Policy Planner (Intermediate or Senior level)

Reference: 4641758 

  • Intermediate or Senior level
  • Do you enjoy a variety of work?
  • Have the opportunity to talk to key decision makers directly
  • Be responsible to lead different pieces of work


Waimakariri District Council is seeking an experienced Policy Planner at an Intermediate or Senior level.

We need someone who shares our community based values to contribute to the development of our District Plan Review.

The role involves policy development work for the review, crafting and articulating district plan provisions along with reasoning, working with Councillors, stakeholders and the community.

To be successful you will have up to date knowledge relevant to District Plan development and preparing provisions under the Resource Management Act 1991. You will also have a relevant qualification and experience within local government or a consultancy environment.

You will have proven experience in policy development from start to finish, exceptional time management skills, project and workflow management, and the ability to meet deadlines. Your strong communication and relationship building skills will be crucial to your success, as will your adaptability to changing situations.

The Waimakariri District is a New Zealand top five growth area. At 60,000 people, the fourth largest District by population in the South Island, it provides an exceptional range of rural and urban lifestyles. Its vibrant communities benefit from their country atmosphere, while being close to New Zealand's second largest city and next to an international airport.

The District Council is based in Rangiora and provides a wide range of facilities and services, employing over 300 staff at service points in Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Oxford. Check out our website: www.waimakariri.govt.nz.

The Waimakariri District offers a wide range of recreational and lifestyle opportunities and is a very desirable location, being less than 30 minutes' drive from Christchurch. Whatever your choice of living environment, it is readily available and affordable in the Waimakariri.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please contact Trevor Ellis, Development Planning Manager on 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV).

The Council is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications Close: 28 Apr 2019


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