Job Vacancies

Senior Policy Planner


  • Career defining project opportunities
  • Located in Hokitika
  • Integral role whilst living in a lifestyle location


The Westland District has thriving tourism, agriculture and mineral industries alongside an awe-inspiring natural environment. The opportunity has arisen to join our team for the facilitation of the combined District Plan (Tai Poutini) in the South Island. Further more is the opportunity to undertake a Master Planning exercise for Franz Josef township, known for its dynamic natural hazard landscape.  

Reporting to the Planning Manager, you will be responsible for managing Westland’s input to the combined District Plan review process to including looking at zoning and potential rule changes and to reflect the views of the Council and other stakeholders.  You will analyse and report on policy documents including producing specific reports and responses as required by the Planning Manager. You will undertake stakeholder engagement consultation and master-planning both for Franz Josef township and Westland as a whole.

This role is a brilliant career opportunity to manage various aspects of policy planning.

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, see a full position description and application for employment below. 

Applications for this role close 5pm Monday 17 June 2019. 

Position Description – Senior Policy Planner

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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.

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.

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Council is an equal opportunity employer.