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Project Insurance Lead [12 month fixed term]


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bout The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

We are looking for a detail orientated and self-motivated individual to join our Finance team as a Project Insurance Lead. This 12-month fixed term role has been created to support the day to day management of Council’s insurance claims related to Cyclone Gabrielle.  You will be actively working alongside the Senior Manager Finance Recovery and other partners throughout the organisation, as well as our external brokers and advisors to assist with our claims for insurance and NEMA, so you will need to have great communication and interpersonal skills. Part of your role will be to lead a team of analysts in this space so people leadership experience would be beneficial.

About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

This role is new and will offer up a diverse range of challenges, so a proven ability to work with others to find solutions to complex issues and to deliver the best outcomes will be essential to your success.  You will need to display a high degree of initiative and perseverance to follow through a project or issue to resolution; it will give you great job satisfaction when you complete these complex tasks! To further support your success, you will need to evidence an in-depth understanding of accounting best practice and knowledge of financial reporting systems and requirements.

Ideally you will also have:

  • Understanding of best practice management of reporting and risk, issue and status management.
  • Strong experience in scheduling, budgeting, tracking and monitoring of programmes or projects as well as defining process and developing capability.
  • Ability to facilitate and maintain strong productive relationship with all stakeholders.
  • Resilience, adaptability, and flexibility to keep up with the ever-changing nature of HBRC.

What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

The salary range for this role is between $82,169 to $91,400 and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

This is a high-performing and motivated team of professional that you will be joining, offering an opportunity to experience working within local government and supporting the recovery work from Cyclone Gabrielle. Other benefits of working for our team include flexible working options to support work/life balance, and a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a supportive working environment.

We value diversity and as such we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. HBRC is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

Applications close 10 December 2023

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Please apply through Seek . If you require any further information please email

22 November 2023

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