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Team Leader - Planning

Permanent Full-time


Reference: 4909055

It's an exciting time to work and live in Invercargill!

You can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and the endless recreational activities we have to offer with Central Otago, Fiordland and the Catlins on our doorstep. As New Zealand's southernmost city we proudly encourage a good work-life balance and with direct flights to Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington the rest of the world is also within easy reach.

There is a high level of confidence and beneath the wide blue skies, our prosperous southern city is undergoing the biggest resurgence in its 166-year history. Invercargill's reputation for being family-friendly is well deserved, with affordable housing, great schools, and amazing facilities.

We are looking for a Team Leader who has a passion for providing a professional, customer centric resource management service. You will be responsible for ensuring that the District Plan responds to the issues facing Invercargill, providing a customer focused service as well as the processing of applications, promoting non-regulatory methods and the monitoring of the environment and enforcement activities, when required.

You will come to the role with a range of resource management experience and a proven ability to relate to team members, developers, elected representatives and the community. Your enthusiasm in leading and supporting your team will create a culture that strives for excellence.

The successful candidate will ideally have the following:

  • Tertiary qualification and relevant experience in a Resource Management or related field
  • Full membership of the New Zealand Planning Institute
  • Sound knowledge of the business of Local Government, including knowledge of the Local Government Act 2002
  • Demonstrated experience in team leadership including mentoring, trainings and motivating team staff
  • Experience as a professional witness in the Environment Court
  • Experience in briefing lawyers and/or consultants
  • Experience dealing with potentially complex legislative and public relations issues

If you are looking for an opportunity where you will not only contribute to the improvement of our region but also make a real-life difference to the community, then apply today.

At Invercargill City Council we pride ourselves on our values - positivity, respect, responsibility and above and beyond. Finding the right fit for our team is really important to us and we work hard to provide an environment reflective of these values.

For more information please see the full job description or contact the Invercargill City Council on 03 211 1777.

Please note, all applicants will need to have the right to live and work in New Zealand. While all applications will be reviewed, only those who meet our criteria will be contacted.

Applications Close: 18 Nov 2019