Senior Advisor – Porirua Harbour and Catchment / Kaitohutohu – Te Awarua-o-Porirua

All about the job

This role will be popular amongst those who are passionate about the health of our Harbour. With one of our strategic priorities being ‘A healthy and protected harbour and catchment – Te Awarua-o-Porirua’ you will understand why this is an important role within Porirua City Council.


You will work within our City Partnerships team and be responsible for:


  • Providing overall project leadership and coordination for the Harbour Strategy and strategic projects related to Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour and Catchment

  • Championing a collaborative approach across Ngati Toa Rangatira, Councils and harbour strategy partners to achieve integrated and sustainable land and water management within the Porirua Harbour catchment area

  • Working closely with Greater Wellington Regional Council and other key stakeholders to monitor the health of the harbour and implement evaluation strategies

  • lead the leveraging of funding allocated to the Porirua Harbour Strategy activities and projects to generate other complementary and alternative funding from other agencies for programme and project works

  • To lead and co-ordinate the distribution and presentation of information to partners, stakeholders, interest groups  and local community groups relating to the Porirua Harbour Strategy and programmes


    All about you

We are seeking an engaging relationship builder with significant experience working with multiple stakeholders. You’ll need to show us that you:

  • A broad understanding of land/water interactions and connectedness of environments

  • The ability to influence and persuade at a political and local government level, as well as with colleagues and peers  

  • Demonstrated skills in building strong effective partnerships and relationships within and across teams and organisations

  • have experience working as the interface between elected members, the community and other stakeholders

All about Porirua City

Our city is changing and we need skilled people to help make that happen. Working for Porirua City is an opportunity for you to make a real difference in the community. You’ll be welcomed into a team that’s collaborative, values input and empowers you to make things happen. To top it off, the harbour and bush are at your doorstep; it’s the perfect place to work.


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Come and join our dynamic City Partnerships team and be part of our welcoming and engaging environment. Please contact Fiona Kirkwood on 237 1467 for more information. Applications need to be received via our Careers Portal by Monday 21 January 2019.


Permanent Full Time

Job no: LTAL84459

Location: Porirua

Closing Date: Monday, 21 January 2019