Job Vacancies

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 information about any role advertised or working at Westland District Council, please contact hr@westlanddc.govt.nz.

How to apply

An application form, along with a full CV and cover letter should be emailed to hr@westlanddc.govt.nz, or mailed to Westland District Council, 36 Weld Street, Private Bag 704, Hokitika 7842.

Current Vacancies
Documentation, Compliance and Quality Assurance Officer
  • Responsibility for delivery of written Asset Management plans
  • Support the long term planning process for District Assets
  • Maintenance of relevant databases

 

The Westland District Council is seeking a competent, preferably experienced report writer to help with the delivery of Asset Management plans, and associated District Assets policies and procedures.  You will support the long-term planning process. 

You will be responsible for maintaining relevant databases.  You will use these to monitor and report on quality assurance, asset risks and resource consent for the Assets group.

You will use your report writing and research experience to prepare written applications for external funding for the Council’s infrastructure assets.

You will prepare technical and formal documentation (i.e. policies and bylaws) and research for the District Assets group.

You will support the group to manage and document quality assurance and risk assessment.  You will be familiar with and use Quantate Risk Register for all risk for the District Assets group.

We are seeking an enthusiastic person with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, advance research skills, high levels of computer literacy especially with the relevant programmes/software, and problem solving abilities. You will be a great team player.  Relevant experience in a local government environment is preferred.

Click here for a full Position Description and below for an application form.

We will shortlist as applications are received, so please apply now if you are interested.

Applications for this role close 21 January 2021

Building Control Officer

 

  • Performing various functions required by the Building Act 2004;
  • Processing applications for building consents, PIMs, exemptions and Certificates of Acceptance
  • Inspection of consented building works
  • Investigate complaints of potential illegal building works and issue and monitor Notices to Fix where appropriate
  • Monitoring and maintaining compliance schedules, enforcing the Building Warrant of Fitness system, on site compliance schedule audits

 

The Westland District Council is seeking an experienced Building Control Officer to perform a range of tasks relating to building-related Building Consent Authority (BCA) and Territorial Authority (TA) functions.  This will primarily involve processing building consent applications, performing inspections, and issuing Code Compliance Certificates, and other TA/BCA functions.

You will ideally have 3 – 5 years’ experience in a similar role and hold or be working toward an appropriate qualification recognised in Regulation 18 of the Building Regulations 2006 Act.  A high level working knowledge of the Building Act, Regulations and Building Code is required.  You will also maintain excellent customer service. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic person with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, a thorough knowledge of relevant legislation, bylaws and able to learn and follow policies.  You will have high levels of computer literacy especially with the relevant programmes/software, and problem solving abilities. You will be a great team player.  Relevant experience in a local government environment is preferred.

Click here for a full Position Description and below for an application form.

Applications for this role close 22 January 2021

Building Consent Authority – Quality Officer – Part-time

The Westland District Council is seeking a knowledgeable Quality Officer for the Building Consent Authority.  You will have an overall understanding of the building industry, and be able to apply your knowledge and experience in monitoring and driving our quality assurance system to ensure accreditation is retained. 

Experience in the construction industry is essential and a super eye for detail in documents is a must.  An understanding of how to interpret legislation is required as relates to development and/or review of BCA policies and procedures.  A working knowledge of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations would be desirable but not essential if you have had a similar role elsewhere.   

This role also provides back up to the building support officer, so excellent customer service and a can-do attitude is a must.

Click here for a full Position Description and below for an application form.

Applications for this role close 22 January 2021

Senior Building Control Officer (Processing)

The Westland District Council is seeking an experienced Senior Building Control Officer with exceptional customer services skills and a can do attitude to assist the Council in meetings its obligations under the Building Act. 

As a Senior Building Control Officer you will ensure that the functions and requirements of the Building Act are managed efficiently and appropriately.  You will ensure policy and procedure is followed and assist in providing technical leadership and support to the Building Control Team.  Your computer skills will be to a high standard to provide technical leadership and training in relation to consenting software and associated applications.

You will be highly experienced in processing building consents and have the ability to back up inspectors, as a general ‘all rounder’ with a “can do” attitude.

If you’re a positive team player, we want to hear from you.

Click here for a full Position Description and below for an application form.

Applications for this role close 22 January 2021

Director – Hokitika Museum (Westland)

An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably experienced and qualified person to lead the future development of the Hokitika Musuem within the historic Carnegie Building, following completion of earthquake strengthening works, and Pakiwaitara, a project still in its infancy which will encompass aspects of a Museum/Research Centre, alongside separately managed Library and visitor information services.

You will need to be able to demonstrate effective leadership at a senior level, with recent experience in driving change and continuous improvement across teams, project management, and, evidence of success in developing constructive relationships with internal and external partners, stakeholders and agencies.  You will work alongside your team to develop, promote and deliver exhibitions, including overseeing the assessment and cataloguing of the recently acquired Luminaries Collection.

If this opportunity excites you, and you believe you have the required knowledge and expertise to act as a champion and advocate for the value of the Hokitika Museum’s archives and artefacts, then please consider submitting an application for this newly re-established role.

For further information specific to this vacancy, please contact Te Aroha Cook, Group Manager regulatory and Community Services tearoha.cook@westlanddc.govt.nz or Shelley Sutherland, people and Capability Manager hr@westlanddc.govt.nz

Click here for a full Position Description and below for an application form.

Applications for this role close 22 January 2021

 

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