The Wellington City Council has been committed for more than a decade to ensuring that the city is switched onto powerful uses of ICT. Wellington 2020 in it’s different guises has received core funding for much of the period from the Council, and will continue to do so in the future all things being equal.
The latest iteration of the “Information & Communications Technology Policy” (adopted in July 2006) places emphasis jointly on both e-commuinty and e-democracy. The main thrust is about on ensuring those who are not online have their awareness raised of potential benefits, receive good training and support. The need for coordination and working in partnership with other organisations, including with Wellington 2020, is recognised.
To see the policy given life, WCC are on the recruitment trail again and are looking for a second Advisor to work with Raewyn Baldwin, who started late last year. Those repsonsible for the e-commuinty portfolio have the ambitious job of “leading the strategic/management overview of e-Community initiatives, building and maintaining a full understand of related issues and challenges, and leading implementation of e-Community aspects of the Council’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy.” One specific focus will be managing computer hubs based at two Council owned and operated housing estates.
Applications for the vacancy close 5pm 4 July. All the jazz about applying is online WCC’s job vacancies page.