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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

How to apply

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

Current vacancies

Permanent - Full Time

As a self-motivated individual with a high level of energy, your strong analytical and numerical literacy skills will be tested daily as you support the team with the financial management and reporting of Councils assets. A team player with excellent communication and relationship-building skills, accurate timely reporting is second nature to you.

Your natural interest in "systems" along with the capability to work through problems in a logical and methodical way will be utilised to its full extent.

With accountancy qualifications and broad experience, preferably in a similar role in local government, you’re just the person we are looking for.

Key responsibilities for this role:

  • Preparation of monthly internal management accounts
  • Detailed analysis of monthly financial results with an emphasis on capital
  • expenditure
  • Meetings with the Council’s District Assets team to discuss and interpret results
  • Assistance with LTP / Annual Plan project work
  • Assistance with Annual Report project work
  • Maintain Council’s Fixed Asset Register and capital expenditure reporting
  • Continuous improvement of financial systems

Your Profile:

  • A tertiary qualification in Business or Accounting
  • Membership of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) or
  • equivalent
  • At least five years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in local government
  • A high degree of computer literacy with experience of ERP systems and Microsoft
  • Office
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

As the successful candidate, you will be a personable and motivated individual with the ability to add value to the organization.

A full position description is available here. Apply using the application form and information above.

Applications close 5 August 2021.

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.

A full position description is available here and the application form is above.

We will short-list as applications are received so please do not delay in applying for this position.

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

As a minimum you will have 5 years plus in the Regulatory industry in a similar role , and you must have a qualification that meets the requirements of Regulation 18 of the Building (Accreditation of Building) Authorities 2006.

As a Senior Building Control Officer you will assist the Building Control Manager to provide team leadership; and mentor and monitor staff performance and development, ensure that the functions and requirements of the Building Act are managed efficiently and appropriately.  You will have excellent technical knowledge and ensure policy and procedure is followed to a high standard. We use electronic consenting software for processing and inspections, so your computer skills will need be suitable for this.

You will be experienced in processing and inspecting building consents to Res 3 and Com 2 and have the ability to deal with associated Building control functions (PIMs Certificates of Acceptance, Code Compliance Certificates, Compliance Schedules, BWOFs etc).

If you’re a positive team player, we want to hear from you.  An attractive salary and relocation costs are available to the right candidate.

A full position description is available here and the application form is above.

We will short-list as applications are received so please do not delay in applying for this position.