Partnership Advisor

Posted on 11-Jun-2019  
Application Close Date: 26-Jun-2019
Job Details
Communications & Marketing
Position Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Reference:
Note clipPartnership Advisor Final JD.pdf (PDF, 267KB)
Job Description

Application Fact Sheet.pdf (PDF, 252KB)


What would you do about the stuff that really matters?


Right now, we're looking for a savvy professional that knows a political football from a faux pas. Someone that can read the media and political tea leaves and advise accordingly. You'll know that great work is built on the shoulders of many and being prepared isn't the exclusive domain of scouts.

We have around 500 staff and 13 regional councillors working on the things that matter in our region. Ensuring we have uninterrupted access to drinking water, staying safe from the threat of flooding, protecting and enhancing the environment, improving the quality of our fresh water, ensuring we are all connected through our public transport network and planning ahead for the potential impact of climate change.

Our people are genuinely passionate about the work they do and they know everything we do relies on the goodwill and hard work of our partners. 


About the role:

We have an exciting new opportunity for a partnership advisor in our external relations team. You'll fly the flag for how we build and maintain partnerships here at Greater Wellington. 

Working closely with councillors and other parts of the business you'll:

  • develop a consistent partnership philosophy in line with our work culture and organisational objectives
  • ensure our partnership practices comply with current legislation and treaty obligations
  • be the key contact for the co-ordination and delivery of stakeholder and community engagement advice that results in effective partnerships
  • work closely with various internal project teams to design engagement approaches and processes based on local intel, sound engagement and partnership principles
  • be the central entry point to the customer engagement team for our councillors
  • help upskill our teams to lead stakeholder engagement confidently and professionally


A bit about you:

You've had a few years working in a political environment, whether that's parliament, government, not-for-profit or private realms. 

You've got one eye firmly on the future and the skills to manage and advise multiple people on multiple issues.

You're a bridge builder not burner, you relish bringing people together for positive outcomes.

While all this is important, we're really looking for a team player who shares ideas and enjoys working with others.


Our benefits

We provide a diverse range of benefits including flexible working options that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and needs with their work commitments. We're also all about growing our people through professional development and experience across everything the council does.


How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply today on the link below with a covering letter detailing why you feel you would be suitable for this position.


Applications close: Wednesday 26 June 2019