contact-us/careersNapier War Memorial Conference Centre is a stunning venue in beautiful Art Deco Napier.

The business sits within the Tourism Services Department of Napier City Council.

If you have strong experience in customer service and sales and you would like to be considered for any future positions that may become available register your interest online today – all information must be submitted online.

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Current Vacancies

Manager Client Relations


The War Memorial Conference Centre is a Napier City Council facility, enjoying an exceptional location on the beachfront within a short distance of the CBD and has a dedicated team of staff. The venue industry is competitive and demanding with the venue’s “edge” being location and ensuring we offer clients an experience that meets or exceeds their expectations


  • Oversee all aspects of the day to day on-site operation of the War Memorial Conference Centre
  • Foster business relationships and develop sales opportunities that will achieve the War Memorial Conference Centre business goals.
  • Represent the War Memorial Conference Centre and wider Napier City Council venues at Trade Shows and other sales opportunities, travelling out of town as required.
  • Within the general function of this role, some specific tasks and responsibilities included in this


  • Excellent communication and customer service skills / a people person essential.
  • Proven experience in event organisation and management essential.
  • Staff management experience is essential. Proven leadership skills, with positive, fair and consistent approach, ability to motivate staff and promote team work, and ability to set and communicate clear direction and expectations.
  • Strong sales skills essential. Ability to foster positive business relationships with influential people in the conference, events and tourism markets.
  • Sound computer skills required.
  • Ability to plan ahead, meet deadlines and remain calm under pressure.


  • Energetic, positive and enthusiastic.
  • Exceptional organisation skills, practical minded, innovative thinking.
  • Ability to travel, often with several nights stay away from home.

Available to work a roster on any of the seven days a week, generally between 6am and mid-night but occasionally earlier or later to cater for the needs of the clients.

This is a full time position within Napier City Council’s Tourism Services Department.  This position reports to the Venues Manager.

Please apply online, sending your CV and a cover note outlining your key strengths and interest for this role.  Click the Apply Online button below or go to

Applications close 27 March 2015

Vacancy Closes: Friday 27th March 2015
Apply For Vacancy: Apply Online
Documents: Manager Client Relations (pdf 965b) 

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