Planning and Regulatory Manager vacancy

Opotiki is on the edge of some very challenging and exciting developments including aquaculture, the harbour development, kiwifruit, national cycleway and tourism. To support this exciting journey we are looking for an experienced and innovative person with a proven track record in policy, planning and regulatory services within Local Government.   

There will be ample opportunity for you to develop in the role within a changing and dynamic environment. You will report to the Chief Executive Officer and be a valued member of the leadership team.    

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to take that next  important step in your career
  • A challenging and varied role within Local Government
  • Great lifestyle and recreational opportunities

This position is responsible for the management of planning and regulatory functions for the Council.  You will be heavily involved in supporting Council to carry out long term strategic planning. 

If you have the following attributes and are interested in joining the team in Opotiki then we would be very interested in receiving an application from you.

  • A proven track record in policy, planning and regulatory services in Local Government
  • Excellent management and communication skills
  • A strategic thinker
  • An innovative decision maker
  • Enjoy a challenge
  • Civil Defence experience would be an advantage.

About Opotiki 
Opotiki is based in the Eastern side of the sunny Bay of Plenty. Steeped in culture, it's a district of diversity, ranging from beautiful coastal vistas, stunning beaches, secluded valleys and crystal clear mountain streams. Approximately forty minutes from Whakatāne, and two hours from Tauranga, Rotorua and Gisborne. Opotiki sits in a wonderful natural environment, close to the sparkling Pacific Ocean coast and bush-clad mountain ranges. You can experience world-class fishing, diving, hiking, mountain biking and a wealth of other activities. The pretty Waioeka and Otara rivers pass right through town, and are frequently paddled by kayakers.

You can view a copy of the position description here: Planning and Regulatory Manager position description​ (PDF, 20KB)

If you have any questions please contact Muriel Chamberlain,​

Applications close Friday 26 May 2017 at 4pm.


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