Manager Parks and Open Spaces - New Plymouth District Council

We are looking for a community focussed leader to join our team as Manager Parks and Open Spaces. Reporting to the GM planning and Infrastructure, this role will utilise your innovation and decision making skills to ensure the efficient and effective operation of our parks and open spaces across the community. The parks and open spaces are all incredibly well patronised and some of the key reserves/facilities that everyone knows and loves will be under your watch. These include Pukekura Park, the Coastal Walkway, Brooklands Bowl, Brooklands Zoo, and many high quality sportsgrounds.

To be successful in this role, you'll ideally have a horticulture or business qualification and have significant experience in parks and open space management. You will also have relevant experience in Resource Management Act and Reserves Act. Proven experience in establishing and maintaining good relationships is essential, and we are looking for someone with relevant experience managing a large workforce and associated resources effectively and efficiently.

Working closely with our Community Partnerships team and Communications lead you'll be an integral part of the Council business, as well as liaising with a diverse group of external stakeholders to ensure exceptional customer experience.

Why Taranaki?

With the stunning Mt Taranaki as a backdrop and the warm iron sands along our coast, it is no wonder Taranaki is one of the best regions in New Zealand and the world. In Taranaki it's easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career. Our regions' dynamic surf, multitude of parks and gardens, iconic walkways, major events calendar and mountain playground make this the place to live!

At the New Plymouth District Council we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff. You can expect to start in this role with us between $124,000 to $141,000, however we are open to having a conversation about the remuneration so please feel free to contact us. We have also put together an integrated Total Rewards Framework that spans Wellbeing, Development, Benefits, Culture and Recognition. The NPDC Total Rewards Framework provides a diverse range of opportunities and benefits for our staff.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a key contributor to New Plymouth's award winning Parks and Open spaces, and ensuring that this 'Best Small City in the World' just keeps getting better.

Applications close on Friday, 19 August 2022.


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