Policy Planner

Policy Planner

(Fixed-Term - Flexible)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Policy Planner to join our small friendly team.  At the Kaikōura District Council you can expect to be involved in a large variety of projects with opportunities to be involved in these at both a regional and national level. You will have the ability to make meaningful changes in the community in which you live.


Term is flexible to suit the right person. Let’s discuss to suit you!


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and reviewing policies and plans to support Council initiatives and statutory requirements
  • Writing reports to Council of new or reviewed policies or projects
  • Preparing submissions on external policy affecting the organisation
  • Undertaking special projects
  • Formally receiving and processing plan changes to the Kaikōura District Plan
  • Assisting in the review of the Kaikōura District Plan
  • Assisting the Planning Officer with complex consents from acceptance to decision
  • Preparing and delivering evidence to hearing panels and Environment Court to a high standard.


We are seeking a self-motivated person with a good working knowledge of the Resource Management Act plus a tertiary qualification in a planning or related discipline. You will also have excellent communication and organisation skills.


What we can offer you:

  • Ability to grow and develop skills
  • The advantages of being in a small team in a “post-earthquake” phase – variety of work and “hands on” responsibilities
  • Stunning natural environment to enjoy along with a range of outdoor pursuits
  • Friendly team and collaborative council environment.


A full job description is available on our website www.kaikoura.govt.nz.

Applications should be emailed to kdc@kaikoura.govt.nz or posted to PO Box 6, Kaikōura, 7340.

Applications close Friday 28th February 2020.


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