Thursday, June 13, 2024

Thames council cadetships on offer

Thames Coromandel District Council is offering three cadet roles as part of the Mayors Taskforce For Jobs (MTFJ) community employment programme.

The Council has three fixed-term roles available, each for six months, 32 hours a week. The roles will assist with recovery focused projects and are aimed at helping the successful applicants learn some new skills and showing the variety of careers available within the Council.  

The MTFJ is a movement of mayors around Aotearoa who are working towards getting young people in local employment. Enabling employment for local people is a key workstream within our Cyclone Recovery Plan.   

Administration Cadet: Community Outcomes (fixed term) 

This entry-level role is an opportunity to provide administrative and communication support services to our Council’s Communications and Community Partnerships teams. 

The Communications team is responsible for writing stories and project updates to share Council news across a range of channels, as well as keeping our website up-to-date.

The Community Partnerships team helps to connect local people and groups to support services and work on local initiatives to help our communities to thrive. 

Essential skills needed for this role:

  • Confident with Microsoft Office.
  • Tech-literate and can easily navigate social media platforms.
  • Reliable, honest and show empathy for people and communities.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • A team player that shows initiative and judgement.

Coastal Kaitiaki (two roles) (fixed term) 

These entry-level roles are an opportunity to support the Coastal Restoration team, based in Whitianga. You will assist and carry out Coastcare restoration maintenance and work alongside volunteer coastal groups. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Targeted weed control planned in 2024 at dune restoration sites
  • Carrying out seed collection of native dune species 
  • Helping with monitoring of pests and pest plants in coastal dune systems
  • Assisting Council’s Parks and Open Spaces field repreprentatives when required 

The nature of this work means that you need to be physically fit to complete some tasks and duties. 

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