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An exciting opportunity for an experienced Events Specialist to join the Local Government New Zealand team.

  • Career-building role
  • Great opportunity for growth and development
  • Flexible working arrangements with an excellent benefits package

This is a new and challenging opportunity for an experienced Events Specialist to support the planning, coordination, and execution of a diverse range of business events, from networking meetings to stakeholder events, as well as delivery of the annual conference.

Local Government New Zealand provides the vision and voice for local democracy. A membership and advocacy body, LGNZ supports and advocates for local democracy and councils across Aotearoa New Zealand.  LGNZ empowers councils who know their communities best and support them to thrive – culturally, economically, socially, and environmentally.

A National Council of elected members from across Aotearoa leads LGNZ with a focus on being future-fit, proactive and inclusive in all that they do.

Are you a creative, dynamic, and agile experienced event specialist with an eagle eye for detail and a talent for delighting people? Are you skilled in fostering strong relationships both internally and externally, and do you enjoy working in a supportive team environment?

This is an excellent opportunity for a career-building role in the business events sector and local government. You will play a vital role in achieving outcomes across multiple projects, surprising and delighting LGNZ members, and raising the bar to deliver memorable experiences for attendees across all events.

To be considered for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Proven experience in event planning and execution
  • A portfolio of events that showcase your creativity, attention to detail, and execution
  • Proven experience coordinating projects
  • Ability to adapt to fast-paced environments and unexpected challenges
  • Highly organised, intuitive, lateral thinker, with genuine curiosity to bring innovation and solutions
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Knowledge of EventsAir Cvent or similar as well as high proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and experience in SharePoint would also be an advantage
  • Experience in the association sector is desirable, especially in understanding a membership organisation

If you are ready for your next career opportunity, joining a team that values agility, innovation, and creativity and is passionate about crafting extraordinary business events which leave lasting memories and outcomes, then this could be the ideal role for you.

Click here for more information about Local Government New Zealand and for a full position description please download it here.   We welcome applications from candidates who have the right to work in New Zealand, and applications close 5.00 pm Sunday 8th October 2023

Please send both your CV and a cover letter outlining your creative achievements and event outcomes to anna.hayward@tourism-talent.com