Job Vacancy

Senior Policy Planner/Policy Planner

Policy & Planning
Senior Policy Planner/Policy Planner
Closing Date
26 April 2019 05:00 PM

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new Senior Policy Planner or Policy Planner (depending on the experience of the applicant) to join our highly productive Policy and Planning team. Contributing to development of Council's strategic direction, this role supports strategy, planning and policy functions, providing advice across the whole spectrum of Council business.

You will be a specialist concerning local government processes including consultation, special consultative procedures, decision-making requirements and development of strategies and policies, being well versed in the Local Government Act and other relevant legislation. Understanding of the Resource Management Act and other legislation applicable to local government is an advantage in this role.

You'll undertake quality research, analysis and reporting; and engage with the elected representatives and community often through the development of Council's corporate planning (community plans, long term plans and annual plans). You will also lead the development of Council strategies, bylaws and policies.

Using your excellent interpersonal and relationship development skills, you'll provide advice to the entire organisation, Council and Community Boards. We have a busy work programme for the coming years and are looking for an enthusiastic new team member to work across a range of policy and planning matters.

With a relevant tertiary qualification you'll have recent strategic planning experience in a similar position in a local authority or government agency.  You'll join a dynamic Policy and Planning team responsible for all Local Government Act and Resource Management Act planning at TCDC, and be well supported and heard by the leaders in our organisation. 

As part of the application process, please download and complete the Competency Self-Assessment Form and Application Form, and email these along with your CV to:

Applications close Friday 26th April 2019 at 5.00pm


Human Resources
07 868 0200