Head of Antarctic Office
- Pivotal Growth Role
- Help Shape The Future of Otautahi Christchurch
- Christchurch Based
ChristchurchNZ is the city’s sustainable economic development agency charged with stimulating development of Otautahi Christchurch’s economy and urban form. ChristchurchNZ’s mission is to ‘ignite bold ambition’ by delivering core priorities: grow jobs, improve economic competitiveness and resilience, and promote the region nationally and globally to people who want to do business, invest, visit, study and live in the city. To find out more visit www.christchurchnz.com
Reporting to the GM - Innovation and Business Growth you will be responsible for the retention and growth of the economic and social benefits associated with being a gateway city to Antarctica. You will lead and implement Otautahi Christchurch’s Antarctic Gateway Strategy and manage the National Antarctic Programmes, while developing and leading the Antarctic Office projects, activities, operation, budgets, and team.
A key part of this role will be strengthening partnerships with key national and international agencies, while also planning and implementing impactful engagement with National Antarctic Programmes, senior diplomatic, political, government, manu whenua, business stakeholders and the Antarctic community.
We are looking for a versatile leader with outstanding stakeholder relationship skills who will shape Otautahi Christchurch’s future by leading the economic development activity associated with our city’s unique Antarctic Gateway status.
To be successful in this role you will have a strong affinity with Antarctica and relevant experience working in business operations and/or project management, ideally in both the private and public sectors. You will have excellent relationship and local networking skills to connect and partner with client organisations across various levels, internationally and/or in a diplomatic context. Sound commercial judgement, an innovative mindset, excellent communication, negotiation and stakeholder relationship skills will be key to your success in this role.
If you feel you possess the above qualities and are drawn by the opportunity to contribute to this influential organisation that will tangibly make a difference to the city we live in, apply now by submitting your cover letter and CV by clicking on the appropriate ‘Apply’ button. Initial enquiries are welcome by phoning Ella Kotlowski on 03 345 8755 or Jennifer Middleton on 03 345 8761.
Applications will remain open until 5pm Friday 19 August 2022