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Finding a good job is central to finding a new lifestyle in Taranaki, so we’ve pulled together all the jobs currently on offer in Taranaki to help you make the move.

Customer Services Officer

Part Time | Hospitality & Tourism | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is looking for a passionate, customer-focused and retail experienced individual to provide exceptional customer service to our visitors and support our revenue generation targets through strong sales in our contemporary design store. Experience in a customer service and/or retail environment is essential. Experience in a hospitality environment would be an advantage as you will assist the team to deliver events and public programmes held at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre. The role of Customer Services Officer will be 15 hours rostered over a seven-day week with a requirement to work weekends and late nights as required. This is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic team that drives the development and exploration of contemporary art within New Zealand's contemporary culture. At New Plymouth District Council we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff. You can expect to start in this role with us between $43,047 - $46,790 pro-rata. We have also put together an integrated Total Rewards Framework that spans wellbeing, development, benefits, culture and recognition. The NPDC Total Rewards Framework provides a diverse range of opportunities and benefits for our staff. Applications close Tuesday, 11 February 2020.

Executive Assistant

Full Time | Government & Council | All Taranaki

• Great Executive Assistant opportunity • Join a dynamic organisation and passionate team • Make a meaningful contribution to the Taranaki community • Full-time, open-term position Venture Taranaki is looking for an energetic and motivated Executive Assistant to join our team. You’ll be responsible for providing secretarial support to our Chief Executive and administrative support across the wider Venture Taranaki team, and will be involved in a wide range of work, including event management and special projects. About us Venture Taranaki is a small high-performing team acknowledged as making a significant difference to the region through what we do and how we do it. We deliver varied and interesting projects and services, and encourage ongoing innovation and improvement, with a strong focus on engagement and workplace culture. Working here you’ll make a meaningful contribution to the region on a daily basis. Ideally, you’ll have... • Excellent organisational skills, and ideally some event planning or management experience • Proven ability to self-manage, prioritise and work well under pressure • Good communication skills • Commitment to working as part of a team • At least 3 years’ experience within a personal/ executive assistant role or similar • A passion for helping people and making things run smoothly Applications are due by 3.00pm Friday 7 February. To apply, send your application to: lucy@venture.org.nz

Enviroschools Facilitator

Part Time | Education & training | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Do you want to empower students and young people to contribute to a more sustainable future? The Taranaki Regional Council is seeking a contractor to join the team of Facilitators supporting the Enviroschools kaupapa in Taranaki. Enviroschools is an innovative sustainable schools programme that is growing fast nationwide. This role involves supporting teachers and students with environmental learning and action, building relationships with community experts and working collaboratively with a range of educators. The successful applicant will have initiative, be self-motivated, confident, enthusiastic and highly organised. Knowledge of Education for Sustainability, the NZ school curriculum, sustainable practices and Maori perspectives of the environment would be beneficial. As a contractor for this role, you will need your own vehicle, phone and computer. This role is part-time, 19 hours per week. Don't miss this opportunity to become involved in positive sustainable action! For more details, including the job description, please see our website www.trc.govt.nz

Community Partnership Adviser

Contract | Community Services and Development | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Are you a connected influencer with a passion for your district community? New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) is looking for a Community Partnerships Adviser. You will join a specialist team that provides strategic direction and capacity building support for NPDC's work with its community partners, stakeholders and communities, to achieve NPDC's Community Outcomes. This part-time, fixed term role will focus on providing specialist advice and capability support to ensure NPDC's partnerships, community investments, and engagement initiatives are of a high quality and deliver multiple benefits. You will be a positive, self-motivated person who enjoys working in a collaborative team environment and can inspire others to think and act differently. To be successful in this position you will have a tertiary qualification in a community or policy related discipline, along with the following: •The ability to see the big picture and think strategically, including the development, implementation, and integration of Council strategies, plans and policies •Excellent relationship and interpersonal skills •Excellent stakeholder management across government, community, education and industry sectors •Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience in report writing At NPDC we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff. You can expect to start in this role with us between $67,740 - $73,760 pro-rata. We have also put together an integrated Total Rewards Framework that spans wellbeing, development, benefits, culture and recognition. The NPDC Total Rewards Framework provides a diverse range of opportunities and benefits for our staff. Applications close Friday, 7 February.

