Join the small Council working to help Kaikōura move forward as a great place to live.
Kaikōura District Council is considered the smallest Council on mainland New Zealand. While our population base of just 3,621 permanent residents makes us the ‘smallest', many of our achievements have left the ‘big' Council's following in our footsteps.
Between 2018 and 2021 we're tackling some big work programmes that take on some of our District’s biggest issues and meet our community needs and legal responsibilities.
Council is here to help create a district that can move forward as a great place to live, with a strong, well-connected community that is ecologically exemplary and economically prosperous.
We offer you a place to work in a spectacular district nestled between the mountains and the sea, without any of the hassles of a big city. Suited to people who enjoy the outdoors and marine activities, Kaikōura has fabulous scenery, boutique shopping, fishing, diving, cycling, walking and beaches.
(Fixed –Term, Part -Time)
You will be responsible for providing information and advice to visitors and the wider community through informal visits and monitoring of freedom campers throughout Kaikōura District. With the possible adoption of a Freedom Camping Bylaw you will assist Council to enforce that Bylaw.
You will educate freedom campers in 'responsible camping' initiatives, provide assistance, answer public queries and collect relevant statistical data.
You will show our visitors and residents why Kaikōura is such a great place to visit and live in.
This role requires you to work autonomously and maintain a professional standard at all times. The ideal applicants must be well presented, confident and approachable. Excellent communication skills are a key attribute. Knowledge of the Kaikōura District is also essential.
An awareness of the cultural importance of Kaikōura together with a passion for our beautiful coastline are just some of the attributes you will bring to this special role in our community.
This is a fixed- term, part- time role for a temporary period over the peak holiday (summer) season.
What you'll need:
- A current full and clean NZ car driver's license
- Must be prepared to work in all weathers
- Previous successful customer service experience
- Effective communication - both written and oral
- Investigative abilities
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Currently eligible to work in New Zealand.
Successful applicants must successfully undergo a satisfactory Ministry of Justice criminal check and possess a satisfactory police record in line with Council's employment requirements.
The anticipated (but flexible) work pattern is 32 hours to be worked over 7 days per week, Monday to Sunday (inclusive). There are 4 hour split shifts – 6am to 10am and 7pm to 11pm daily. The fixed term contract is for a maximum of an 18 week period over summer 2019/2020. Additional training time is also anticipated.
Applications should be emailed to email@example.com or posted to PO Box 6, Kaikōura, 7340.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and processed on a merit basis.
Founded in the late 1990’s Innovative Waste Kaikoura is a small, dynamic organisation that plays a critical role in Kaikoura’s community, service infrastructure and natural environment. Committed to a future where waste is sustainably managed and innovatively diverted from landfill, the team need new guiding hands to shape the strategy, operations and management of this unique facility.
Innovative Waste Kaikoura is a Council Controlled Organisation that provides waste management and minimisation and three waters services for Kaikōura District Council. The Kaikōura Enhancement Trust are seeking people with a passion for waste management and minimisation to govern;
- waste minimisation and management through provision of recycling services, resource recovery and landfill management
- Environmental rehabilitation preservation and development through the Trees for Travellers program
- Maintaining water and waste water infrastructure
- Maintaining public toilet, amenities and some Parks and Reserves in Kaikoura
The ideal applicant(s) will have:
- A sound understanding of governance, based on previous experience as a director
- Good general business and planning skills
- Strategic thinking and conceptual ability
- Numeracy and logical thinking ability
- Objectivity and independence of mind
- The desire to work as part of a team and relate well to fellow directors and senior management
The board of directors is responsible for duties including:
- Meeting regularly to monitor and manage IWK’s governance and performance
- Ensuring that appropriate reporting systems are in place and maintained to provide adequate and timely information to the Board
- Approving the annual business plan, budget and capital expenditure, in accordance with IWK policy
- Ensuring that the Board has a formal schedule of matters and authorities referred to it for decision to ensure that the direction and management of IWK is in the hands of the Board
- Ensuring that a clearly accepted division of responsibilities (governance versus operational) exists between the Board and the General Manager to provide a balance of power and authority so that no one individual has unfettered powers of decision
- Encouraging fresh perspectives and views on the Board by involving new directors and ensuring that their views are given proper consideration and weight
- Presenting to Council balanced and understandable assessments/reports, as required, on the performance and position of IWK.
Remuneration, insurance and meetings:
IWK directors are unpaid. The Council supports the payments by IWK of directors’ liability insurance and the indemnification of directors.
Each year there is a minimum of six scheduled meetings of the Board. The Board also meets as required between the scheduled meetings.
Applicants who have a majority of the skills required, or a selection of the skills and experience in combination with other relevant experience will be considered.
To apply, please email your governance CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to PO Box 6, Kaikoura 7340
Applications close: When all positions are filled. (Applications should include a CV and cover letter.)