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Blue Orange Yellow Illustrated Job Fair Facebook PostCentral 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 below:

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, where 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 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 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.

For more information, please call Josh Lloyd directly on 021521791

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 two Building Consents Officers to join our Consents Team to meet market demand and manage continued development in our district.

Reporting to the Building Consents Team Leader, this role has plenty of variety. You will be accountable for providing advice to customers, processing consents, undertaking site inspections and liaising with external consultants and industry.

Ideally you will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience and have the appropriate competencies described below.  At a minimum, you will have completed and obtained a National Diploma in Building Control Surveying or equivalent.

Our immediate requirement is for the processing of building consents however a preference for inspections can also be accommodated.  We are a small team punching well above our weight and a close working relationship with Land Transport, 3 Waters, Building Consent teams and external consultant teams are essential to our success. No two days are the same and the work is varied.

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:

  • Processing of Building Consents
  • Undertaking Site Inspections
  • Processing of CCC applicators
  • Provision of advice to customers
  • Liaising with external consultants and industry
  • Upkeep of our practices with current legislation and policy

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A National Diploma in Building Control Surveying or Regulation 18 equivalent qualification
  • Competencies for Res2 and Com2
  • Ability to interact with a diverse range of people
  • A methodical nature, an eye for detail and some good old-fashioned common sense
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with GoGet preferred but not essential as full training will be provided
  • 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.

For more information, please call Josh Lloyd directly on 021521791

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 live and work in Central Hawke’s Bay. (optional)

 About the opportunity:

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is looking for a motivated, well organised and customer focused person to fill this role within our regulatory department, based at Waipukurau.  

About you:

The successful candidate will play an important role in improving, promoting and protecting public health in Central Hawke’s Bay in all matters that pertain to environmental health and liquor licensing.  Your knowledge of relevant legislation will allow you to inform and advise the public of safe practices. 

A tertiary qualification that meets the requirements of Environmental Health Officer Qualifications Regulations 1993 is required.

The ability to relate to a diverse range of people, good organisational and time management skills, attention to detail, report writing skills, negotiation and conflict handling skills, and the ability to work independently in a wide range of tasks is essential. 

 How to apply: 

If this sounds like your next step, please apply via seek and include your CV and Cover letter with your application by 4 December 2022.

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 live and work in Central Hawke’s Bay. 

 About the opportunity:

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has a great opportunity in the Strategic Planning & Development group. This role will be responsible for the provision of strategic support to the Executive and Governance functions of Council in the undertaking of their responsibilities at both a regional and national level. In addition to running the  programme management of Council’s next Long-Term Plan (due June 2024) the development process for which is currently underway, this roll will also contribute to Council’s implementation of the CHB Integrated Spatial Plan 2020-2050, and town centre plans for Waipawa and Waipukurau

 About you:

 In this full-time role, you will need to share the Council’s THRIVE values and its commitment to ‘smarter thinking’ so we can plan for tomorrow to futureproof Central Hawke’s Bay.

Specifically, the core skills we are looking for are:

  • Good written and oral communication
  • Policy analysis
  • Ability to understand ‘the bigger picture’
  • A sound understanding of the machinery of government (local and central)
  • Local Government experience, including in preparing Long Term Plans (desirable)
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated success in managing stakeholders and consultants
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects and project teams
  • Project management
  • A clean full driver’s licence. 
  • The legal right to work in New Zealand.

 

If this sounds like your next challenge, please contact the Group Manager Strategic Planning & Development, Dylan Muggeridge directly on Dylan.muggeridge@chbdc.govt.nz or 027 272 6392.

 How to apply:

Please include your CV and Cover Letter with your application. Applications for this role can be made via seek

 

The closing date is 11 December 2022

Voluntary Position

 

Help Central Hawke’s Bay District Council to recognise and support the dedicated and charitable community based, not-for-profit organisations that support our community to THRIVE.

We are now seeking a member of the public to join the Community Volunteer Organisation Support (CVOS) Committee, which consists of three Councillors and three members of the public, assisted by the Community Development Co-ordinator, who co-ordinates the annual CVOS applications.

Expressions of interest for one community member to join the Committee are now open.

This is a voluntary position where you would be needed for a period of up to two days each year.  The position will serve for a minimum of a three year term. 

