Ever dreamed of living by mountains and sea? Join the small council with the massive challenge!

Our District has been significantly impacted by the recent earthquakes. Right now we've got unique opportunities to live in and re-build a tourist hot-spot, to get stuck-in, to help, to be challenged and grow. 

The Kaikoura District Council is considered the smallest Council on mainland NZ (the Chatham Islands Council is the only NZ Council smaller than us). But while our population base (3,621 permanent residents) makes us the ‘smallest', we pride ourselves on our achievements, many of which have left the ‘big' Council's following in our footsteps. We may be small but we're committed to achieving the best outcomes for our residents and visitors. Our Council is a leader in sustainability. 

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. We are committed to helping staff achieve work/life balance. Suited to people who enjoy the outdoors and marine activities, staff at Council are a social bunch who lead active (but very relaxed!) lifestyles.

Kaikoura has fabulous scenery. Boutique shopping, fishing, diving, cycling, walking, beaches, it is all here to enjoy. 

Current Vacancies

Communications Coordinator

Applications Close: 5 January 2018 

Applications should include a CV and cover letter. Email us to apply or find out more.

Download a job description 

This role provides support to the Communications Officer by assisting with the operational delivery of the communications programme, focusing on earthquake recovery and community engagement.

We are looking for someone special to fill a fixed term (one year) position providing coordination and administration support for Kaikoura District Council Communications. This is a new role that will help implement communications for the Council with a focus on earthquake recovery.  

We need someone who can multi-task and finds it easy to keep several different jobs on the go at once. Someone who can connect easily and quickly with the full range of Kaikoura residents and ‘walk in their shoes’, helping ensure Council is providing the right kinds of information, in the right ways, to the right people.

This includes: writing stories and news, designing collateral and pulling together information from Council, partner agencies and community sources and delivering it to people's doorsteps via a number of channels (community meetings and supporting materials, physical noticeboards, hardcopy newsletters, website, social media). You’ll be writing content, looking after our social media and website, planning workshops and events, taking photos, making videos and a multitude of other tasks.

You need to be comfortable in a fast-paced and changing role where one day is never the same as the next and curve balls are the norm. You need to be able to think on your feet and adapt instantly when things change.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a proactive self-starter to make the role their own, work across a wide range of disciplines and positively contribute towards Kaikoura’s recovery.