Job Vacancies

Museum Director

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate leader looking for a new challenge on the wild and wonderful West Coast.

The Hokitika Museum is a district museum with a relatively large collection, 4.0 FTE and around 20,000 visitors per year, based in Hokitika, the “Cool Little Town”.

It’s an exciting time at the Museum, with a major seismic strengthening and redevelopment programme in the early scoping stages, a continued high level of interest from around the world due to the success of the novel The Luminaries, an ever-increasing positive reputation from visitors, and curatorial and cataloguing work being boosted through the recent addition of new staff positions.  So apply now to lead the Museum into its next phase!

To be successful in this position you will have a degree or other relevant qualification in Museum Studies or History, and a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a similar or related role. 

Enquiries are welcome by contacting Jim Ebenhoh, Group Manager: Planning, Community and Environment, at 03 756 9035 or jim.ebenhoh@westlanddc.govt.nz.

Appications close Friday, 14 July 2017.

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 or addressed to Human Resources, Westland District Council, Private Bag 704, Hokitika 7842.

Position Description
Application Form (DOCX)(PDF)

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Senior Planner

Our dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic Planning Department is seeking an experienced, confident planner to take the role of Senior Planner.

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 to enforcement.

This is a permanent, full-time position providing technical leadership 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.

Extensive experience in planning and monitoring, alongside a relevant qualification and  exposure to industry best practice, would be ideal in this role.  

If you are ready to further 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, then this is the role for you.

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

Applications close 5pm Monday, 31st July 2017.

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 or addressed to Human Resources, Westland District Council, Private Bag 704, Hokitika 7842.

Position Description
Application Form (DOCX)(PDF)

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Customer Service Consultant – Casual

The Westland District Council is seeking an enthusiastic customer service star.

Applicants must be a team player and be available to work weekdays, weekends evenings and public holidays. 

This is a casual position with no fixed hours or days of work – applicants would be required to be available for on-call work as and when required.

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 or addressed to Human Resources, Westland District Council, Private Bag 704, Hokitika 7842.

Council is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Description
Application Form (DOCX)(PDF)

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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.

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.

Council is an equal opportunity employer.