Committee Advisor Job Vacancy

We are seeking a professional Committee Advisor to join the governance area to provide additional support for a newly created meeting structure. You would provide specialist support services and advice to our elected representatives and staff on Standing Orders and meeting protocols, undertake agenda preparation and provide minute taking services. 

To be successful in this role you need to be organised, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, have the ability to work flexibly and have a positive attitude.  You will have excellent computer skills and the confidence to work with elected members, staff and the public at committee and community board meetings.

We are looking for someone with the following qualities and skills:

  • The ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • The ability to work under pressure with a high degree of accuracy.
  • The ability to exercise sound judgement, discretion and political understanding.
  • Adaptable and able to work flexibly, including evening work (attendance at evening meetings of the Martinborough, Featherston, and Greytown Community Boards and the Māori Standing Committee every six weeks is required; meetings are generally two – three hours in length).
  • Demonstrated experience taking formal minutes in a local government environment, steering committee or at board level.
  • Demonstrated word-processing skills to an advanced level and speed, using the range of Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective, successful and professional working relationships.
  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude and be a ‘team player’.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this job.

The job description can be found on our website:

Applications for this position close on Wednesday 20 March 2018.

Applications should be sent to:  enquiries@swdc.govt.nz