To be successful in this role, you will ideally have a strong understanding of the Central Hawke’s Bay Community, and share in our communities Thrive values.

We encourage you to apply in writing, with supporting information that best demonstrates your suitability for the vacancy. 

Applications can be made via seek

 

Applications for this role will close Monday 12 December 2022.

 

For further information, or to find out more on what’s involved, please contact us at Council on 06 857 8060.

Voluntary Position

 

Help Central Hawkes Bay District Council to acknowledge and celebrate those who devote their time in service to the community, by becoming a member of our Civic Awards Committee.

We are now seeking a member of the public to join the Civic Awards Committee, which consists of the Mayor, two Councillors and two community members. 

Civic Awards provide for multiple acknowledgements of Community Services through a Certificate of Recognition, with the most prestigious honours awarded as the Civic Honours Award.  As a member of this Committee, you have the privilege of assessing and confirming applications made each year for the Awards.

Expressions of interest for one community member to join the Committee are now open. This is a voluntary position where you would be needed for a period of up to two days each year.  The position will serve for a minimum of a three year term. 

To be successful in this role, you will ideally have a strong understanding of the Central Hawke’s Bay Community, and share in our communities Thrive values.

We encourage you to apply in writing, with supporting information that best demonstrates your suitability for the vacancy. 

Applications can be made via seek

 

Applications for this role will close Monday 12 December 2022.

 

For further information, or to find out more on what’s involved, please contact us at Council on 06 857 8060.

Central Hawke's Bay District Council

Waipawa, Hawkes Bay

Local Government

Voluntary Position

 

Help Central Hawkes Bay District Council to promote, initiate and support research in all health-related fields including medical and health education, knowledge and understanding, by becoming a council appointed representative on the Hawkes Bay Medical Research Foundation.

We are seeking a member of the Central Hawke’s Bay community to join the Hawkes Bay Medical research Foundation.

The Hawke’s Bay Medical Research Foundation was formed in 1961 to foster and support medical research and health education in and outside Hawke’s Bay.  Funds are administered by skilled professionals from medical, legal, and business professions to foster medical research, education and the provision of equipment for the benefit of the people of Hawke’s Bay.   You can find our more about the Trust here.

Expressions of interest for the community representative role to join the Foundation on behalf of Central Hawke’s Bay are now open, following our previous appointee retiring. This is a voluntary position where you would be needed for meetings that take place every two months throughout the year.  The position will serve for a minimum of a three year term. 

A medical background isn’t a necessity for the role, however the ability to work confidently with others, be progressive and forward in your thinking and to be a positive advocate for health outcomes across all of the Hawke’s Bay Region is. 

We encourage you to apply in writing, with supporting information that best demonstrates your suitability for the vacancy. 

Applications can be made via seek

 

Applications for this role will close Monday 12 December 2022.

 

For further information, or to find out more on what’s involved, please contact us at Council on 06 857 8060.

 

 

We are looking for a highly motivated person with a passion for event management. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside a high performing team of people to continue to support Central Hawke’s Bay to Thrive.

If you are someone who is dynamic, thinks outside the square and has experience in event management, we want to hear from you. We are looking for someone who can not only manage the Central Hawke’s Bay Municipal Theatre but can also support local events to come to life, attracting people to the district.   

The Role

The Events & Venue role is to;

  • Enable an environment for local events to be coordinated collaboratively by providing operational support to the community;
  • Manage and oversee the Central Hawke’s Bay Municipal Theatre;
  • Manage and oversee casual staff for local events;
  • Coordinate some Council events such as BA5’s,  Business Breakfasts and workshops and support with others held at the Municipal Theatre;
  • Coordinate a “What’s On” event calendar for the district and support local events with promotion;
  • Provide a high level of customer service to the community and those coordinating events to ensure they feel supported;
  • Capable of getting in and ‘doing the doing’ in this full time 40 hour role, you will share our Community’s THRIVE values and its desire for customer excellence, thinking smarter, planning for tomorrow and valuing people. 

 

Key Skills Required for the Role:

  • Proven Event Management experience;
  • Strong time management and organisational skills;
  • Good Communication Skills;
  • Ability to think outside the square and be innovative;
  • Able to work autonomously as well as within a team environment;
  • Ability to work collaboratively across a broad range of community providers.

