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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:

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.

About the opportunity:

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council are now seeking a superstar administrator to join our resource consents team. This is an exciting new role created to provide support and work alongside our planners and external consultants. We have a strong forward workload and a new District Plan currently in the draft phase and you will be challenged with a variety of opportunities daily.

Reporting to the Customer and Consents Manager, you will be responsible for tracking the progress of resource consents, co-coordinating external contractors and assisting the Senior Planner with the issue of resource consents and associated documentation.  Attention to detail, accuracy and the ability to multi-task will be second nature to you. You may be from a legal, banking, contracts or professional services background, or be a graduate planner looking for your first role. 

We are a small team punching well above our weight and a close working relationship with Land Transport, 3 Waters, Building Consent and Compliance teams along with external consultant teams are essential to our success. With your exceptional customer service skills, you will have regular contact with customers. As a newly create role there is plenty of opportunity to learn and scope to make this your own.

This role is ideally 20-30 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 Consent documentation preparation and distribution

Contractor co-ordination and workflow tracking and reporting

Responding to customer queries

Upkeep of our practices with current legislation and policy

Data entry and systems integrity

Collation of 223 / 224 documentation


About you:


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.


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 23 April 2021.

Support Central Hawke’s Bay to THRIVE.  A once in a career opportunity to enable economic wellbeing and deliver lasting results to transform Central Hawke’s Bay.

We are looking for outstanding people ready to enable our community to unlock the economic potential of our District.  We are keen to hear from dynamic, energised and confident people, with at least eight years’ post-qualification or working experience, who can demonstrate their ability to translate local economic wellbeing opportunities into results. 

Already recognised as a rock-star in your related discipline, economic development may not be your current background.  You will however, ideally have a sound understanding of Better Business Case and Programme Management methodologies, and will have a strong ability to build lasting and enduring relationships at a local, regional and national level.

We’ve worked with pace over the last two years, to achieve record levels of external funding and a series of leading and innovative approaches to Economic Wellbeing, that have seen Central Hawke’s Bay recognised as a leader regionally and nationally.  Your role will be working in partnership with the community, local and regional business partners and Central Government to implement our agile, value adding and community enabling strategic approach to local economic development for Central Hawke’s Bay. 

Unlike other economic development roles, this role will set the successful candidate apart from other economic development practitioners as you tell the story of how you have supported from its foundations the transformation of Central Hawke’s Bay into a THRIVING and prosperous community. 

Regardless of your background discipline, you will have the zealous confidence to successfully develop and lead out the wide range of initiatives and programmes that we have underway, and you will use your established and new relationships to leverage opportunities for Central Hawke’s Bay.

Capable of getting in and ‘doing the doing’ in this full time role, you will share our Communities THRIVE values and its desire for customer excellence, thinking smarter, planning for tomorrow and valuing people. 

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. 

This role is a unique and career enhancing opportunity for the right person to lead out genuinely transformational change in our community.  Want to know more?  Feel free to contact Doug Tate GM Customer and Community Partnerships on 06 857 8060 or to apply head to Seek


Applications for this role will close 30 April 2021.


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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