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Southland is a great place to live, work and play. If you would like to join our team and help to shape Southland’s future, check out any of the job vacancies below.

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Current vacancies

Events Operations Coordinator (Fixed Term – 24 months)

Southland is home to a diverse range of vibrant and iconic events and Great South is committed to marketing these to New Zealand and the world!

 About the Role

Great South is looking for an Events Operations Coordinator to assist with event and conference coordination.  This role will work closely with the events team manager to assist with the delivery of two of our region’s iconic events – the  contribute to the coordination of both the ILT Kidzone Festival and Burt Munro Challenge and play a key part in supporting business events. 

 About You

The successful applicant will ideally have prior experience in administration and/or event management and be highly organised and adaptable.  You will love working in a fast-paced environment and our awesome team culture which creates an enabling environment ensuring the team can successfully work under pressure across a number  of projects and to deadlines.

 You will have exceptional computer, verbal and written communication skills. You will support the team in all aspects of event organisation and thrive in an environment where no two days are the same. 

About US

Great South is focused on creating “Even better lives for our people through sustainable development”. 

If this role sounds like you, apply today! 

About Applying

Please forward your CV and a cover letter stating why you would be amazing at this role to:

 Applications close midday, Friday, 3 September 2021

Business Growth Advisor - fixed term 6 to 12 months

(Flexible arrangements may be considered)

About the role

Are you looking for an exciting role where you can make a real difference?

Great South is seeking a superstar to join its Business Services team.

Great South delivers the services of the government’s Regional Business Partner Programme (RBP) for Southland, offering a ‘one-stop-shop’ supporting businesses to grow and innovate. 

Working with businesses at all stages, you will take a birds-eye view, connecting them with research and development funding, training opportunities, and business mentoring.

What skills do you require?

  • You are an excellent listener and communicator with quick ability to identify needs.
  • You are a skilled relationship builder.
  • You have a positive approach to all that you do.
  • You have a working knowledge of business and business practices.
  • You are organised and follow processes.

You will be a great fit for our team if you have:

  • A willingness to work closely, cohesively, and transparently with the Southland RBP team and local businesses.
  • A high level of business acumen across all aspects of business including strong strategic and operational perspectives.
  • Previous experience reading and interpreting financial statements would be preferable but is not essential.

To Apply:

To obtain a Job Description for this role go to:

Please forward your CV and a cover letter stating why you think you would be amazing at this role.

Send applications

Applications close Monday 26 July 2021

Applications will be assessed as they are received so don't delay submitting your application. Great South reserves the right to appoint to this role once a suitable applicant is found. 

Tourism Marketing Advisor

About Us

At Southland’s Regional Development Agency, Great South, we are focused on creating even better lives through sustainable development and showcasing the very best of Southland to the world.

Visit Southland and Visit Fiordland are the Regional Tourism Organisations responsible for marketing and promoting the Southland and Fiordland region, and we are on the lookout for a marketing superstar to join our energetic and passionate team.

Tourism Marketing Advisor (Fixed Term 18-24 months)

Our two Regional Tourism Organisations (RTO) require a qualified marketer or communications specialist who thrives in a fast-paced environment, is adaptable and motivated.

What will you do?

  • Campaign co-ordination and implementation
  • Content writing for Southland NZ & Fiordland Beyond Belief distribution channels including web, social media, and print.
  • Manage the development, delivery and monitoring of social media content and communications including interpreting basic digital data e.g Google Analytics, Facebook insights, media monitoring.
  • Assist with the management of the website.
  • Assist with the design and production of advertising collateral, eDMs and presentations.
  • Assist in organising photoshoots, talent and media itineraries for content creation and media visits.
  • Industry and stakeholder relationships.

What skills do you need?

  • A passion for tourism and a minimum of 2-years marketing experience.
  • A proven track record of implementing and co-ordinating digital marketing campaigns.
  • Excellent writing and literacy skills, with a passion for creating compelling and engaging content. A love of writing human interest pieces as well as general articles and listicles will be beneficial.
  • Communications/journalism and public relations experience – must be comfortable meeting and working with tourism operators, journalists and media.
  • A positive can-do attitude with an ability to prioritise your time, work autonomously and use your initiative to get things done.
  • You will be a great fit for our team if you have:
  • A knowledge and love of the Southland region.
  • An ability to work well as part of a team and not be afraid to share your ideas and provide critique across projects.
  • A willingness to pick up ad-hoc tasks to help the team meet tight deadlines.
  • A love of the outdoors, people and above all food, we do love discussing and eating food here.

If you enjoy diversity in a role, can juggle multiple projects at once and are passionate about sharing what makes Southland the best place to visit in New Zealand, we would love to hear from you.

Applications close midday, Friday, 30 July 2021.

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