Interviews for panel job spots
Auckland Council has received more than 140 applications for positions on three advisory panels.
Applications for the Ethnic and Pacific peoples panels and the new Seniors Panel closed on February 20.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by selection panels each comprising a councillor, senior council staff member and community representatives.
The panels are designed to provide the council with advice on issues important to diverse groups, and advice on how the council can engage effectively with communities.
The successful applicants will have a good understanding of community dynamics and experience with governance and advisory roles.
They will also need a broad perspective on the future direction of the city as envisioned in the Auckland Plan.
Recommendations on the final make-up of the advisory panels will be made to the mayor on April 14 and successful panellists will be endorsed by the governing body on April 17.
The first meetings of the new panels will take place in May and the term of office expires a month before the next council elections in 2016.