Programme Director - WRLC

Job Title: Programme Director - WRLC
Location: Wellington
Contact Details: Kirsty Clarke
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Job Published: 15 days ago

Wellington Regional Leadership Committee (WRLC)

The Joint Committee brings together all local authorities in the Wellington region and Horowhenua, mana whenua partners and central Government to provide leadership and direction to tackle the region’s key urban growth, economic development and recovery challenges and opportunities. It has delegated authority for approving and implementing key regional strategies. This is a new regional partnership that is critical for the future development of this region. It is expected to result in key decisions on direction and commitment to implementation and funding.

Role of the WRLC’s Secretariat Team

An independent Secretariat supports the Committee. The role of the Secretariat is to manage the work programme of the Committee, set the agenda in partnership with the independent chair and CEs Forum, and to ensure that there is alignment with management advice to the Committee through liaison with all member organisations. The Secretariat supports decisions, activate connections and helps ensure the WRLC has the perspective, expertise and advice to explore options, make informed decisions and equip the region to sustainably grow.

Role purpose

The Programme Director is a pivotal senior leadership position that is expected to manage the business of the Committee and its members. This role is the key point of coordination across the various layers of management (CEs Forum, Senior Managers Group, Secretariat, CCOs) and with the Committee members and their respective organisations, as well as observers and their respective organisations. This role will be the media spokesperson for specified WRLC matters.

The role requires exceptional leadership skills and experience, high level diplomacy and relationship skills, the ability to drive progress in a complex multi-agency environment, management experience, high level communication and spokesperson skills, a deep understanding of strategy development across urban development and economic development areas, and the ability to translate strategy into action. 
The role is expected to be able to work closely with mayors/chair, Ministers, mana whenua members, chief executives and senior managers across both central and local government and iwi.

For more information please contact Kirsty Clarke, Senior Client Manager – Government & Policy at Beyond Recruitment at or 027 222 8488.

Please apply with your CV & a cover letter indicating the value you will bring to the role by clicking on the link below.

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 16th June 2021.

Please be aware you need to have Permanent Residency or Citizenship to apply for this role.

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