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Company Whanganui District Council
Location Wanganui, Manawatu / Wanganui
Listed Tue 12 Mar, 4:37 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference 4609622
Full Time, 40 hours per week

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Policy Planner to join our Environmental Policy team, playing a key role in shaping the future of Whanganui.

You will require advanced technical skills, a solid understanding of the Resource Management Act and be able to contribute to the organisation at the operational, strategic and political levels.

You will get to work on a variety of urban and rural issues as a member of the Environmental Policy team, currently undertaking a review of our District Plan.

We're focused on progress and leading the way of our district, so it makes sense to extend that toward the ambitions and career goals of the people we employ. Our salary packages are competitive, with premium packages on offer for the right applicant. Combine this with living in one of New Zealand's most affordable cities you'll secure an unrivalled lifestyle.

About you:

  • Minimum five years relevant planning experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to relate to a wide range of people

Alongside a flexible and can do attitude, you will need:

  • A degree in Planning or Resource Management
  • Membership of the New Zealand Planning Institute
  • Understanding of the District Plan process and up-to-date knowledge of Resource Management Act legislation
  • Understanding of Local Government
  • Environmental and political awareness

If you want to work in a collaborative, positive and encouraging environment and be part of making great things happen, we would love to hear from you. In return, you will be welcomed into a culture and team atmosphere that supports success, growth and the development of each member, within a team and a Council that strives to make a real difference.

Our Whanganui District is known for its built history, natural environment and having the first river in New Zealand to be identified as a legal entity. Whanganui is a vibrant and growing District, with a mix of urban and rural issues, which will offer variety in your everyday work. Whanganui is small enough to be intimate, yet sizeable and progressive to give you a wide variety of services. One of the most satisfying things about working with us is being in touch with the wider community and having an influence on the area you live in.

Enquiries about this vacancy can be made to Hamish Lampp, Principal Planner on 06 349 3022 or (Please do not send applications to this person).

Applications close: Sunday 14 April 2019

Interviewing: 29 April - 2 May 2019

The Whanganui District Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.