive. As the CE, you will be vital in providing vision, strategic direction, and operational leadership for the Council.THE ORGANISATION:The Horizons Region extends over 22,000 square kms - from Ruapehu in the north and Horowhenua in the south, to Whanganui in the west and Tararua in the east. It is a landscape as vast and varied as the over 250,000 people who call it home. At Horizons Regional Council we work together to make our place a healthy environment where people are thriving.THE ROLE:To be successful in the role, the Chief Executive will:Act as principal advisor to Council regarding policy with statutory responsibility for implementation Provide efficient and effective leadership, management, controls and operation of all Council activities in accordance with Council policy objectives Provide strategic leadership to ensure Council vision, goals, strategic priorities, objectives and community outcomes are achieved Represent Horizons at a regional and national level through quality advocacy and strategic relationship management Continue the Council's current strategic work to meet future challengesKey Accountabilities: Strategic planning Governance reporting and support Implementation of council decisions Administration Management of council resources Relationship management and communication Staff management Health and safety due diligence Professional developmentABOUT YOUOur ideal applicant will have the following experience:Proven experience in a similar role Experience working in or with local government or within the public sector is advantageous but not essential A relevant tertiary qualification (Bachelor level) as well as formal management training (preferably advanced formal public policy and business administration) Proven skills and performance in senior management based on the qualities of leadership and visionYou will also have the following attributes:Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) Strong leadership and coaching skills Evidence of strategic and lateral thinking A high level of interpersonal skills Honesty, integrity and commitment to work for the benefit of the organisation and promote organisational ideas and purpose A positive approach to change by responding to changes in job demands, adapt new strategies and create a commitment to change in others The ability to handle conflict at individual team and group levels Have an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao MaoriWHY WORK FOR HORIZONS?At Horizons Regional Council, you can look forward to a rewarding career full of opportunities to develop along with a positive and supportive work environmentThey do this through: A strong focus on employee health, wellness and well being A flexible family friendly work environment Having a positive health and safety culture Having capability development programmes that enable advancement into leadership roles, along with skill development across different functional jobs; and A supportive and social work environment where enduring friendships and collegiality developCovid-19 Vaccination PolicyHorizons Regional Council has adopted a Covid-19 vaccination policy that requires specific roles to be carried out by fully vaccinated staff.Ministry of Justice Policy:Please note that shortlisted applicants for this role will be required to undergo a Ministry of Justice background check.INTERESTED?Horizons are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to ensuring they have a diverse and inclusive workplace, so their people reflect the diversity of their region.Refer a FriendIntroduce your friends to Drake and we will pay you up to $500* if we place your friend in a permanent position. You can also earn $50* if we place your friend in a temporary assignment. Please see your local branch for details.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Chief executive

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