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Development Planning Manager

Rangiora, New Zealand

Reference: 5775641

  • Do you have extensive planning/policy experience and a passion to share your knowledge with others?
  • Are you proactive with a strategic focus?
  • Do you love building partnerships with people and communities?

The Waimakariri District Council serves a community of over 60,000 that is currently experiencing rapid growth. This brings with it abundant challenges across a diverse range of areas. Working for the Waimakariri District Council is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference to the community. We promise to be professional, approachable and solutions-focused: Waimakariri people are at the heart of everything we do.

The Waimakariri District Council is seeking a Development Planning Manager to lead a team of professionals who strive to deliver innovative thinking when developing strategies and plans to inform a contemporary and enabling District Plan.

To succeed in this role, you will be a leader of people and a collaborative team player with drive and passion both for the role and the team that you will be representing. You will take pride in our organisation and the district and look for opportunities to show that in all that you do. You will have demonstrated your skills in providing thought leadership and high-quality advice on district development strategies, integrated development of policies, strategies and plans to achieve resource management objectives and great community outcomes.

We are looking for someone who is authentic, believes in continuous improvement and welcomes new learning and experiences by sharing, contributing and cooperating with their Team and wider colleagues. You will be a community-focused person who has outstanding interpersonal skills to relate to, and work effectively with, a diverse range of people.

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 call Tracy Tierney on 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV). A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with someone who demonstrates the right attitude as well as relevant and proven experience.

The Council is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications close 28 January 2022.

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Applications Close: 28 Jan 2022