Governance Adviser | Kaitohutohu Mana Whakahaere

  • $75 - $84K pa + up to 5% Kiwisaver + available gov superannuition scheme
  • Rā Oranga Wellness days + Hybrid and Flexible working options
  • Relocation assistance available


Do you want to be at the centre of decision making in Nelson City, to be a key player facilitating the effective decision making of elected members? Do you have a passion for democracy, transparent governance, and are you committed to making a real difference within local government? If so, we want you to join our team!


Kō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

We're looking for an exceptional, organised, multi-tasker to join our dedicated Governance team that provides specialist support services to our elected representatives and Council staff for a range of governance related activities and projects.


From providing sound advice, through to preparing Governance level agendas, taking minutes for Council and committee meetings, working on projects, no two days will be the same.  If you want a varied role, that pushes you to be mentally agile, to think strategically, and to thrive when working under pressure, then this could be the career step for you.


Ko ngā pūmanawa ōu | About you

 With excellent critical thinking skills, you’ll have specialist knowledge of and experience in interpreting legislation, preferably the Local Government Act and the Local Government Official Information and Meeting Act. You will ideally be working in a governance role and/or in local government, be technologically savvy, an exceptional communicator and bring your strong organisational experience to the team, showing flexibility in your ability to juggle several priorities simultaneously.


You’ll be a strong collaborator; you’ll enjoy the challenge of working the frontline in a fast-paced environment, acting as a trusted adviser to provide sound, confident guidance during times where circumstances can change a move rapidly


Ko ngā painga mōu | what we offer

 We recognise that  rewarding you is not only about your pay, in return for bringing your skills, knowledge, and experience to us, you’ll be rewarded with a comprehensive remuneration package based on your level of experience (salary, KiwiSaver, relocation assistance, and more), generous leave provisions and ongoing personal and professional development in an inclusive and supportive work environment.


This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week offering flexibility with start and finish times, along with opportunities to work from home.


Salary range: $75,685 to $84,097.

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Rā whakakapi | Applications close : We will review applications upon recieving and encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We reserve the right to withdraw the job advertisement at any time.


Ina he pātai anō, whakapā mai | For further enquiries: please contact: Robyn Byrne, Team Leader Governance on 03 545 8744.