Director People and Capability
- Strategic People Leader
- Key Executive Role
- Queenstown Based
Queenstown Lakes District Council is a territorial authority in Te Waipounamu South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand, with a current resident population of approximately 40,750, which is projected to increase to 53,510 by 2031. Queenstown Lakes District Council has a central role to play in maintaining and enhancing the quality and liveability of the outstanding environment of the district and also plays a central role in development and regulation. Within the region the team provides high quality services and infrastructure to residents and visitors; managing the district’s parks, trails, libraries, and recreational facilities; enabling sustainable development through consenting services; and regulating local activities. With an employed workforce of approximately 400 FTE in January 2021, and a range of partner organisations delivering services on behalf of Council, Queenstown Lakes District Council is a significant employer in the district.
For more information on Queenstown Lakes District Council visit www.qldc.govt.nz/
Reporting to the GM of Corporate Services, the Director of People and Capability is an integral member of the Executive Leadership Team working closely with the Chief Executive. This position will lead a team of 13 in the development and delivery of strategies and programmes that will support and develop the staff of Queenstown Lakes District Council in a manner that helps them to excel in the achievement of the organisation’s business strategies.
With the support of 3 reporting Managers (HR, H&S, OD), the key areas of intervention that the Director of People and Capability will be accountable for are:
- Workforce planning
- Workplace strategy
- Sourcing and selection strategy
- Capability development including the induction framework, competency model, capability programmes, leadership development framework and talent identification and management framework
- Health and Safety organisational compliance enablement and engagement
- Wellbeing framework
- Human resource advisory and compliance
Skills and Experience
You will bring to this role a strategic future focussed mindset that will enable you to lead and develop the future people capability needs within Queenstown Lakes District Council and support its role in the recovery effort for the district. You will have strong political awareness, business acumen and strategic agility along with extensive networks, and demonstratable key stakeholder management experience which will enable you to influence.
By nature, you will be a strong empathetic leader, and an exemplar in the organisation, who inspires through clear direction and purpose with high integrity. You will value and foster diversity within your team and your resilience will enable you to deliver quality results to your team and wider community.
If you feel you possess the above qualities and are drawn to this unique opportunity, please apply by submitting your cover letter and CV by clicking on the appropriate ‘Apply’ button. Initial confidential enquiries can be made to Kim Arnold on 021 352 909 or Jennifer Middleton 021 221 8528
Applications for this role close 5pm Friday 3 June 2022