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In Opotiki you truly can have a great work / life balance and enjoy our 'Coast by Nature'.

At Opotiki District Council operations are on a scale where a supportive and competent team environment allows creativity and innovation. Professional development and achievement is important and positions are often multidisciplinary or comprise both strategic and operational activity.​


Customer Services Officer

We are farewelling one of our friendly and helpful Customer Service Officers, which will leave a vacancy in our front of house team.

What's on offer?

Working Monday to Friday in a small team you will deal with a variety of customers, process payments and take enquiries in person and over the phone – this role offers diversity where no two days are the same!

Your time to shine

This is your chance to provide first class customer service whilst bringing the following skills and attributes:

  • Competence in using/learning new systems and software
  • Friendly and professional manner
  • Experience with processing financial transactions
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow procedures
  • Ability to think on your feet while staying within your parameters

If this role appeals to you and you feel you are able to meet the above requirements, we encourage you to apply online through the link below.

View a copy of the Customer Services Officer position description​​​ (PDF, 82KB)

Apply online here: Customer Services Officer​​​​​​

Applications close Thursday 31 January 2019 at 4pm

Events and i-SITE Officer - two vacancies

Are you passionate about tourism and meeting people? Would you like to be a part of community events?

Ōpōtiki District Council currently has two vacancies for Events and i-SITE Officers.

The i-SITE operates 7 days per week so flexibility is required.  We have two opportunities available; one is to work approximately 22 hours per week, Wednesday to Saturday, and the other to work approximately 19 hours per week, Sunday to Wednesday. These positions report to the i-SITE Manager with a focus on:

  • Providing information to visitors
  • Delivering excellent customer service
  • Assisting with events
  • Promoting Ōpōtiki as a destination.

If you are an excellent communicator with a strong customer focus, understanding/awareness of NZ culture and all that the Ōpōtiki District has to offer, then we would like to hear from you. You might be a recent school leaver with an interest in events and tourism.

View a copy of the Events and i-SITE Officer position description​​ (PDF, 87KB)

Apply online here: Events and i-SITE Officer​​​​​​

Applications close Friday 18 January 4pm.

Eastern Bay of Plenty Project and Programme Manager - Fixed Term 24 months

Now is a very exciting time for the Eastern Bay of Plenty. We are looking for someone who thrives on building and maintaining relationships and has extensive experience in delivering successful projects!

What's on Offer?

This role offers the opportunity to contribute at a regional level. This is a fixed term position that builds on a number of projects identified in the Eastern Bay of Plenty Regional Growth Leadership Report.

Your time to shine

You will be a motivated and driven individual with a track record of leading regional growth projects and achieving results. Ideally, you will have the following specifications:

  • Excellent communicator and experience working in partnership with a range of stakeholders, ranging from local iwi/Māori, and business owners to staff and elected members of Council
  • The ability to build and maintain relationships while able to navigate through competing interests and divergent agendas
  • Strong project management experience
  • IT Skills and experience
  • Able to keep calm under pressure.

This is a critical role to progress projects and economic growth within the Eastern Bay of Plenty Region.  The role will be based in the Eastern Bay of Plenty with the need to travel to liaise with project leads, owners, stakeholders and to identify new Provisional Growth opportunities and to help shape them. As such we are open to expressions of interest in either an employment or consultant capacity.

View a copy of the Eastern Bay of Plenty Project and Programme Manager position description​​ (PDF, 113KB)

Apply online here: Eastern Bay of Plenty Project and Programme Manager - Fixed Term 24 Months​​​​

Applications close 4pm Friday 18 January 2019​

Policy Planner

Ōpōtiki is a small district that is in a period of growth.  We can offer you a great lifestyle, within a small team who get to work and play in one of the most beautiful coastal areas of New Zealand.

We are looking for an experienced planner who is looking for variety and autonomy in a small and dynamic organisation.

You will have:

  • A planning qualification, or other relevant qualification preferably with proven experience in a similar role
  • A current driver licence as there is some field work required.

​You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to accurately interpret and apply legislation and policy
  • Able to complete a variety of work and excellent time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing.

Working part-time will also be considered for the right person who is also looking for a more flexible work life balance. 

View a copy of the Policy Planner position description​ (PDF, 194KB)

Apply online here: Policy Planner​​

Applications close 4pm Thursday 31 January 2019​.

​​​​​​Equal Employment Opportunities

Opotiki District Council is a member of the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust Employers Group.

​Members endeavour to recruit, reward and develop employees on the basis of merit, recognising that effectively managing New Zealand's diverse population can lead to increased creativity, engagement and productivity.​​

Page reviewed: 16 Jan 2019 4:40pm