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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 hr@westlanddc.govt.nz.

How to apply

You can apply online, with your full CV and cover letter.

Alternatively, your 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

Permanent - Full-time

Join our dedicated, enthusiastic, and fun Planning team as the Senior Planner or Planning Team Leader.

Based in Hokitika on the South Island’s beautiful West Coast which is surrounded by the natural beauty of mountains, with the river and lakes nearby, this is an opportunity to be part of and contribute to a growing
vibrant community.

This permanent, full-time position offers a broad range of work within a small team from policy to consent processing and vetting, while supporting the small passionate team. The potential for flexible work
arrangements will ensure you have the ability to enjoy a true work/life balance.

You will be a confident communicator, willing to build on successful relationships with community stakeholders’ groups. An ability to use initiative and be resolution/solution focused and manage workloads is vital to this role and will enable you to take ownership of projects, involving exposure to a variety of work.

You will have a professional and practical manner, previous RMA experience and a minimum of five years in practice within the planning field. The title of this role will be based on level of experience.

This is a great opportunity for a person ready to take the next career step, in a role which provides a wide range of experience in the planning industry; or for a planner ready to experience a true work/life balance on the beautiful West Coast.

A full position description is available here.

To apply for this position, see 'How to apply' above.

Applications for this role close on Wednesday 8 February 2023.

Permanent - Full-time

Our dedicated, motivated, and enthusiastic Planning Department is seeking a passionate Intermediate Planner to join our team.

Based in Hokitika on the South Island’s beautiful West Coast surrounded by the natural beauty of mountains, with the river and lakes nearby, this is an opportunity to be part of and contribute to a growing
vibrant community.

This permanent, full-time position offers a broad range of work within a small team from policy and consents through to compliance checks and monitoring, an ideal way to develop and grow within the
planning profession. The potential for flexible work arrangements will ensure you have the ability to enjoy a true work/life balance.

You will be a confident communicator, willing to build on successful relationships with community stakeholder groups. This position offers a broad exposure to a range of industry sectors. A readiness to continue to learn and understand the impact of the Resource Management Act while ensuring that compliance is achieved will be an asset in this position. You will have a professional and pragmatic manner with a minimum of three years’ experience within the planning field.

This is a great opportunity for a person ready to take the next career step, in a role which provides a wide range of experience in the planning industry; or for a planner ready to experience a true work/life balance on the beautiful West Coast.

A full position description is available here.

To apply for this position, see 'How to apply' above.

Applications for this role close on Wednesday 15 February 2023 at 5pm.