District Library Manager

At Matamata-Piako District Council Libraries we believe the way we do things really does make a difference in the lives of those who live in our district. We strive to provide an innovative, adaptable and integrated library service and our people are key in achieving this. We have a dynamic work environment with plenty of laughter and a friendly, welcoming and positive culture.

About the role

We are seeking an experienced library manager to lead our awesome library team in the rapidly growing and conveniently situated Matamata-Piako district.  Here you will experience a perfect blend of town and country, with a loyal and appreciative following of regular library customers.

We are looking for a visionary and innovative leader who understands the political and ever changing environment that libraries operate in.

The District Library Manager is responsible for the planning, development and delivery of high quality library and information services which are accessible, inclusive and responsive to the diverse needs of our communities.

About you

The successful applicant will be digitally savvy, have proven leadership experience, exceptional customer service skills and a thorough knowledge of library systems and software.

The ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders and an understanding of public library services and developments is also essential.

You will hold at minimum a degree level library qualification and professional registration.

Needing to relocate? Not a problem as we can offer a relocation allowance and support for the right candidate.

Why choose us?

There are many great things about working at MPDC. But the top ranked reason our staff give time and time again is ‘the people’. We believe people are the key to the success of our organisation and we like to look after our own.

Some of the staff benefits we offer are:

  • Flexible work arrangements and a family friendly work environment
  • Crediting current continuous local government service for the purpose of annual and long service leave entitlements
  • The ability to earn performance payments
  • Extra annual leave awarded with years of service
  • Long service leave
  • Sick leave on commencement of employment
  • Partners paid parental leave
  • Discounts at council pool facilities
  • Free parking
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Access to wellbeing resources and workplace support
  • Relocation allowance

A little about our district

The Matamata-Piako district has something for everyone – a stunning mountain with fantastic bushwalks on your doorstep and mineral spas to relax in after a hard day at work. There’s all the benefits of living in a small town like safe communities, free parking and no traffic lights, but it’s close enough to Hamilton and Tauranga to enjoy the city life. It’s just over half an hour to the beach, only 90 minutes to Auckland and a couple of hours from the ski fields – why wouldn’t you want to work in such a central district with so much to offer?

So what are you waiting for? Apply today!

Apply for this position at www.joinourteam.co.nz and enter the job code 19561LIANZA. Applications close midday Wednesday, 6 July 2022.