Tā tātou atarua – Our vision 

Enabling what matters 

He angitūtanga - The opportunity

Join us in spearheading the transformative Mayor's Taskforce For Jobs program in Horowhenua! 

We are seeking candidates who possess an understanding of the barriers to employment faced in rural areas, with a particular focus on youth who are not engaged in education, employment, or training.  As a key member of our team, your primary responsibility will be to meticulously plan, lead, and execute the program. You will curate innovative training initiatives tailored to the unique needs of our job seekers, empowering them to secure sustainable employment.  Building strong connections with Horowhenua social service providers and employers, as well as establishing rapport with a diverse range of individuals, will be crucial to your success in this role. Demonstrate a high level of experience leading and coordinating a portfolio that will have reporting and financial requirements 

He kōrero mōu - About you

You will be part of a thriving and growing team that Champions Community Lead Outcomes.  Developing sustainable relationships with Community Stakeholders, Iwi, Community organisations and other partners including Ministry of Social Development to maintain positive working collaboration. Communication skills will be key to this role and you will have the ability to build a rapport with a wide range of people and understand cultural sensitivities using a Te Reo lense, along with effective relationship building skills with Youth.

If you are passionate about making a difference in our vibrant community and enabling job seekers to overcome employment challenges, we want to hear from you!

Tā tātou ahurea – Our culture 

Horowhenua District Council is proud to be an inclusive workplace; we celebrate difference, diversity, and aim to empower our employees. We are an organisation built on innovation and optimism, and are embarking on an organisation reset. We are motivated to build a place where we value our people and provide opportunities for them to build outstanding careers and better Horowhenua.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou - What we offer

Here at Horowhenua District Council, we're all about seizing opportunities. An excellent working environment where passionate and committed team members who strive to make a difference for current and future generations. We've got a competitive salary and benefits package waiting for you, along with ample chances for personal and professional growth. We believe in nurturing your talents and giving you the tools to thrive.

Tono mai ināianei - Apply now 

If you're ready to lead the way with Community opportunities then  apply today and show us what you've got. Alternatively, if you'd like more information, feel free to reach out to Mark Hammond at 06 366 0999 or 027 338 3022.

Please upload a copy of your CV and a cover letter.

Please do not hesitate to apply if you think you have the right skills. We will be reviewing applications as they come in.