The Dunedin City Council is not waiting as it starts the
search to replace chief executive Paul Orders.
The council yesterday began advertising for a new chief
executive, one day before Mr Orders was expected to be
formally confirmed as Cardiff Council's next chief executive
in Wales today.
Mayor Dave Cull and Mr Orders have declined to be interviewed
about the pending appointment until it was official.
However, a job description for the role of council chief
executive appeared on the LinkedIn social networking site
yesterday afternoon, calling for interested candidates to
submit their applications by October 11.
It said the council was seeking a new chief executive ''to
deliver the council's budgetary and policy priorities, and
lead staff in achieving high-performing services''.
''A key responsibility will be to ensure the organisation is
appropriately resourced, well managed, and working within
self-imposed financial parameters.
''The chief executive will be instrumental in driving culture
change and organisational improvement, and will play a
critical role to promote Dunedin's development as a
successful small city.''
The recruitment drive is being run by Christchurch-based
recruitment company EQI Global.
The advertisement appeared just days after the Otago Daily
Times reported on Tuesday Mr Orders was the unanimous
recommendation of a Cardiff Council appointment committee to
become its next chief executive.