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Development Strategist

Housing New Zealand Corporation
Job Category:
Community Services
Auckland - Auckland
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Permanent full-time role
  • Based in our Auckland Regional Office
  • Exciting opportunity within our Development Strategy team

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 a Development Strategist.

What you'll need to bring:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification with professional experience/skills in property development and extensive sector experience at a senior level
  • In-depth knowledge and demonstrated senior level experience of property development and associated legislation/regulations
  • Strong research and evaluation skills
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in preparing and presenting development feasibility and scenario modelling
  • Proven project management skills
  • Current driver's licence with no endorsements
  • Sound computer literacy in Microsoft Office environment - Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to represent the organisation in a professional manner

The key accountabilities for this role are:

  • to provide high quality, professional development site identification and feasibility expertise, including mentoring of Housing New Zealand staff as required
  • to actively contribute to filling the ADG Pipeline with quality development sites and support the Development Strategy contribution to achieving the Housing New Zealand strategy
  • to deliver enough quality and ready to activate development sites to the business to allow the delivery of the portfolio redevelopment and additions targets
  • to provide senior level development feasibility expertise
  • to prepare and review complex development feasibility and modelling, ensuring high quality, efficient and effective portfolio development outcomes for Housing New Zealand
  • contribute to the production of Development Plans and Programmes, so providing a strategic framework for asset treatment across the national portfolio.

What we offer

We offer 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 here

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 click here

To apply please follow the online process.

The reference code for this position is 44848GJO.

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

To find out more about this opportunity please contact the HR Service Centre at

Applications close at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 26 September 2018.

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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