• Nelson City Council
  • Nelson
  • 22 Dec, 2020
Full time Leadership Property Services

Job Description


  • Business Unit leadership opportunity
  • Dynamic role with a strategic, technical, and operational remit
  • Lifestyle, work life balance, collaborative work environment


Nelson is a thriving city set within a diverse region with a gorgeous natural environment, amazing weather, and easy access to beautiful natural resources.  All of which provide a wonderful backdrop for businesses and communities to live, work, and play.  This “Smart Little City” is at the heart of the region and Nelson City Council is a Unitary Authority responsible for providing key infrastructure, community facilities, economic development, a range of regulatory functions, and managing natural resources.

The property function within the Council continues its positive change to enhance the way property assets are managed and maintained, with strategic asset management and property management now managed within the one team.  This new model enables more proactive strategy development, greater operational efficiencies and an improved customer experience through end to end management of the property portfolio. This is an opportunity to continue the improvement journey on how asset management will evolve within this local government environment.

This is an exciting leadership opportunity where you can make a huge impact.  We’re looking for an energetic manager to support and develop the team, refresh processes and ways of working and provide strategic and technical property expertise, especially in asset management, to maximise the benefits of the change and deliver strong outcomes for the Council and the community.

To be successful in this role you will have extensive experience in property services and exposure to quality asset management practices across property/the asset lifecycle, with particular strengths in built assets.  Ideally, you’ll have experience in local government and understand the political nuance.  You’ll be an excellent people leader with proven experience developing happy and high-performing teams.  Collaborating and influencing in style, you’ll be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage diverse and complex stakeholder relationships. You will be commercially curious about property and particularly asset management planning and optimisation practices.


Essential will be a tertiary qualification in a related property field (property management, valuation, commerce, etc) and sound knowledge of relevant legislation (Public Works Act, Reserves Act, LG Act, Property Law Act).

For an articulate, motivated, and personable professional, this is an enviable career and lifestyle opportunity in a fabulous regional location, with attractive remuneration on offer.

To register your interest in this superb opportunity, please submit your details in absolute confidence attaching both an up-to-date CV and cover letter (in Word please) and email Alternatively, for a confidential conversation, you can contact Amanda Scott, Consulting Director at talentnow! on 021784483.          Applications close 31st January 2021.

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