Team Leader Building

Whakatane District Council

14 September 2023
8 October 2023
Whakatane District Council
  • Variety of staff benefits including flexible working opportunities
  • Competitive market remuneration & great team culture
  • Full time permanent position

Ko wai mātau | About us

The people at Whakatāne District Council love what we do because we do it for others, and that feels good. We work hard and we know it's important to stop and play too. We work where we work best, whether it's the office or home. We're on a learning journey because we know we can always do better, and we know we're better together. Will you come on that journey with us?

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

As the Team Leader Building, you will be the driving force behind our organisation's success, providing high-quality leadership to our technical staff. Your primary objective is to ensure our team excels in delivering inspections and processing functions with competence and confidence, operating efficiently and effectively. This pivotal role plays a significant part in achieving our Council's outcomes through efficient relationship management and statutory regulation.

Key Accountabilities:

  • You will provide exceptional leadership and guidance to our technical team, fostering a culture of collaboration, teamwork, and engagement. Empower our staff to excel in their roles, ensuring competence and efficient delivery of services
  • As the Team Leader Building, you will efficiently oversee the Building Consent Authority functions, ensuring compliance with statutory obligations, adhering to established processes, and actively promoting continuous improvement to drive greater effectiveness
  • Your ability to manage internal relationships and monitor external contractors will be instrumental in maintaining positive interactions with stakeholders and customers. Build strong connections to ensure successful project outcomes and reinforce our commitment to meeting community needs

Ko wai koe | About you

You'll be joining a team that envisions being better together, so you'll be a team player that upholds the values that a bunch of staff developed together (see below). To be successful in this role, we are looking for a candidate who possess the following qualifications, skills and attributes:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Building Control Surveying or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of leadership experience in a building-related environment
  • Strong attention to detail, time management, and continuous improvement skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities
  • Solution-focused with a proactive and accountable approach

You'll get access to a range of staff benefits including five weeks' annual leave, flexible working arrangements, and free swimming pool access. You'll never be more than half an hour away from rivers, lakes, forests, beaches and great walks - most are just on your doorstep. We love this place and you will too.

Our values

  • We're always learning and improving - Toitū te Taumata
  • We're passionate and proud - Toitū te Mauri Ora
  • We work as one team - Toitū te Mahi Tahi
  • We put people at the heart of everything we do - Toitū te Tangata
  • We care about our environment - Toitū te Taiao

Me pēhea te tono mai | How to apply

We are keen to recruit for this role quickly, so applications will be reviewed as they are received.

If you are ready to take on this rewarding challenge and unlock your potential as a leader, we invite you to apply now!

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Liisa Tioke, Manager Building or a member of our People and Capability Team on 07 306 0500.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 6446384.

Applications close 08 October 2023

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

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