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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. 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 pride ourselves on our recently attained AA Council-Mark rating, recognising us as a top performing Council in NZ.

Central Hawke’s Bay is experiencing rapid growth with a continuing high number of subdivisions in both our rural and residential areas. We have forecasted high demand continuing and have a number of large and complex developments in progress.

To continue to meet the challenge of growth and high demand, we are seeking an Intermediate or Senior Resource Consents Planner to join our 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 for a range of land uses and subdivision, providing planning advice to the public and ongoing monitoring of the environmental outcomes. We are seeking qualified planners with a variety of experience and backgrounds to join us and get stuck in.

We promote flexible working arrangements, and while this role is currently full time at 40hrs per week, we are excited to talk to planners about what might work.

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
• Implementing our new District Plan
• Undertaking environmental compliance assessments
• 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.

Due to the urgency in finding a successful candidate, we may engage with applicants prior to the closing date however all applications up to the closing date will be considered.

Please apply via seek and include your CV and Cover Letter with your application. 

Applications for this role will close 10 November 2023.

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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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