Team Leader - Parks and Facilities - Waimakariri District Council

Are you an inquisitive, solution & people focused leader?

Do you have experience in managing contracts for parks and or facilities?

Do you seek the challenges of dealing with a wide variety of community and recreation matters?

Waimakariri District is one of the fastest-growing Districts in New Zealand and the third largest, by population, in the South Island. This brings with it abundant challenges across a diverse range of areas. We promise to be professional, approachable and solutions-focused when providing for our community. The Waimakariri District Council are looking for a new Parks and Facilities Team Leader with the ability to work effectively across a wide range of issues and enable a customer-focused environment.

The successful applicant will lead a motivated team to work with internal and external stakeholders. In this leadership role you will provide direction & coaching/mentoring to your team, high quality expertise across projects and programs of work for our parks and community facilities network. As well as input into the growth strategy for the District, lead by example through the delivery of a customer-focused service, and manage key stakeholder relationships.

To be successful in this position you will need to have a solutions focused attitude with the ability to work with various stakeholders with conflicting interests. An understanding of public space, contract management, operational budgeting, planning and project delivery would also be an advantage.

Applicants will be highly motivated team players who are well-organised and committed to providing excellent service and quality results. In recognition of this, a very competitive salary is offered. This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and skilled professional. The Council offers a challenging work environment where you really make a difference.

Only 20 minutes north of Christchurch, Waimakariri District offers small-town and rural lifestyles with a range of outdoor recreation activities on your doorstep but with the advantages of a big city nearby. Whatever your choice of living environment it is readily available and affordable.

For any further information on this position, please contact Grant MacLeod, Greenspace Manager, on 0800 965 468 or email at

If you have the appropriate skills, experience and attitude to fulfil the requirements of this position, and you want to be on our team then get in touch because we want to hear from you!

The Council is an equal-opportunity employer.

Applications close 14th February 2023.

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Applications close 14 February 2023


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