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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 below:

Are you looking for a step up, a challenge or considering a move to Central Hawke’s Bay? We are seeking a strong leader with regulatory expertise to manage our Building and Resource Consent teams.

This role will be based in our Waipawa office, where you will be responsible for a dynamic and busy team of building consent officers, resource consent planners and supporting administrative staff. Our region is growing and this team is at the forefront of this growth. You will be accountable for managing all consent activities and compliance requirements while providing excellent customer service to our ratepayers. As the leader of this team, you will guide, support and develop your team, providing our highly skilled individuals with your guidance and direction and being a sounding board as needed.

Here at Council our customers are at the heart of everything we do, so we’re looking for a leader who can balance the needs of our customers with the legislative requirements in the consenting world. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our rapidly growing region, and with a new District Plan on the horizon, the opportunities to shape this growth are endless.

The preferred candidate will have come from a resource management, building consenting or regulatory services background, but we are open to discussing this role with any suitable candidate with strong transferable skills in people and leadership. Your experience with previous Local Authorities will be valuable as will your ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders. We have come a long way in the past few years, and you will be in a prime position to build upon our success and expand the teams’ roles and responsibilities in the compliance and monitoring space, as well as improving our relationships with Tangata Whenua.

Please include your CV and Cover Letter with your application. Applications for this role can be made via Seek and close Friday, 14 February 2020.

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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