 

About You

The successful candidate will bring a creative and innovative approach, as well as strong leadership and a drive to work alongside our community to support local events and their management. You will have a passion for bringing Central Hawke’s Bay to life and offering a broad range of opportunities for local events. 

This role is a unique opportunity for the right person to work alongside a high performing team.  If this sounds like your next challenge, we want to hear from you! If you have any questions, please contact Bridget Cover on 0273087386 or at bridget.cover@chbdc.govt.nz.

Please apply along with your CV and Cover letter via seek

Applications will close Friday 9th December 2022.

 

  • Do you have experience in Infrastructure, 3 Waters and/or Environmental Engineering?
  • Do you thrive in a busy, fast-paced environment?
  • Are you an inquisitive, people & solutions focused leader?
  • Looking for a role where you can lead projects that will have positive, transformational and lasting impacts on communities?

 We are seeking an experienced Senior Project Manager to join our established Project Management Office (PMO) at Central Hawke’s Bay District Council. This role reports to the Director – Projects & Programmes and will play a key leadership role within our PMO to successfully lead and deliver a variety of projects. This role is a unique opportunity for an energetic, innovative person to come join the CHB Whanau and support the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council to THRIVE.

Our PMO team delivers valuable water and infrastructure projects for the community. The team lead projects and programmes from initiation through to project completion. The focus of the team is on delivery of high-quality durable infrastructure, building connected communities while ensuring smart growth.

About the opportunity:

This is a fantastic role that will suit someone who is outcome focused, enjoys a challenge and is able to take the initiative whilst building great relationships with our team and many stakeholders. You will join an established PMO team with some projects well developed, and some to be developed. You will have the opportunity to utilise your skills and experience to influence and lead the delivery of transformational programmes of work. This is an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to achieve results and succeed.

We have a significant pipeline of projects across our infrastructure programme, no two days will be the same, we are a small team punching above our weight, with a passion to deliver excellence to our communities, this diversity could see you leading a new water treatment plant, the consenting process for a wastewater upgrade, a pipeline renewal project or a bridge upgrade programme.

About you:

As Senior Project Manager, your main responsibility will be to lead a small team, while delivering your own allocated projects; from initiation through to project completion. You will need to a self-starter that learns quickly and takes the initiative, you will be customer focussed and bring an energy to the team. 

Our ideal candidate will have experience working in the infrastructure sector combined with excellent people skills and the ability to build rapport with various stakeholders while delivering on project outcomes. You will have a strong record in project management with a good understanding of required scheduling and budgeting for infrastructure projects. You will need strong time management & organisation skills and ability to prioritise your own work and your team's work in order to deliver timely outcomes.

In this full-time role, you will need to have a collaborative nature and share the Council’s THRIVE values and its commitment to ‘smarter thinking’ so we can plan for tomorrow to futureproof Central Hawke’s Bay. 

To be successful in the role, you will be / have the following:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Engineering or Project Management)
  • Project Management Certification (PMI, Prince 2 or similar) – desirable
  • Skills to mentor and grow other project managers and team members in the team whilst contributing to a high-performance team delivering projects
  • Proven knowledge in the development of project management processes and frameworks.
  • Demonstrated success in management and coordination of engineering design across multi-disciplines and gateways
  • Demonstrated success in managing contractors and consultants, with experience delivering projects as a client (desirable)
  • Experience in managing contracts within the civil engineering industry and a sound understanding of NZS3910 and NZS3916
  • Successful track record of working with diverse stakeholders to develop solutions 
  • High level of computer skills - Microsoft office, project, teams, sharepoint.
  • Confident and experience with Te Ao Māori would be beneficial
  • A collaborative and team focussed approach to project development
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Champion safety in all aspects of planning, design and construction
  • A clean full driver’s licence. 
  • Have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

How to apply:

If you think you might be the person we’re looking for, apply in confidence with your CV and Cover Letter via seek

 Applications close Sunday 18 December 2022.

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 live and work in Central Hawke’s Bay.

If you would like to know more or for a confidential discussion, please reach out to Darren de Klerk (Director, Projects and Programmes) on 06 857 8060 or by email at Darren.deklerk@chbdc.govt.nz

 

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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