Ever dreamed of living by mountains and sea? Join the small council with the massive challenge!
Our District has been significantly impacted by the recent earthquakes. Right now we've got unique opportunities to live in and re-build a tourist hot-spot, to get stuck-in, to help, to be challenged and grow.
The Kaikoura District Council is considered the smallest Council on mainland NZ (the Chatham Islands Council is the only NZ Council smaller than us). But while our population base (3,621 permanent residents) makes us the ‘smallest', we pride ourselves on our achievements, many of which have left the ‘big' Council's following in our footsteps. We may be small but we're committed to achieving the best outcomes for our residents and visitors. Our Council is a leader in sustainability.
We offer you a place to work in a spectacular district nestled between the mountains and the sea, without any of the hassles of a big city. We are committed to helping staff achieve work/life balance. Suited to people who enjoy the outdoors and marine activities, staff at Council are a social bunch who lead active (but very relaxed!) lifestyles.
Kaikoura has fabulous scenery. Boutique shopping, fishing, diving, cycling, walking, beaches, it is all here to enjoy.
Needed: IWK needs people with the skills, knowledge and experience to assist the organisation to meet its objectives as agreed with Council on an annual basis. IWK is a Council Controlled Organisation that is in the business of waste minimisation and maintaining and managing public amenities. The company’s main services are:
- Waste minimisation and management through provision of recycling services, resource recovery and landfill management.
- Environmental rehabilitation preservation and development through the Trees for Travellers program.
- Maintaining water and waste water infrastructure predominantly for local authorities.
- Maintaining public toilets and amenities in Kaikoura.
- Parks and Reserves.
- Consideration may be given to provide services for other private and public activities.
Applications close: When all positions are filled. (Applications should include a CV and cover letter.)
Key responsibilities include:
- Meet regularly to monitor and manage IWK’s governance and performance
- Ensure that appropriate reporting systems are in place and maintained to provide adequate and timely information to the Board
- Approve the annual business plan, budget and capital expenditure, in accordance with IWK policy
- Ensure that the Board has a formal schedule of matters and authorities referred to it for decision to ensure that the direction and management of IWK is in the hands of the Board
- Ensure that a clearly accepted division of responsibilities (governance versus operational) exists between the Board and the General Manager to provide a balance of power and authority so that no one individual has unfettered powers of decision
- Encourage fresh perspectives and views on the Board by involving new directors and ensuring that their views are given proper consideration and weight
- Present to Council balanced and understandable assessments/reports, as required, on the performance and position of IWK.