Building Officer

Full Time | Construction - Other | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your knowledge and experience into an exciting role in the quality and compliance service? Would you like to be involved in a variety of building developments across New Plymouth? We have a full-time, permanent vacancy for a Building Officer (consent processor or inspector) within our highly skilled team. To be successful in this role it would be advantageous to have an appropriate qualification as described in Regulation 18 (Requiring technical qualifications) of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006. A list of those qualifications can be found at https://www.building.govt.nz/building-officials/bca-accreditation/detailed-regulatory-guidance/18-appropriate-technical-qualifications/. Additionally you will have the following: •Practical experience in construction, building design, building surveying or inspection •The ability to communicate effectively with professionals and home-owners alike •The ability to think creatively to solve practical problems •An attitude to go the 'extra mile' for our customers •An eye for detail •Current working knowledge of the NZ Building Code and Building Act Intensive and comprehensive training is offered to the right person. You will be working in a collegial and technical environment with exciting challenges daily. We have put together an integrated Total Rewards Framework that spans wellbeing, development, benefits, culture and recognition. The NPDC Total Rewards Framework provides a diverse range of opportunities and benefits for our staff. We can offer you this amazing opportunity in the Taranaki region - recently voted the second best region in the world to visit by Lonely Planet. New Plymouth combines a vibrant, bustling and safe city centre with easy access to amazing natural resources. Whether it's the great surf, climbing our majestic mountain, walking hundreds of kilometres of track or strolling along our award-winning coastal walkway, New Plymouth has something for you. So if you're tired of the rat race and want to enjoy a ten minute commute, and a laid back lifestyle combined with a challenging and rewarding career, this may be the role for you. Applications close Friday, 7 February 2020.

NPDC Climate Change Action Framework Positions

Contract | Government & Council | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

NPDC has determined that climate change requires an urgent response to prepare the community for the future. Positioning itself as a local government leader, NPDC is committed to delivering an advanced response to climate change mitigation and adaptation. There are two roles with a specific focus on this work area. NPDC aims to deliver a programme of immediate initiatives and plan for the long term. To do this NPDC needs people who: •have an understanding of the climate change landscape and the local government context •are able to translate the 'big picture' into every day outcomes; •work collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders and form constructive relationships •are able to deal with complex issues and communicate them in a simple and meaningful manner •have a passion for communities and for leading positive change and lasting environmental outcomes. The specific details of these two roles are: Senior Planning Adviser We are looking for someone who is energised by diverse challenges and problem solving. You will plan for key emerging issues with a focus on climate change, environmental planning, policy and sustainability. You, in collaboration with other experts from across the organisation, will lead the development and delivery of the councils next Infrastructure Strategy. This strategy will have a strong emphasis on adapting and mitigating the impacts of climate change. You will input into the councils recently released and nationally recognised Proposed District Plan (e-plan) and work on community and corporate sustainability initiatives. You will work closely with Infrastructure Managers, Planners and develop relationships with community stakeholders. You have experience in a planning/policy role and hold a tertiary qualification in planning, policy, or an infrastructure related discipline. Project Manager: Climate Change Action Framework This is a new position that will lead the implementation of councils new Climate Change Action Framework. You will need to have a passion for planning for the environment, collaborative and impactful community outcomes and will accelerate NPDC's overall response to climate change. This role is responsible for the delivery of an advanced programme of planning, operations and community initiatives. You will engage with the community on climate change issues and work to embed climate change into councils planning documents and everyday work. You will have experience in a project management/projects planning environment and have a relevant tertiary qualification. Why New Plymouth? New Plymouth District, with a population of around 74,000 people, makes up the largest district in Taranaki. With the stunning Mt Taranaki as a backdrop and the warm iron sands along our coast, it is no wonder Taranaki has been judged the second best region in the world to visit by Lonely Planet. In Taranaki it's easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career. Our regions' dynamic surf, multitude of parks and gardens, iconic walkways, major events calendar and mountain playground make this the place to live! Who are we? We are a large organisation employing approximately 600 people, with staff based in more than 12 locations around the district. We manage the environmental, social, economic, and cultural wellbeing of the New Plymouth District - making decisions for and on behalf of the local community and setting the district's overall strategic direction. Our focus is creating a great organisation that supports a great community, and enabling NPDC to achieve its strategic intent of building a lifestyle capital that puts people first, cares for our place, and supports a prosperous community. At the New Plymouth District Council we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff including solid career pathways, learning and development opportunities as well as personal and professional development. We offer competitive remuneration and flexi-time, which creates a work-life balance to enjoy what Taranaki has to offer. Applications close Friday, 31 January 2020.

