IT Manager - Gore District Council

Reference Number: 632331aa

Location: Gore / Southland

  • Gore based
  • Critical Senior Role
  • Enjoy Southland’s Outdoor Paradise

The Gore District Council is located in the agricultural heartland of Southland close to Queenstown, Te Anau and the Catlins. As one of three local authorities in Southland, it covers an area of 1,250km with a population of more than 12,000.  The Gore district will provide you and your family a rural city lifestyle unrivalled by most.  The community and recreational facilities are exceptional, and with ski fields, national parks and major urban centres within driving distance, it is a wonderful place to live. 

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this tier 3 role will provide technological leadership to the Council, ensuring a stable platform, reliable core systems and a secure system environment is in place. This role is responsible for managing and maintaining the IT network infrastructure, providing an effective, user friendly ICT environment and associated support services. Key projects to enable IT strategy include; the leadership of a full IT review assessing fit for purpose; enhancement of customer experience and website development.

This role requires an IT professional with leadership experience, who has managed a wide range of ICT infrastructure technologies, servers, systems and hardware to an advanced level. Preferred candidates will have experience running complex networks, a track record of successful programme management and will be highly organised with strong project management, analytical and problem-solving skills. We seek candidates who genuinely enjoy helping people, so your excellent customer focus and ability to relate well with staff at all levels of the organisation will be critical to success in this role.


A unique job opportunity awaits in a well-led and forward focused District Council, offering all the lifestyle benefits of living and working in Southland.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Position Description.

For more information please phone Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367.

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