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Thinking of a career move? Can’t make up your mind if you want to leave your current position? Here are some things to consider when applying for a new job.

  1. Is there a vision for the library? Are the aims and objectives a fit for your values and your career aspirations?
  2. What is the Council’s Long Term Plan or Short Term Strategies? What could you contribute that would assist your library to advance the Council’s ambitions.
  3. What are the house or rental processes and availability?
  4. Is the remuneration a step up or step down? If down, what could be other benefits?
  5. If you are invited to an interview, think of yourself as an interviewer, too. Ask questions that ensure it is the job you want.

Good luck with it all.

Library Team Leader (Ringa Tohu) 
Rototuna Village, Hamilton City

Permanent Full time

Our great river city is buzzing. With an extra 21,000 people expected to call Hamilton home over the next 10 years, it’s our role at Council to make sure we plan well for the future of our city – while retaining the things that make our city so special today. We’re all about connecting our community and our Council. It’s about making sure we work alongside our community so we can understand and plan for the things that make the most difference for Hamiltonians!

Hamilton’s Libraries provide a range of services and activities that go far beyond simply lending books. We are a place to promote lifelong learning, inspire creativity and strengthen our communities.

About the role
To accommodate the City’s massive growth, we’re opening Te Kete Aronui, Hamilton’s newest library hub within the Rototuna Village.

As Ringa Tohu/Team Leader for our new hub, you will explore new and innovative ways of working, drive the development of our services and programmes and foster new partnerships that enable us to meet the needs of our diverse community. With your excellent people management skills, you will drive high performance and build a one team culture that connects into our wider Libraries network. Through excellent coaching and support, you will lead and empower the team to innovate and achieve great outcomes for our community.

Learn more about the role by clicking here to view a copy of the position description!

About you

Already, you will have great leadership skills that extends to coaching your team to boost collaboration, staff engagement and job satisfaction.

You will also have demonstrated:

  • that you are an excellent communicator to a diverse range of people
  • having strong technology skills to navigate several key software used across Council and library services
  • genuinely caring about providing exceptional customer service and connection with the public
  • operational management such as facilities maintenance, health and safety and risk reporting, etc
  • staff management – rostering, setting operational direction

To excel in this role, you will be future-oriented to participate in further library developments and successfully achieve improvement projects that keeps the libraries relevant as an essential service. Your infectious engagement skills will ensure the libraries are promoted and utilised as much as possible.

What we can offer

The recruiting range for this role starts at $90,000 per annum and is negotiable to meet the right candidate’s level of skills and experience they can bring to the team.

Along with this, staff are supported by:

  • Free private medical Insurance for you and discounted policies for your family members
  • A paid community day each year to volunteer at your favourite charity organisation
  • A paid wellbeing day each year to make sure you are looking after yourself
  • In-house Learning and Development opportunities to grow yourself and your career
  • Free annual health checks and flu vaccinations
  • Contributions towards the costs associated with eye testing and glasses
  • Social Club that organises exciting events throughout the year
  • A suite of discounts and special offers at a range of Hamilton Businesses

If you live outside of Hamilton, we’ll also support you with relocation costs to get you moving closer to one of NZ’s fastest growing cities.

If this role sounds like it’s for you, we would love to hear from you. Make it happen and apply online today!

Applications close on Wednesday 31 May 2023

Read more here

Hamilton City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

Please note this role is being sourced directly and we are not accepting applications via external recruitment agencies.  Due to border restrictions, only people who are already eligible to live and work in New Zealand should apply. Evidence will be required.

Team Leader Community
Library/ Service Centre - Mosgiel

Permanent Full time

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our team as a Team Leader at Mosgiel Library/Service Centre. As the Team leader, you will be responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of the Library and Service Centre, with a focus on delivering high-quality customer service and enhancing the overall customer experience.


  • Manage and review Library and Service Centre activities to meet customer needs and service standards.
  • Provide training to staff on customer service techniques and the effective use of available resources.
  • Work with the Collection Development team to develop and maintain collections that meet customer needs.
  • Recruit, supervise, manage, and support staff, while fostering teamwork within the Library and Service Centre.
  • Ensure personal safety and the safety of others in accordance with health and safety policies and procedures.


  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Library or Information Management.
  • Demonstrated experience in customer service, staff management, and collection development.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of library information systems and technologies.
  • A commitment to professional development and ongoing learning.
  • Broad understanding of the information needs of communities including people of different age groups and cultural backgrounds.

Applications Close: Sunday 28 May 2023

Apply here:

To learn more about this role, check out the position description at www.DCC.Jobs to find out further information. 

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