Chief Executive Officer - Tasman District Council

Reference Number: 827412aa

Location: Tasman

  • Unitary Authority
  • Growing Community
  • Key Leadership Role

An area of natural beauty, the Tasman District includes Murchison in the south, Golden Bay in the northwest and is bordered by Nelson City in the east.  It has a resident population of 50,200 and a land area of 9,771 square kilometres. The Council is one of only 5 Unitary authorities in NZ, performing the roles of both a regional and territorial local authority.

The CEO in leading the senior team is responsible for implementing a broad range of activities across a number of functional areas.  Tasman District Council is in an exciting phase as it works with the community and stakeholders on a range of strategies which are focused on achieving balance between the needs of people and communities, economic development and maintaining the unique natural environment of the region.

Candidates will be able to demonstrate a track record of success in a senior leadership role, likely but not necessarily from within a local/regional government or public sector role.  Previous CEO experience is preferred but not essential, more important is the ability to deliver results in a complex environment with many stakeholders and priorities.  Exceptional strategic thinking, financial acumen and leadership skills will be essential to success, as is the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with elected members, stakeholders and at all levels within the community.

This is a unique opportunity to play a key leadership role and make a difference in a growing and attractive district offering many opportunities.

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 Mike Stenhouse on +64 274 428 348

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