Event Development Manager - Tauranga City Council

  • 11 Oct 2022 8:37 PM
    Message # 12949775

    About Tauranga City Council

    Tauranga City Council is one of Tauranga's largest employers, and we are always looking to attract great talent to join our driven, passionate, and community-focused team. To highlight that our people are our greatest asset, we offer a wide range of benefits that include 5 weeks annual leave, flexible work from home options, career development as well as a supportive and inclusive team culture.

    About the role

    Tauranga has a diverse and growing portfolio of event activity and is respected as a premier event destination. If you're a big thinker with a keen interest in the events industry and enabling and supporting events to thrive, then we want to hear from you.

    The Event Development Manager leads the high-performing team committed to positioning Tauranga as one of the best event host cities in Aotearoa.

    As a member of the collaborative, values-based Venues and Events leadership team, this role ensures event support is targeted and delivers a positive return on investment. 

    The role will:

    • Manage Council's $1.2m Event Funding Framework ensuring it is customer-focused, aligns with the city's event strategic goals, and provides an effective financial support mechanism for events delivered in Tauranga.
    • Proactively attract and support events developed in Tauranga which deliver on the city's vision, as well as leading on bids for significant international tournaments.
    • Work collaboratively with the wider team to recognise and execute innovative and engaging leverage initiatives and meaningful legacy opportunities.
    • Stay at the forefront of best-practice event evaluation methods to inform Council's investment in events.
    • Promote sustainable and productive working relationships with partners, the event industry, the local community, and central/local government agencies.

    What you'll need to succeed

    To be successful in this role you'll need to be an engaging and confident leader who builds strong working relationships and can work with a variety of stakeholders to achieve effective outcomes.

    You will naturally have a high attention to detail and an appreciation for robust systems and processes as well as being creative and results orientated.

    You'll need at least five years' senior experience in event management, planning and delivery, or similar relevant industry experience with local and / or central government (or a similar complex operating environment). Ideally, you'll have a tertiary degree in event management, marketing, or venue management.

    How to apply

    If you want to be part of an energetic, fun, and supportive team, then we'd love to hear from you. For more information, please contact Nelita Byrne at Nelita.byrne@tauranga.govt.nz or 027 288 9866.

    Please note we will not be accepting applications via email. If you wish to apply, please click Apply.

    Applications will close upon the appointment of a successful candidate.

    • Our selection process may include behavioural interview(s), psychometric and ability assessments, reference checks, and pre-employment screening.
    • Tauranga City Council will not accept applications or contact from any placement service, temporary staffing agency, or professional recruiter for this vacancy. If/where Tauranga City Council requires the support of a recruitment agency, we will seek this support from our network of agencies. We ask that you please do not contact Tauranga City Council or any of its employees regarding vacancies. Tauranga City Council will not be responsible for, and will not pay, any commissions, fees or other payments related to such unsolicited contact.

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