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17/442 Community Advisor

Department of Internal Affairs
Job Category:
Community Services
Otago - Dunedin
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Service Delivery and Operations | 17/442 Community Advisor


Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Dunedin
Business Group: Community Operations
Branch: Service Delivery & Operations
Salary: $65,239 - $88,264

This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated advisor with strong relationship management skills to join our Dunedin team.

As a Community Advisor your key role is to engage with communities and stakeholders to provide information and advice and connect them with the resources they need, using a community led approach. Travel is involved and a driver's licence is essential.

Key to your success will be a proven ability to work alongside communities, hapu and iwi to enable them to become resilient and achieve their aspirations. You will also have excellent data analysis capability and your customer service ethic will underpin all that you do.

You will have a professional attitude and be able to evidence:

  • Ability to work with integrity within the public service.
  • Excellent communication skills - written and oral.
  • Proven skills, knowledge and experience in providing advice that builds and empowers the community, whanau, hapu, iwi, and voluntary organisations.
  • Excellent relationship management and collaboration skills.
  • Data analysis and analytical skills.
  • Experience in online Grant Management.
  • Experience in assessing organisational performance and providing advice to community and voluntary organisations.
  • Strong digital literacy skills are essential as we work in a digital office environment.
  • Ability to rapidly adapt and be an early adopter of change in a high change environment.

You will also:

  • Align with our three key principles: 
    - 'Make it Easy, Make it Work' - take time to truly understand people's needs. 
    - 'Stronger Together' - recognising that teams work best when collaborating with each other. 
    - 'We take pride in what we do' - be positive and professional.
  • Have a reputation as a finisher and get things done.
  • Have budget nous, with an ability to tell the story behind the numbers.
  • Be proactive and able to come up to speed quickly with what needs to be done.
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Have a sense of humour.

Your background might include a combination of:

  • Community development/Community Advisory/Community Practitioner experience
  • Previous secretariat or funding administration experience in the Private or Public Sectors
  • Other relevant public service experience.

Applications close: 4pm, Monday 27 November 2017
For more information please contact: Marten Schievink on 03 479 6511 or
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