Community Team Leader

Communications & Key Relationships · Auckland, Auckland
Department Communications & Key Relationships
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Our vision at Piritahi is to change the way people live. We can do this by streamlining land development, laying the groundwork for neighbourhoods that are better to live in and homes that are more affordable.


Piritahi is an alliance of companies formed to speed up the supply of build-ready land. We prepare government-owned land for development and deliver new and upgraded infrastructure and amenity on behalf of Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities. We are working within Kāinga Ora’s large-scale urban development areas where state-owned land is being better utilised for new warm, dry, healthy homes.


Our responsibilities include detailed civil design and construction; the removal of old state houses no longer fit for purpose; land remediation; arranging consents related to earthworks and infrastructure; construction of roads, parks and utilities, and looking after the communities we’re working in as we go. We also have several focus areas spanning our scope of work, meaning we collaborate to create outcomes that are far from business as usual! Join Piritahi and be part of the core team of people developing a practical solution to Auckland’s housing challenges.


With projects spanning multiple neighbourhoods across Auckland, and an up-to 5-year programme of work, this is a rare opportunity to be part of an alliance that will have a lasting impact upon the city’s communities. Surrounded by industry experts from six different companies all with a common purpose, a career at Piritahi is lined with incredible development opportunities.

The purpose of the Community Team Leader role is to manage a team of community liaison advisors who work closely with various teams within the Alliance. They lead busy schedules as they develop and maintain high quality community engagement in the areas, we’re undertaking construction works.

The role will also work closely with Kāinga Ora engagement personnel to ensure that information and associated liaison activities build engagement, understanding and trust among parties involved.


  • A relevant tertiary level qualification (e.g. Communications, Public Relations, Media or Marketing) is highly desirable
  • Experienced in engaging with the community, key stakeholder and public interest groups
  • Previous history in customer service, people-centric/relationship building roles
  • Knowledge of audiences and communication and engagement principles, tools, channels and methods
  • Ability to produce internal and external communications such as newsletters, web content, presentations, feedback forms via a wide range of mediums
  • Knowledge of the housing / development sector an advantage
  • Knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi (preferred)
  • Outstanding leadership skills:

This role will suit a candidate who enjoys working in a dynamic environment where your priorities and pace of work will regularly fluctuate and change.


This role is based in our head office in central Auckland, however we have active projects in Northcote, Roskill, Oranga, Mangere and Tamaki.


We have a great culture driven by our vision. We offer a fun and dynamic working environment, career development and pathways into various areas relating to the engineering and construction sectors. The companies who make up the alliance are also family-based organisations who value their staff and have a passion for the communities they work in.


Opportunities on projects like this do not come around often! If you are someone who thrives in a complex and dynamic environment, then we want to hear from you.

Be part of NZ’s first land development alliance and apply now!


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  • Location
    Auckland, Auckland
  • Department
    Communications & Key Relationships
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience