Job Vacancies

Planner

Our dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic Planning Department is seeking an experienced, confident planner to contribute to our team.

Based in Hokitika on the South Island’s rugged West Coast, is the opportunity to be part of and contribute to a vibrant, growing community. The position offers a broad range of work from policy and consents through to enforcement.

This is a permanent, full-time position providing technical support within the Planning Department - including processing consent applications, monitoring compliance of resource consents and the District Plan, undertaking enforcement where necessary, and providing advice to the public. In addition you will contribute to the review of the Council’s District Plan.

This position offers a broad exposure to a range of industry sectors, so a willingness to build relationships with community stakeholder groups is essential. An understanding of the commercial impact of decisions whilst ensuring compliance is achieved will be an asset in this position as will a professional and pragmatic manner.

An ability to use initiative and seek resolution is vital to this role and will see you being able to take ownership of projects and have exposure to a variety of work.

If you are ready to launch your planning career with a wide range of experiences in the planning industry or just want a change of pace on the beautiful West Coast, see a full position description and application for employment below.

If you have any questions please contact Fiona Scadden, Planning Manager 03 756 9085

Applications close: Monday 15th October 2018

A full position description and application for employment can be obtained below or at the Customer Service Centre, 36 Weld Street, Hokitika. A cover letter and a copy of your current CV, along with the completed application form is required.

Applications are to be marked “Confidential” and emailed to hr@westlanddc.govt.nz

Position Description: Planner
Application Form [docx], [pdf]

 


 

Customer Service Consultant/Business Support Officer

Our Customer Service Centre is seeking an experienced, confident person to contribute to customer service and business support as a frontline staff member.

Based in Hokitika, is the opportunity to be part of a friendly and versatile team to provide top end customer service to our public.

In a recent assessment of customer service Westland District Council was scored ahead of 45 other councils as quality of customer service is very important to us.

This is a permanent, full-time position providing a mixture of approximately 50% Customer Service frontline duties and approximately 50% Business Support Officer duties.

This position offers a broad exposure to a range of industry sectors, so a willingness to build relationships with community stakeholders is essential. A professional and pragmatic manner along with great communication skills is a must for this role.

If this sounds like a position that you are keen and qualified to undertake, see a full position description and application for employment below.

If you have any questions please contact Fiona Scadden, Planning Manager 03 756 9085

Applications close: Tuesday 23rd October 2018

A full position description and application for employment can be obtained below or at the Customer Service Centre, 36 Weld Street, Hokitika. A cover letter and a copy of your current CV, along with the completed application form is required.

Applications are to be marked “Confidential” and emailed to hr@westlanddc.govt.nz

Position Description: Customer Service Consultant/Business Support Officer
Application Form [docx], [pdf]

 


 

Customer Service Consultant 0.5 FTE

Our Customer Service Centre is seeking an experienced, confident person to contribute part time as a frontline staff member.

Based in Hokitika, is the opportunity to be part of a friendly and versatile team to provide top end customer service to our public.

In a recent assessment of customer service Westland District Council was scored ahead of 45 other councils as quality of customer service is very important to us.

This is a part-time position with set hours of Monday – Thursday 1.30pm – 4.30pm and Friday 8am-5pm.

This position offers a broad exposure to a range of industry sectors, so a willingness to build relationships with community stakeholders is essential. A professional and pragmatic manner along with great communication skills is a must for this role.

If this sounds like a position that you are keen and qualified to undertake, see a full position description and application for employment below. 

If you have any questions please contact Fiona Scadden, Planning Manager 03 756 9085

Applications close: Tuesday 23rd October 2018

A full position description and application for employment can be obtained below or at the Customer Service Centre, 36 Weld Street, Hokitika. A cover letter and a copy of your current CV, along with the completed application form is required.

Applications are to be marked “Confidential” and emailed to hr@westlanddc.govt.nz

Position Description: Customer Service Consultant 0.5 FTE
Application Form [docx], [pdf]

 


 

Community Development Advisor

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer you will be responsible for developing the partnership between Council and the community, enabling the community to participate in Councils planning, development and the implementations of initiatives.

To be successful in this role you will have a good understanding of local and central government with proven research and analytical skills.

Your proven experience in successfully developing and maintaining relationships could  make you the ideal applicant.

You will have a relevant qualification and at least three year’s experience in the fields of community development, social or public policy or community work.  In addition, your exceptional communication skills will be widely utilised.

The challenges and opportunities are exciting and varied.  You are flexible and can adapt to different ways of working and different challenges.

A full position description and application for employment can be obtained below. 

Applications close: 29th October 2018

A full position description and application for employment can be obtained below or at the Customer Service Centre, 36 Weld Street, Hokitika. A cover letter and a copy of your current CV, along with the completed application form is required.

Applications are to be marked “Confidential” and emailed to hr@westlanddc.govt.nz

Position Description: Community Development Advisor
Application Form [docx], [pdf]

 

General Information regarding Job Vacancies

When you join the Westland District Council, you become part of a team who work hard to deliver a high level of service to the ratepayers and residents of the District.

Our district is growing as more and more people recognise the benefit of making this fabulous lifestyle destination their home. If you are looking for a career opportunity where the work you do has a real positive impact on the community, then you have come to the right place.

For further enquiries, please contact Human Resources at hr@westlanddc.govt.nz.

Council is an equal opportunity employer.