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Intermediate Consents Planners and above

Calling all Intermediate Consent Planners and above! Bring your expertise to New Zealand! Enjoy exploring our beautiful country with ski fields just a few hours' drive away, beaches only minutes from work, no peak hour traffic, and great people. Visit Gisborne NZ | Tairāwhiti Gisborne New Zealand (tairawhitigisborne.co.nz)

To assist the sustainable management of natural and physical resources by supporting the Team Leader to provide a responsive and efficient service processing resource consents for Council. This includes providing a high standard of customer service to customers – both internally and externally, to assist with compliance with plan rules and relevant legislation.

We are seeking Intermediate Consents Planners and above, based in Gisborne, New Zealand.

You’ll recognise the importance of the role as a Treaty partner and understand how that underpins Gisborne District Council’s work.

Duties include
• Evaluate applications... provide information, and process relevant applications under the applicable Plan and NES, adhering to legislative timelines.
• Provide sound expert and robust professional advice on resource management matters, including land development and management of the region’s resources to staff and the public.
• Contribute to the development and implementation of the Resource Consent sections work programmes.
• Ensure work is within budget constraints and, where appropriate, prepare and present reports to Council, Council Committees, Independent Hearings Commissioners and/or Environment Court.

Skills and experience required
• Prior experience in resource consent processing.
• Sound knowledge of resource management legislation.
• Experience with mapping software and the interpretation of digital planning overlay.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly report writing.
• Excellent time management and familiarity with working in a regulatory environment.
• Process oriented.
• Knowledge of the interaction between the Building Act, LGOIMA and the RMA.

Desired skills and experience
• Experience being the reporting officer in resource consent hearings.
• Experience in District and Regional resource consent processing (bundled consents).
• Experience mentoring junior staff.
• Experience in Environment Court.

• Flexible on start and finish times
• Hybrid working (home and work)
• Relocation assistance
• Allocated training budget for career development and to support professional affiliation membership (where relevant to the role)
• Field and office-based position with flexibility to determine daily activities
• Work with a great team and enjoy regular, lively social events!
• Access to reduced health insurance premiums for you and your family through Southern Cross
• Walking distance to the CBD
• Modern office space
• Free eye exams
• Access to free independent counselling and support services for you and your family
• Annual flu vaccinations and health checks
• 1 of 6 Unitary Authorities in NZ

About the company

Here at Gisborne District Council, we pull our values from the community we serve. It makes sense then that we are enthusiastic about culture in our workplace. Family and inclusivity are deep seated in our ethos. With Treaty partnership front of mind, we’re serious about building a workforce that enhances our commitment to deliver.

We work hard together to make our people proud, and our whanau are why we are so passionate about what we do for the community.

How to apply

Click APPLY or call Esta Kowhai on 06 8672049 for a confidential discussion.

Please note we will review and process applications as they come through; we encourage your early application
Gisborne New Zealand


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