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Group Manager Corporate Services

Staff Photo 4 September 2019

About the Opportunity:

The Group Manager Corporate Services is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction for the Council's Finance, Information and Communication Technology, Fleet and Facilities, Customer Experience and Risk & Assurance functions. The portfolio includes group assets of approximately $1b, including a substantial investment portfolio of a majority shareholding in the Port of Napier, managed funds, property and forestry.

Our Corporate Services Group is navigating a period of significant growth and transformation that underpins the Council's Strategic Plan, and we are looking for an exceptionally talented and passionate leader to lead and develop the team. A solid foundation has been laid down over the last four years to support the organisation in delivering a step-change in impact and outcomes for the region's environment and resilience, and now full implementation of our ambitious Corporate Plan is required.

As a member of the Executive Leadership Team and reporting to the Chief Executive, the Group Manager Corporate Services will work across HBRC in collaboration with the Strategy and Governance team to develop the Long Term Plan (LTP), Annual Plan and Annual reports. The Group Manager Corporate Services is the overall sponsor of the Corporate Plan which is also part of the Long Term Plan and has a significant capital budget, including a major technology programme.

About you:

You will be a person of mana and integrity who is able to inspire and build a positive team culture to deliver a first-class service to the Council.

Ideally you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Strong leadership skills and experience effectively managing staff
  • Ability to manoeuvre through complex political situations effectively and astutely
  • Proven ability to build constructive and effective relationships, based on trust and respect
  • Experience in understanding and shaping cultures of organisations and how to get things done through formal and informal networks
  • Proven ability engaging staff across an organisation
  • Proven track record of implementing and delivering significant organisation wide change programmes
  • Success in leading, motivating and coaching individuals and a team
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong ability to assimilate large amounts of information and ascertain what matters strategically
  • An excellent understanding of accounting systems
  • Demonstrated awareness of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and including Te Reo Māori in relevant and practical ways in interaction and engagement to demonstrate respect and value of Tikanga Māori in appropriate settings
  • A positive and constructive sense of humour with a good deal of empathy, kindness an emotional intelligence!

The position offers a competitive remuneration package, including benefits such as a vehicle, limited income protection and life insurance and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment, including working from home. HBRC will also provide relocation assistance to any candidates relocating to Hawke's Bay for the position if required.

For a confidential initial discussion about this opportunity please contact Adam Caccioppoli at Baker Tilly Staples Rodway, who are supporting HBRC with this recruitment. ( and (06) 8787011)

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

 Applications close 5pm 17th May 2022. APPLY VIA SEEK 

Please note that due the competitive talent market at present, Hawke's Bay Regional Council will be contacting and interviewing candidates throughout the advertising period so please do apply immediately.

2 May 2022

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