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Team Leader Rates

Whakatane, New Zealand

Reference: 5573966

Are you experienced and enthusiastic about leading a team to deliver the Rates function within a local government environment?

Here at Whakatāne District Council, we're passionate about a lot of things. We're passionate about delivering well-needed services, and providing what is needed to support our communities to be the best they can be. We want to make sure we support our vision of being the place of choice for people to live, work and play. We're committed to upholding the Treaty of Waitangi and establishing effective relationships to strengthen partnerships with whānau, hapū and iwi.

Working with us means being part of a close-knit, customer-focused team in one of New Zealand's sunniest locations. We pride ourselves on employing talented professionals who like to have fun, embrace our values of trust, excellence, learning and teamwork and enjoy living in our superb environment. Come and join us, take a breath and find more life in life.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Team Leader Rates. This role is responsible for leading the Rates Team to deliver the Council's land and water rates function and activities. As a leadership role within Whakatane District Council, you'll be passionate about developing and supporting your team whilst also being confident reviewing and developing rating policies, ensuring key deadlines are met and providing rating advice and guidance to the Executive Leadership Team.

We'll provide the support and professional development, you'll provide the skills.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Experience working within the Local Government (Rating) Act with a highly developed knowledge of this legislation and the functions of a Rates team
  • Excellent communication skills and a passion for leading a team
  • A willingness to get stuck in to support your team and the wider organisation to achieve our rating priorities
  • A high level of assurance working within an organisation that has significant engagement with whānau, hapū and iwi

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Rob Trass, CFO and General Manager Business Partnering or a member of our People & Capability team on 07 306 0500, or apply now.

Applications close Wednesday, 28 July 2021


Applications Close: 28 Jul 2021