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Programme Advisor - Economic Development  Ref:045

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has what it takes to succeed in a dynamic and challenging role.  As a member of the Economic Development team, you will provide liaison for business customers seeking economic development services, business and film enquiries, and advocacy within Council.  You will as well monitor and maintain economic and business information relevant to the Kāpiti Coast District and the Council including information to support business growth and investment. Please note that this role is a 6 months Fixed term contract.

To be successful in this role you will have:

 A tertiary qualification in the area of economic development.

  • Relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Previous experience in local or central government.
  • Understanding and awareness of tikanga Māori, Māori perspectives and issues relevant to Māori.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with a demonstrated commitment to customer service and ability to work effectively with a wide range of people (internal and external).
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of people, including the ability to effectively deliver presentations which are well received and understood.
  • Effective writing skills with demonstrated experience drafting formal business case documents for decision making.
  • Demonstrated expertise in project management – both methodology and practical aspects.
  • Sound knowledge of policy frameworks and policy development process.
  • Intellectual ability, problem solving and analysis, decision making, management and design of complex projects, persuading and influencing, plain English writing and presentation skills.
  • Sound level MS Suite applications (i.e. Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of motivation with initiative and be able to provide policy options which are both creative and pragmatic, and meet statutory requirements.
  • A current and valid NZ Driver’s Licence with no restrictions.

 Working for the Kāpiti Coast District Council means being part of a caring, dynamic and effective customer-focused team who make a positive difference in the community we serve.  If you’d like to be part of the team, contact us now. 

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Sam Feld, Acting Economic Development Manager on 04 296 4700 or free phone 0800 486 486.

 The preferred candidate will need to undergo the usual pre-employment checks, including drug and alcohol screening and police, criminal history and credit checks.  Please note you must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

You will find the Job Description here.

Applications close 12.00 noon, Thursday 15 November 2018.  Please email your cover letter, CV, completed Council Application form, copy of your work visa (if applicable) and Drivers Licence marked Programme Advisor – Economic Development 044” to    


Kapiti Coast District Council Application form:

Application for Employment (WORD)

 Application for Employment (PDF)

* This document must accompany every application submitted