Projects and property

  • Do you care about our community?
  • Want to make a positive difference?
  • Be part of a fun and diverse group of people

City Housing is looking for a passionate person prepared to take on this challenge, who wants to make a genuine difference and has agility to deliver in a changing environment.

Ko wai mātou | About us

Kia mahi ngātahi mō Pōneke mō tōna āpōpō. Working together for Wellington’s future is our clear unifying Council purpose.

We have four core values that set the foundation for how we work, and our city housing team really embrace these values:

  • He tangata, he tangata, he tangata | We put people at the heart of what we do
  • Whakapai ake | We’re always improving:
  • Mahi ngātahi | We collaborate:
  • Mana tiaki | We care for our places

He angitūtanga | The opportunity

The City Housing team provides rental housing to low income families or individuals whose needs are not met by the private sector housing market. The team is Council’s social housing provider, one of New Zealand’s largest landlords and a lead player in the Council’s vision of “All Wellingtonians Well Housed.” We provide housing to over 3000 people in 1931 homes across Pōneke and our proud of the service we provide to our tenants and the wider community.

We are developing the second phase of a 20 year $400M programme of improvements for 1000 properties across our social housing portfolio whilst continuing to provide safe, modern accommodation for those we have already upgraded. Throughout this project, the welfare of our tenants is extremely important, and this role is part of a team approach, focused on the leadership and operational management of City Housing assets, valued at over $600M.  You will also be responsible for the successful delivery of the Healthy Homes Standards across our total portfolio which is well underway.

The position leads both the Capital Works and Facilities Management teams and will be responsible for the delivery of all projects and programmes relating to these critical areas. To be successful in the role you will need both proven experience and knowledge of project management methodologies, facilities management and strategic asset management and programming. You need to ensure that practices are consistent with the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and be able to demonstrate this. Experience within the social housing and/or local Government sectors are desirable.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer 

In return this is an opportunity for you to join a diverse and talented group of people! We put people at the heart of everything we do. Wellington City Council offers flexible working arrangements, a competitive salary, 5 weeks annual leave after 2 years of continuous service with u, staff benefits and the ability to lead and deliver a housing programme that will change the lives of the tenants who live with us.

Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand, pass a criminal history check and must hold a full driving licence to apply for this role.  Hit apply now to make an application online and/or to view the position description.  All applications must be submitted online. For more information, please feel free to contact Aleena Antony, Talent Acquisition Partner at

Applications will close 02 August 2021.