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General Manager – Whanganui & Partners

6 Sep 2018  By Contributor

General Manager – Whanganui & Partners – Whanganui District Council

Growing district seeks new leader to drive economic development, organisational excellence, partnerships and sustainable growth.

Whanganui & Partners is situated in beautiful Whanganui District known for its vibrant arts, Māori culture, tourism and growing business sector. Whanganui & Partners is committed to retaining, growing and attracting people and business to Whanganui for the betterment of the community. The vision is for Whanganui to be vibrant, prosperous and rich with opportunities. Whanganui & Partners will implement and deliver programmes, both new and existing, to secure the successful future of the district. The Board and the team at Whanganui & Partners seek to build on past success and continue the work to deliver a better future for the Whanganui district.

The position will encourage collaboration around a strong partnership with iwi, business, education, sport and the arts, and local government.

The role is a key leadership position in the community with oversight by a board and will suit a person with highly developed skills in communication, building coalitions of support, effective advocacy and translating multiple workstreams into priorities which achieve the support of the partners.

The development of strategies that achieve long-term goals and provide for economic growth, strengthening of current industries, and support for critical sectors in an equitable way are key to the position. Preferred candidates will have open, empathetic and collaborative leadership qualities. They will be exceptional in forging partnerships, demonstrating commercial acumen and have a track record of delivering outstanding results through a positive staff culture. The ability to work effectively with a Board and elected members and a work history of strong team development skills will also be important competencies.

To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover letter and CV to quoting 354413TT. Applications close on Monday 1 October 2018. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

To view a position description, please visit the Job Search page at

For more information, please phone David Hammond on 027 444 6368.


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