Porirua City is looking for a committed and passionate individual to drive the Regional Waste Management and Minimisation Plan in its current and future forms. This is a three-year fixed term position.

You will responsible for the implementation of the Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan, working with the eight councils of the region to implement their Waste Management and Minimisation Plans (WMMP).  You’ll also manage regional funding and review and develop consecutive waste assessments and WMMPs. The role requires a high degree of stakeholder engagement and an excellent understanding of the waste and recycling industry.

This job is about regional collaboration at both officer and elected member level, you will be representing eight councils to our regional governance team so it’s critical for you to be politically sensitive. You will know when to keep pushing our story and when to tactfully retract to achieve the best outcome. Although based in Porirua City, you’ll be travelling and working at other councils.

You’ll be a straight thinker who builds excellent relationships with stakeholders and really understands customer service. We always put the customer at the centre of our thinking, so we need smart people who are innovative and want to make things better.

If you’re passionate about influencing sustainability and waste reduction and working towards a better environment for the Wellington Region, we’d love to hear from you. You will need to be able to demonstrate you:

  • have experience and a strong understanding of the processes of local government consultation and policy setting
  • are experienced in telling a complex story to a wide audience from council to community groups
  • are known for being a self-starter and driving results
  • have strong project management skills and the ability to work collaboratively, sharing information in a timely manner.

To find out more about working for Porirua City Watch this video

If you need more information, please call David Down on 237 1503 or David.Down@poriruacity.govt.nz

Fixed Term Full Time

Job no: ESAI04684

Location: Porirua

Closing Date: Monday, 1 June 2020