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Central Hawke's Bay District Council is focused on working in partnership with their community to ensure that Central Hawke's Bay is a thriving district, with efficient and appropriate infrastructure, services and regulatory functions.  To enable this, we are instilling a culture of innovation and continuous improvement to add real value to our communities.

Experience the benefits of growing your career in a stunning environment and community. If you are interested in a career opportunity in an innovative and dynamic workplace check out our current vacancies:

  • Senior Resource Consents Planner

  • District Plan Support Officer

  • Communications & Engagement Manager

  • People & Safety Officer

 

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is a Local Authority in the thriving Hawke’s Bay Region, situated in Waipawa approximately 40km south of Hastings. We are committed to providing a great place to work, that values diversity and inclusion, and develops skilled people who can lead our community to thrive.

We are now seeking a Senior Resource Consents Planner to join our consents team. This is an exciting role for planners who are keen to work in a growing and changing environment. We have a new District Plan currently in the draft phase and as part of a small team, you will be challenged with a variety of opportunities daily.

Reporting to the Customer and Consents Manager, this role is accountable for resource consenting, subdivision consents, providing planning advice to the public and ongoing monitoring. This role would suit a planner with at least 3 years’ experience. You may be a planner looking to step up in to a senior role, or a successful and experienced practitioner looking for a change of pace.

This role is ideally full-time (40 hours per week) Monday to Friday, but we would also consider supporting flexible working hours for the right candidate.

The main tasks of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Resource and subdivision consenting
  • Provision of planning advice to the public and applicants
  • Understanding and implementing the District Plan
  • Training and mentoring up and coming staff
  • Upkeep of our practices with current legislation and policy
  • Working with the Customer and Consents Manager to develop policies and templates

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A relevant qualification in planning or environmental management
  • Membership of the NZPI is preferable but not essential
  • Ability to interact with a diverse range of people
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A current Driver’s Licence

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is committed to ongoing professional development and provides ongoing training opportunities and NZPI membership.

To be successful in this role, you will also need to share the Council’s THRIVE values and its commitment to customer excellence and smarter thinking.

With a thriving district and strong connected community, Central Hawke’s Bay is in a period of exciting growth and development. With some of the best beaches, fishing and diving spots, water sports, cycling, family friendly places and events, and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to consider shifting to Central Hawke’s Bay.

Please include your CV and Cover Letter with your application. Applications for this role can be made via Seek and close Wednesday 20 February 2019.

An exciting and innovative project is under way in Council's Customer and Community Partnership division charting a new way forward for the district.  This could be the opportunity you have been looking for to work part time for a progressive and forward looking local authority and contribute to helping your community to THRIVE.

We are completing a generational review of our District Plan and we are looking for a creative, dedicated and highly energetic person to join and contribute to our award winning District Plan Team.

Supporting the District Plan Team to complete the draft phase of the review and then progressing to the formal plan review phases later in 2019, in this fast paced environment you will have a passion for working directly with community and key stakeholder groups and enjoy interacting professionally with property owners. 

Your excellent organizational skills and keen eye for detail, as well as an ability to work independently, will allow you to tailor this position to meet the needs of the District Plan Team. 

This role is no typical administrative role – as a key member of the team you will be known for your genuine and confident manner, and you will draw on your proven experience and skills to work effectively with staff, elected members and the community.   

Ideally your experience will be in a corporate or local government RMA environment and you’ll have experience working with Isovist or other Eplan programs, although experience in a related discipline is ok.  You’ll also be confident in supporting formal meeting processes and understand basic financial processes, however training will be provided to the right applicant.

This is an exciting and unique role to contribute to a review of the District Plan, which will chart the future for growth and development in our district over the next 10 years.  If making a difference is matters to you and you have the high energy and administrative skills we are looking for we would welcome your application for this 25 – 30 hours part time position.

With a thriving district and strong connected economy, Central Hawkes Bay is in a period of exciting growth and development.  With some of the best beaches, fishing and diving spots, water sports, cycling, family friendly places and events, and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to consider shifting to Central Hawkes Bay.

Please include your CV and Cover Letter with your application. Applications for this role can be made via Seek and close Sunday 17 February 2019.

Want to be part of something cool?  We’re on the hunt for a new Communications and Engagement Manager to support our community to Thrive!

Smart, hardworking, talented, dedicated – and that’s just us, you’ll be building our community engagement across a multitude of platforms to support our ambitious work programme ahead.

In a place where there is no such thing as an average day, in this fast-paced environment you’ll thrive - bringing a strategic approach to our communications that brings Thrive alive. 

If you think this is just a plain old comms role dressed up – think again!  With a no rules approach, you’ll be geared towards the digital space and will be able to deliver innovative and smart ways of engaging with our community like never before!

Already recognised as a rock star in your related discipline, your unique skill set and proven track record will distinctly set you apart from the rest of the field.  Capable of getting in and ‘doing the doing’ in this full-time role, you will share the Community’s THRIVE values by helping to create strong communities of connected citizens, that strengthen and promote our District and community’s identity.

With a thriving district and strong connected community, Central Hawke’s Bay is in a period of exciting growth and development. With some of the best beaches, fishing and diving spots, water sports, cycling, family friendly places and events, and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to consider shifting to Central Hawke’s Bay.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, contact Doug Tate, Councils Group Manager - Customer and Community Partnerships on 06 857 8060 to find out more about this exciting new role.

Include your CV and Cover Letter with your application via Seek, which will close Sunday 24 February 2019.

This is not a typical safety role! Have you had an innovative and bold idea that you have wanted to put in place? This is the opportunity that will allow you to. This role is a unique opportunity for an energetic, innovative person to work alongside the People & Capability Manager to transform safety and wellbeing in order to support the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council to THRIVE.

As a people and safety superstar, this role will deliver improvements and innovation that result in an outstanding safety framework and wellbeing initiatives for our employees and contractors.

To support our vision, we need an energetic person with a ‘can-do’ attitude who isn’t afraid of being bold. You will champion safety and wellbeing and will continue the journey to embed an organisation culture where our people are at the heart of everything we do. Ideally, you will have experience in safety and HR roles and this innovative approach to delivering the safety culture will excite and challenge you.

In this full-time role, you will be accountable for increasing the profile of Council’s safety framework by supporting operations in creating and implementing technical documents, advising on health and safety legislation and continually looking for opportunities to improve. This role will also play a key part in promoting and driving wellbeing initiatives within the organisation, as well as providing HR support to the People & Capability Manager.

To be successful you will need to share the Council’s THRIVE values and its commitment to customer excellence and smarter thinking. You will be someone with a keen eye for detail, a passion for change and the ability to build relationships across the organisation. Ideally, you will bring experience in technical writing and be able to show knowledge and a passion for continually improving safety systems.

With a thriving district and strong connected community, Central Hawke’s Bay is in a period of exciting growth and development. With some of the best beaches, fishing and diving spots, water sports, cycling, family friendly places and events, and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to consider shifting to Central Hawke’s Bay.

Applications for this role can be made via Seek and close Sunday 03 March 2019.

Work Visa

Foreign nationals (excluding Australians) wishing to work in New Zealand must have work visas. All applications are tested against the New Zealand labour market. The standard work visa is for a two or three year period.

Spouses and children of working visitors must also apply for the relevant visas (visitor, student or work). Applications take approximately four to six weeks and cost around NZD250-300.

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