Parks and Facilities Advisor - Matamata-Piako District Council

At Matamata-Piako District Council we want to be your employer of choice – by helping you to balance life and work, by offering learning opportunities, by paying you well and offering benefits in a way that will assist you to thrive, while striving to be socially responsible, consistent and fair to all.

About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us as a Parks and Facilities Advisor! In this role you will assist with the development, review, and implementation of policies, strategies and plans related to parks and recreation. You will also work alongside other teams and provide advice to the wider organisation and the public on parks and facilities matters.
This is a fulltime, permanent position based in our Te Aroha office.

About you
Our ideal applicant will have a tertiary qualification in a relevant field (such as public policy, planning, amenity horticulture, environmental management or similar) or equivalent knowledge through prior work experience.
Ideally you will already know your way around policies, plans and legislation, will have excellent time management and the ability to think strategically will come naturally.
One to two years relevant work experience is preferred but graduates will also be considered.
Needing to relocate? Not a problem as we can offer a relocation allowance and support for the right candidate.

Why choose us?
There are many great things about working at MPDC. But the top ranked reason our staff give time and time again is 'the people'. We have a dynamic work environment with plenty of laughter and a great staff culture. We believe people are the key to the success of our organisation and we like to look after our own.

Some of the staff benefits we offer are:

  • Flexible work arrangements and a family friendly work environment
  • The ability to earn performance payments
  • Extra annual leave awarded with years of service
  • Long service leave
  • Sick leave on commencement of employment
  • Partners paid parental leave
  • Discounts at council pool facilities
  • Free parking
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Access to wellbeing resources and workplace support
  • Crediting current continuous local government service for the purpose of annual and long service leave entitlements
  • Relocation allowance
A little about our district
The Matamata-Piako district has something for everyone - a stunning mountain with fantastic bushwalks on your doorstep and mineral spas to relax in after a hard day at work. There's all the benefits of living in a small town like safe communities, free parking and no traffic lights, but it's close enough to Hamilton and Tauranga to enjoy the city life. It's just over half an hour to the beach, only 90 minutes to Auckland and a couple of hours from the ski fields - why wouldn't you want to work in such a central district with so much to offer?

So what are you waiting for? Apply today!

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