Keeper - Brooklands Zoo

Full Time | Agriculture, Farming, Forestry & Fishing | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Brooklands Zoo located in New Plymouth, Taranaki is a free, family focused zoo that is home to a diverse variety of species and attracts over 113,000 visitors annually. We are an Accredited ZAA facility operated by New Plymouth District Council. In Taranaki it's easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career. Our regions' dynamic surf, multitude of parks and gardens, iconic walkways, major events calendar and mountain playground make this the place to live! A rare opportunity has arisen for a qualified and experienced Keeper to join our dedicated team at Brooklands Zoo in a new role to care for a diverse collection of species on a full-time, permanent basis. To be successful in this role you will need the following: •A recognised animal husbandry qualification such as CAM-CWA or equivalent •Ideally a minimum of three years current employment experience in an accredited zoo •A good understanding of animal welfare requirements, enrichment and positive reinforcement training •An ability to communicate with all types of people with experience in visitor engagement •An energetic and self-motivated approach to your work including excellent time management skills •Strong initiative and a forward planning approach to project management •A commitment to ensuring a safe and enjoyable environment for animals, staff and zoo visitors •A track record of innovative husbandry including experience with habitat design and upgrades •A current driver's licence for a manual vehicle We are open year round so you will need to be available to work weekends and public holidays as rostered. At the New Plymouth District Council we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff. You can expect to start in this role between $45,545 - $49,505. We have put together an integrated Total Rewards Framework that spans wellbeing, development, benefits, culture and recognition. The NPDC Total Rewards Framework provides a diverse range of opportunities and benefits for our staff. If you have the necessary qualifications, are legally able to work within New Zealand and have great practical zoo experience to keep our animals, visitors and team thriving then we would love to hear from you! This position is deemed a safety sensitive position and will require pre-employment drug testing. New Plymouth District Council is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children. A component of this role involves interaction with children so, as a part of the assessment of candidates, we will require Police Vetting of candidates to ensure we are providing a safe environment for children. This requirement complies with the Vulnerable Children Act. Applications close Friday, 7 February 2020.

Nurse Manager

Full Time | Healthcare & Medical / community services | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Nurse Manager, Nursing Directorate Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth Permanent Position, Full time, 1.0 FTE Are you seeking a senior nursing leadership role supporting change in an adaptive healthcare environment? Then take this key nursing leadership opportunity. In Taranaki, it is easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career path. The region's amazing mountain, rivers, lakes, fantastic coastline and outstanding surfing and tramping opportunities, masses of parks and gardens, as well as a major events calendar, make it a great place to live and work. The Taranaki District Health Board is a large organisation (2,100 staff) operating in the exciting, changing Health sector. These Senior Nursing roles provide the clinical, operational and professional nursing leadership to the nursing clerical team to facilitate the effective safe operations of the Service. We are seeking to appoint Nurse Managers in: Nursing Directorate: The Nurse Manager provide the clinical, operational and professional nursing leadership to the nursing/clerical team to facilitate the effective safe operations of the Service, and acute demand nursing (PAR, VRM & Flight Nursing teams) Duty Nurse Managers and the nursing/admin pool. The role is responsible for the efficient and effective operational management of the Service. Overall to manage and lead the people, systems and effective service delivery, which encompasses business planning, financial, human resource management and budget accountabilities for the Service. The clinical safety overview of the services patients, the management of staffing resources matched to demand, the oversight of capacity and variance management planning, seasonal variation planning and the management of the Service environment. The role is also accountable for promoting, facilitating and providing clinical governance to the nursing team, to enhance best patient care outcomes and to ensure safe nursing care practice standards are maintained. This includes leading evidenced based professional nursing/midwifery practice. This is a great opportunity for nurses already working at the top of their scope. You will be offered the opportunity to: To provide leadership and direction for the staff within the unit. To ensure optimum service delivery, and efficient and effective use of resources To ensure delivery of effective and efficient patient care and customer service to both internal and external customers. To build an effective and integrated service by developing and promoting a team culture that fosters collaborative working relationships Strive to eliminate health inequalities and achieve health equity for the Taranaki population To be successful it is important that you have: Post graduate qualification Minimum five years' experience post registration in a clinical management position Post grad or diploma in leadership and management or committed to achieve within 2 years The successful candidate will be well supported with a comprehensive orientation and induction programme. This position has strong working relationships with the Senior Nursing teams, Medical staff and other members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure the provision of high quality care. To view the Nurse Manager position description click here. To make an application please click on "Apply Online" from within this advertisement. For further information, please contact Lyn Wardlaw - Director of Nursing, on 06 753 6139 or via email; Lyn.Wardlaw@tdhb.org.nz Closing date for applications is 21st January 2020. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Business Manager, Mental Health and Addictions

