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Development Strategy Advisor

Housing New Zealand Corporation
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Auckland - Auckland
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Two twelve month fixed-term, full-time positions
  • Based in Auckland Central Regional Office, Greenlane
  • Annual salary of $129,714 plus five weeks' annual leave

About Housing New Zealand

Housing New Zealand Corporation is a Crown agent that provides housing services for people in need. It isn't just about getting a roof over people's heads - we also work closely with others to ensure our tenants have access to good support services.

Our Values - Kotahitanga - One Team

Housing New Zealand has important work to do and our aspirations are big. We believe that people do their best within an environment of trust, care, contribution, humility and learning. We also do our best when we take personal responsibility to achieve our shared vision and maintain a working environment we are proud of.

The values that drive us are:

  • we trust each other and share ownership
  • we care about each other as people
  • everyone's contribution matters
  • we are humble and genuine
  • we continually learn and innovate.

The role

Our vision is 'building lives and communities by housing New Zealanders.' To help us achieve this, we are currently recruiting for two twelve month, fixed-term Development Strategy Advisors to join our team.

This role is working at the conception of projects. Starting with assessing sites, working through feasibility scenarios and engaging with the wider business to ensure end user needs are met. Relationship skills and stakeholder engagement are key in this role, you need to get everyone on track to get the job done.

Main requirements of this role:

  • Provide high quality, professional development site identification and feasibility expertise
  • Support the Development Strategy contribution in achieving the Housing New Zealand Asset Management Strategy (AMS)
  • Actively contribute to filling the ADG Pipeline with quality development sites
  • Provide development feasibility expertise, providing ready to activate development sites, at the right time, for optimised (highest and best use) Housing New Zealand development outcomes
  • Prepare and review development feasibility and modelling, ensuring high quality, efficient and effective portfolio development outcomes for Housing New Zealand
  • Contribute to the production of Precinct and Neighbourhood Plans
  • Provide a strategic framework for asset treatment across the national portfolio

What you'll need to bring:

  • In-depth knowledge and demonstrated senior level experience of property development and associated legislation/regulations
  • Proven negotiation and mediation skills
  • Strong research and evaluation skills
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in preparing and presenting development feasibility and scenario modelling
  • Proven project management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

What we offer

We offer competitive salaries and five weeks' annual leave for all new starters, as well as a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development.

These benefits are described in more detail at

We provide a working environment with opportunities for self-development and new challenges. If you'd like to join a team of professionals who are passionate about people, improving the quality of the lives of our tenants and giving something back to the community, we would love to hear from you.

To learn more about us and the work we do, visit

To apply please follow the online process.

The reference code for this position is 47485GJO.

To see a copy of the position description and apply for the job, go to

Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday, 22 April 2019.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

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