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Team Leader Rates

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Whakatane Whakatane Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Sep 27, 2023

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Full Time
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'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

This fulltime role is responsible for delivering the Council's land and water rates function in accordance with legislative requirements. You'll manage the annual and quarterly rates processes, prepare information for management, for the annual plan and for the long-term plan. You'll manage the land valuation information to ensure its correct and provide monthly reporting of arrears balances and collection of rates.

You will need to have the ability and willingness to work outside of office hours, including weekends, as required. You'll get to utilise your leadership skills by leading a small rates team.

Ko wai koe | About you

You'll hold a relevant tertiary qualification and have at least 3 years' experience working in a rates environment with excellent knowledge of the Local Government Rating Act. Your exceptional leadership skills and highly developed interpersonal skills will see you shine in this role. You will have proven attention to detail, be very process focused with a strong emphasis on accuracy. As a leader you will be solution focused and have the ability to influence decisions. You will also have a strong understanding of te Tiriti o Waitangi and its implications for Council and you'll be familiar working with whānau, hapū and iwi. 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).

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

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Justin McGeough, Rates Manager or a member of our People & Capability team on 07 306 0500.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 6452078.

Applications close 15 October 2023

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