Head of Neighbourhood Hubs & Library Services

  • Newly created role with the ability to shape and direct the future and deliver strong impact for our city
  • Focus on a joined up approach to library services and the community
  • Champion  te ao Māori in our Community

About Us

At Hutt City Council our vision is to build a connected, resilient and inclusive city where all of our people thrive – Kia noho mai tēnei tāone hei pou herenga waka, hei pou herenga kaupapa, hei wāhi whai hua ki hōna iwi.

Our council has set out a bold and ambitious plan for us to achieve. We are facing some new and exciting challenges and this offers our staff unique opportunities to create innovative and positive changes with our communities.

We are committed to making a difference to people in Lower Hutt Te Awakairangi through what they do and how they do it. Every day they provide services, facilities and programmes to almost 110,000 residents of Lower Hutt and the thousands that also visit or work there. In everything that they do, they demonstrate their values of manaakitanga, te hononga and kia kaha.

About the Role

Lead a new holistic approach to Neighbourhoods and a shift to enabling more community led activity with a focus on wellbeing outcomes.

In this newly created role you will manage the assets of our 8 anchor facilities across the city and maintain oversight of our programme delivery and community services, including library services. You will ensure those facilities provide a hub for their community, promote and advocate for literacy and equitable access, promote te ao Māori and enable activities that support the wellbeing of our diverse community.

About You

This is a great opportunity to help shape the way local councils engage and work with communities in our changing world. You will have an understanding of community facilities and services and experience or understanding of libraries.  You will have the ability to lead a multi-functional team, set direction and drive strategies that focus on community wellbeing.

Our anchor facilities host a range of services and programmes, delivered by Council and others, which include library, computer and the internet access, employment and career resources and support, sports and recreation and arts and culture. We are increasingly looking to partner with community in our shared spaces to enable this.

We are committed to embedding the values and practices of te ao Māori across the teams and we want you to help us on the journey.

You are a passionate people leader, who can really work with people from a broad background and influence key stakeholders and decision makers.

This is a rare opportunity to help shape the future delivery of local government services.

Join us

Applications for this role close Tuesday 26 October 2021. Please apply through the Hutt City Council jobs portal https://careers.huttcity.govt.nz/home