Corporate Planning Business Partner

At the Otago Regional Council, our mission is to support the sustainable management of our environment. We’ve recently made some transformational changes within our organisation, enabling us to focus on how we work together to improve our service and how we serve our communities. We’re not overstating when we say we have some big targets to reach, and now we need the right people, in the right roles, to help us to get there.

The Opportunity

The primary purpose of this newly created position is to support the corporate team to deliver Council’s operational performance reporting process, including the administration of the reporting system. This role will see you acting as a key link between the corporate team and the wider organisation, providing advice on process improvement, and support to ORC managers on effective reporting. As your experience and knowledge for the business grows you can expect to be included in Annual and Long-Term Planning.

As the Corporate Planning Business Partner, an integral part of your role will be to manage the day to day tasks that enable effective use of the performance reporting system OPAL. Improving the use of the system is also a key objective and is achieved in partnership with stakeholders including the external system provider. In short, you will be a centre of expertise across the development and delivery of the planning and reporting process.

About You

To be successful in this role, we need you to have:
• A relevant tertiary qualification
• Excellent communication skills (in a business environment) with a focus on written skills
• Strong organisational and stakeholder management skills
• The ability to partner across several business units, assisting them to formalise their delivery objectives and results
• An understanding of the principles of business planning and reporting.

So, why ORC? Well, we think Otago is an amazing place – to live in, work in and to visit. At the Otago Regional Council, we’re proud to be working each day, together with our communities, to keep it that way for our future.

If you share this passion and can align your skills and experience to what we’ve outlined above, we would love to hear from you!

Position Description

How to Apply

Please note, NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa is essential for this role.

Please complete the online application form for the position that you are applying for, attach your cover letter and CV detailing your relevant qualifications and experience and submit.

For further information, please contact Jac Grey, Recruitment and Learning Partner –

Apply online now >>

Please note:  If you are having problems submitting your details through the online form, please email

Applications close Sunday 29th September 2019.


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