Chief Executive - Hastings District Council

Reference Number: 548631aa

Location: Hastings

  • Innovative Council Seeks New Chief Executive.
  • Drive Economic Development, Organisational Excellence, Partnerships and Sustainable Communities. 

The Hastings District, situated in beautiful Hawke’s Bay, boasts some of the world’s best horticulture, viticulture, wine production and farming alongside growing tourism, vibrant communities and Māori culture. 

This is an opportunity to play a key role in the ongoing sustainable development of the area as attractive to business investment, and a healthy and vibrant lifestyle choice. In addition, the position will encourage work collaboration around social challenges, sustainable land use, the growth of strong partnerships with iwi, and support a sound and affordable approach to infrastructure, including housing development.

The role will foster an organisational culture that has empathy, values excellence with integrity, and is strong in communication with its community and stakeholder partnerships. This includes high performance, a strong and consistent customer focus, and close and productive relationships with Iwi, regional stakeholders, and government ministries. The development of strategies that achieve long-term goals and provide for economic growth, strengthening of current industries, and support robust financial management practices are key to the position.

Preferred candidates will have open, empathetic and collaborative leadership qualities. They will be exceptional in forging partnerships, demonstrating commercial acumen and have a track record of delivering outstanding results through a positive staff culture. The ability to work effectively with elected members and a work history of strong team development skills will also be important competencies.

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 Candidate Briefing Document. 

For more information please phone Ian Taylor on +64 27 487 7424, David Hammond on +64 27 444 6368 or Raewyn Brown on +64 21 917 203 on +64.

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