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Unit Head - ChristchurchNZ

Fixed Term till 30 June 2021 - Christchurch

About the organisation
ChristchurchNZ is the city’s sustainable economic development and city profile agency; the purpose of which is to stimulate sustainable economic growth for a more prosperous Christchurch. ChristchurchNZ works to a mission of igniting bold ambition for our city.

As part of delivering in this mission, ChristchurchNZ is working with Christchurch City Council and Development Christchurch Limited through funding and service level agreements to deliver priority urban development projects and functions through to 30 June 2021 as Development Christchurch Limited transitions from being an operational entity. In order to do this, ChristchurchNZ needs a talented and experienced Urban Development Leader to take on this pivotal role until 30 June 2021. Interested?

About the opportunity
With a direct reporting line to the Chief Executive of ChristchurchNZ; the Unit Head takes overall accountability for leading the delivery of the urban development activities agreed. In doing this, the Unit Head will:

  • Effectively lead the team of Urban Development professionals to achieve objectives.
  • Deliver services through the Urban Development Team specified in the Service Level Agreement between ChristchurchNZ and Development Christchurch including and amongst other things:
  • Delivering the New Brighton Implementation Plan – which includes facilitating investment and development into the commercial core of New Brighton.
  • Providing Development Management Services in accordance with pre-approved development management plans of four parcels of land owned by Development Christchurch.
  • Overseeing Property Management Services for Development Christchurch owned properties.
  • Contribute to the Christchurch City Council Long-Term Planning process in respect of Urban Development.

This is a key role in leading the urban development work set already in motion and requires a proactive and motivated leader who can truly hit the ground running.

About you
To be successful in this role, you will have extensive experience in Urban Development, ideally within both a public and private sector environment. An experienced programme and project manager in this urban development context, you will bring a strong commercial perspective to your development projects coupled with exceptional stakeholder management capability. Although a strong leader, you will be innately collaborative and will enjoy contributing to the development and execution of broader organisation-wide strategies alongside your colleagues; lending a hand and providing support as needed. Sound like you?

How to apply
To apply, click on 'Apply Now'.

To discover more about ChristchurchNZ 

For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Leanne Crozier by email to leanne@deciphergroup.co.nz

Applications close: Wednesday 2 December 2020.


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