Quality and Compliance Manager

Waikato Local Authority Shared Services

21 September 2021
21 October 2021
$100,000 p.a
Waikato Local Authority Shared Services

Who is Waikato Local Authority Shared Services (WLASS)?

We are a company owned by councils in Waikato. We support those councils to improve customer service, improve their own performance and reduce costs. Our vision is  

Waikato councils working together to shape happier communities and staff, and forge effective councils.


We are a small team with big ambitions. We work hard to provide value to our shareholders and their teams, and we pride ourselves on our inclusive and fun culture. 

The Waikato Building Consent Group (WBCG) is a cluster of eight Waikato Councils, and is a part of the WLASS family. Our goal is to work together to improve collaboration and consistency in building control functions, processes, and documentation, providing an excellent and consistent customer centric service across the Waikato region.

Each council in the WBCG is a Building Consent Authority (BCA) and to maintain their BCA accreditation Councils must demonstrate that they have the necessary competencies, processes and systems in place to carry out consenting and inspecting duties.

The WBCG achieves this through a collective Quality Management System (QMS).


About the role

The purpose of the newly established Quality and Compliance Manager is to take a leadership role in supporting the Waikato Building Consent Group (WBCG) to maintain their BCA accreditation, achieving a high-performance status through continuous improvement and management of the WBCG Quality Management System.

This is a permanent role but we will also consider a secondment opportunity. 


About you

We are looking for someone who is:

  • A self-motivated leader, able to positively influence others without direct authority
  • Solutions focused and a subject matter expert in interpreting NZ building legislation, Quality Assurance and experience from within the construction industry
  • A stickler for detail, who loves to have everything "just right" and if it's not right, you love asking "why" to really get under the hood
  • Systems orientated, having a genuine passion for quality, and understanding the importance of having robust controls in place
  • Flexible and adaptable when it comes to continuous improvement and change, and is motivated by achieving positive outcomes
  • Constantly striving for excellence; delivering a high-quality service at speed will be second nature – bumps in the road don’t deter you
  • A believer in the value of strong, positive, trusting teams who work together as one
  • A simple, clear communicator that gets straight to the point
  • At ease in a flexible working environment.


To be successful in this role you will have the following skills and experience: 

  • Comprehensive understanding of the Building Act and The Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006
  • Skilled in document and process management
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proficient in computer technology and systems
  • Some experience in internal auditing desirable
  • Full driver’s license (this role will require travel around our councils)


If you are passionate about building regulations, efficient processes, quality management systems, and you can see yourself making a positive difference to our shareholders and their teams, apply now!


How to apply

 Please send the following to Natalie Allam at natalie.allam@waikatolass.co.nz [link removed]:

A CV outlining your experience;

A cover letter explaining why this role is your opportunity to shine;


You can find out more about WLASS and the Waikato Building Consent Group by visiting our websites 



Note: Applicant must have a legal right to work in NZ

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