Performance and Delivery Specialist

At the Otago Regional Council (ORC), our mission is ‘for our future’. We’re here to protect and enhance the environment and enable our communities to do the same. To be sure we can deliver on our responsibilities, we are evolving as an organisation, and we’re not overstating when we say we have some really big targets to reach. We need the right people, in the right roles, to help us to get there.

The Opportunity

Our Biosecurity, Biodiversity and Rural Liaison team do critical work in the Otago region and are on the lookout for a solutions focused, results driven, individual to work with the team to enhance operational work and ensure that they a making a true difference in the newly created role of Performance and Delivery Specialist. The key function of this role is to restore and enhance Otago’s ecosystems through the creation, implementation, and monitoring of metrics and performance and delivery standards.

The Performance and Delivery Specialist is responsible for supporting the development of Biosecurity, Biodiversity and Rural Liaison operational plans, and for reporting on operational delivery against these plans. They will lead continuous business delivery improvements within the team, alongside the management of wider corporate reporting requirements, ensuring Council meets its planning and reporting requirements under the Biosecurity Act 1993.

The role will also support the implementation of projects focused on business improvement, system implementation and change. The scope of the role is to oversee and manage operational activities, keep up to date with current compliance and legislation, engage with internal and external stakeholders and implement efficient process improvement.

About You

To be successful in this role you will bring a ‘results focused’ approach to the team and being able to take a continuous improvement approach to systems is essential.

You will also have:

  • Environmental Sciences or Social Sciences or Law degree (or similar) or at least 5 years’ experience in providing high level business support in a complex environment.
  • 5+ years’ experience of providing continuous improvement or quality assurance services in a public organisation.
  • Proven experience in the creation and monitoring of business KPIs, performance metrics, service standards and agreements.
  • Experience in designing and implementing business improvement initiatives.

We think Otago’s a pretty special place. It covers a vast area – the third largest local government region in New Zealand. Those who call Otago home enjoy access to mountains, coastal lowlands, dramatic rivers and wild beaches. Our environment here is part of who we are, and at ORC, we work each day to look after it.

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 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.

Applications close Sunday 16th August 2020.

For further information, please contact

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Please note. We don’t always work to fixed closing dates and may start considering and interviewing candidates as their applications are received so we encourage you to apply early.

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