Full Time | Healthcare & Medical / community services | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth Permanent Position, Full time, 1.0 FTE Are you seeking a senior health leadership role supporting change in an adaptive healthcare environment? Then take this key leadership opportunity. The Taranaki DHB is Iooking for a Business Manager for: Mental Health and Addictions Services The Business Manager will work collaboratively and in partnership with the Clinical Directors, Associate Directors of Nursing and Allied Health Leaders to support, monitor and co-ordinate the business function of the services they lead. The Business Manager will also work in collaboration with the Planning and Funding team, relevant internal and external stakeholders to achieve/deliver agreed goals within the District Annual Plan (DAP)/Health Action Plan and promote open communication between all stakeholders- both internal and external You will be offered the opportunity to: Be accountable and responsible for the business functions of the designated portfolio Work in partnership with Clinical Leads to ensure high quality care is delivered within budgeted cost structures. Facilitate and support the provision of services to meet the needs of Consumers. Lead and encourage the development of quality business management practices for services that are compliant Establish and maintain productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Strive to eliminate health inequalities and achieve health equity for the Taranaki population. To be successful it is important that you have: Post graduate leadership & business management experience To view the position description click here. We invite you to make an online application, please click on "Apply Online" from within this advertisement. For further information, please contact Wendy Langlands, Business Director, on 06 753 6139 or via email; Wendy.Langlands@tdhb.org.nz Closing date for applications is 3 February 2020 Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

TDHB Health Education Scholarship Programme 2020

Full Time | Healthcare & Medical / community services | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Applications are now open for the 2020 study year. The intent of the scholarship programme is to increase the supply of and retain highly trained and skilled health professionals in the Taranaki Region by providing financial support during their academic years. The focus for the programme has been those health professions where there are known critical shortages. From an applicant perspective we identify applicants from rural locations, low decile secondary schools and those who identify as Maori. This ensures we have a demographic mix representative of the Taranaki region. We have the following scholarships available: Work Experience and Mentoring Scholarship - a financial award of up to $2,500 for the duration of the undergraduate degree that is subject to the recipient completing a minimum of a 3 week work experience placement for each year they receive the scholarship. Financial Assistance Scholarship - a one-off financial award of $750 for that year of study only meaning the recipient must re-apply to the scholarship programme the following year. Scholarships are granted on an annual basis and payments are made on the successful completion of your course of study and submission of your academic transcripts confirming your results. Please visit our website for more information: http://www.tdhb.org.nz/careers/scholarships.shtml Please "Apply Online" from this page with supporting documents including a CV, covering letter and other relevant supporting documents. TDHB encourages all interested people to apply to our scholarship programme. If you have any questions, please contact Charles Hunt, Recruitment Manager on 06 753 7777 ext 8464 or via email; Charles.Hunt@tdhb.org.nz Closing date for applications is 23 February 2020. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Excavator Operator/Truck Driver

Full Time | Construction & Roading | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Graham Harris Ltd require experienced truck drivers/machine operators to join our construction team in a variety of civil construction work. A minimum class 2 licence required but class 4 with WTR endorsements would be an advantage. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

General Labourers and Freezer Hands - Stratford

Contract | Trades & Services | Stratford / Central Taranaki District

We are looking for freezer hands that have previous experience in a factory environment, who are looking for long term work. To successfully apply for this role you will need: Previous experience in a factory environment Two Work References Great Work Ethic & Reliable Good Personal Presentation Health and Safety Awareness Be Physically Fit Be Drug Free Candidate must have a minimum of Restricted Licence and their own transport as well as be able to pass a drug test. If this sounds like you please apply now by sending your CV with colour copies of your licence or tickets. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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