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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.

We are now seeking an Intermediate or 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 has plenty of variety and you will be accountable for resource consenting, subdivision consents, providing planning advice to the public and ongoing monitoring. Ideally you will have a minimum of 3 year’s years’ experience however intermediate planners are encouraged to apply. You may be a planner looking to step up into a more advanced 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

 Closing date is 8 November 2020.

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 working in Central Hawke’s Bay.

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has an exciting new learning opportunity, to join our team as a Building Consent Officer - Cadet. In this role you will learn on the job and over time, gain the technical know-how to become a Building Consent Officer as part of your career journey with the Council.

In this role you will

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of the building compliance industry
  • Learn how to process building consents, undertake building (and swimming pool) inspections, and maintain compliance schedules
  • Meet others in the local building industry and gain exposure to other construction disciplines
  • Have a variety of working environments including office and out on site
  • Become a valuable team member of the Consents and Planning Team
  • Receive a competitive salary

This role is ideally suited to someone with some prior exposure to the construction industry. You may be a tradie looking for a change or have recently completed studies in the construction sector. What you lack in experience you’ll make up for in enthusiasm and an inquisitive and questioning mindset. As a school leaver, you will have completed NCEA Level 2, are at ease using a computer, have attention to detail and a genuine interest in the building sector.

As a cadet you’ll be working towards a professional qualification and we will support you on this journey. You’ll be working with a wide range of customers, so being a ‘people’s person’ with great communication skills is a must.

This permanent full-time role, provides an exciting opportunity for applicants who are interested in starting or expanding a career within the building industry, with a view to develop and growing within the Council, leading to future opportunities.

If you have an interest in building and a desire to learn new things, this opportunity could be the one for you! Applications for this role can be made via seek and close 8 November 2020.

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.

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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