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Auckland Council: Significance and engagement
January 20, 2017
Advisory Panels - Positions Now Open
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Auckland Council Advisory Panels: Positions now open
Auckland is one of the most diverse cities in the world presenting both challenges and opportunities.
Through Auckland Council’s Advisory panels we seek to work with Aucklanders spanning generations, cultures and ethnicities to ensure the unique insights and aspirations of all communities in Auckland are reflected in the way we work.
Positions are now available for the 2016-2019 term
Auckland Council is now offering a rare opportunity for passionate and motivated Aucklanders to play a key role in influencing council policies, plans and initiatives.
If you feel you are able to offer your community's views on a broad range of issues, we'd like to hear from you.
We are now recruiting for the following Panels and positions:
· Disability Advisory Panel – 8 member positions
· Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel – 8 member positions
· Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel – 8 member positions
· Seniors Advisory Panel – 8 member positions
· Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel – 2 Maori member positions
Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or a New Zealand permanent resident aged 18 or over and reside within the Auckland region (generally Wellsford to Pukekohe).
Members on all panels provide advice to the Mayor, councillors and council staff in the following areas:
· council policies, plans and strategies
· council's regional and strategic matters that impact diverse communities
· any civic matter of particular interest or concern to diverse communities
· how to best engage with diverse communities
Each Panel will hold approximately ten business meetings and workshops each calendar year and will organise community forums.
Members receive a meeting fee.
We are looking for people who can offer the following:
· lived experience and sound understanding of a diverse Auckland community or communities relevant to the Advisory Panel being applied for
· a good understanding of Te Tiriti O Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi
· able to think strategically and critically
· ability to understand and interpret policy, project plans and strategy plans
· ability and confidence to offer high-level policy and strategic advice
· an excellent command of written and verbal English or New Zealand sign language
· commitment to scheduled panel meetings and workshops (weekday day and/or evenings).
· Commitment to a three year term, being April 2017 to September 2019
Additional selection criteria apply for the following panels:
· Seniors Advisory Panel members must be 65 years of age or older
· Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel members must be of Pacific origin
· Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel members must be of ethnic origin
· Disability Advisory Panel members must themselves have a disability or direct experience of what it means to live with a disability
Applications can be made via an online application form at <url> from Monday 19 December 2016.
Please include a current Curriculum Vitae (CV) including referee details.
Applications close on 9 February 2017.
Note: Employees of Auckland Council family organisations cannot apply.
A selection panel will interview shortlisted applicants from 20 February 2017 and appointments will be made by 30 March 2017.
The council will provide all the assistant necessary to support candidates with a disability in the application and interview process.