Vacancies

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 Kaikōura 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.

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

 

Current Vacancies:

 

Applications can be emailed to kdc@kaikoura.govt.nz or posted to P.O. Box 6, Kaikōura, 7340.


Board Directors: Innovative Waste Kaikōura (IWK)

Needed: IWK needs people with the skills, knowledge and experience to assist the organisation to meet its objectives as agreed with Council on an annual basis. IWK is a Council Controlled Organisation that is in the business of waste minimisation and maintaining and managing public amenities.  The company’s main services are:

  • 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 predominantly for local authorities.
  • Maintaining public toilets and amenities in Kaikōura.
  • Parks and Reserves.
  • Consideration may be given to provide services for other private and public activities.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Meet regularly to monitor and manage IWK’s governance and performance
  • Ensure that appropriate reporting systems are in place and maintained to provide adequate and timely information to the Board
  • Approve the annual business plan, budget and capital expenditure, in accordance with IWK policy
  • Ensure 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
  • Ensure 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
  • Encourage fresh perspectives and views on the Board by involving new directors and ensuring that their views are given proper consideration and weight
  • Present to Council balanced and understandable assessments/reports, as required, on the performance and position of IWK.

 

Download the Context and Responsibilities document

Find out more about IWK through their website

 

Applications close: When all positions are filled. (Applications should include a CV and cover letter.)

Email us to apply or find out more


Economic Development Officer

(Permanent full time) 

The role: Our vision is to make  Kaikōura a great place to live, with a strong, well–connected community that is ecologically exemplary and economically prosperous.

Reporting to the Finance and Commercial Manager you will develop, implement and deliver a long-term economic development strategy, system and action plan for the  Kaikōura District Council, including an economic profile of the  Kaikōura District.

This is a new, permanent and full-time role which will develop in the light of experience. You will be required to undertake any and all duties, at a level appropriate for the position, as reasonably required.

Essential skills: 

  • Commercial acumen combined with the talent to build and maintain flourishing relationships and develop and fulfil practical strategies for success with stakeholders
  • Personal competencies encompassing active listening, adaptability, resilience and tenacity combined with strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence 
  • The humility to be a good team player and the confidence and intellect to be an accomplished communicator and presenter
  • Project management experience along with knowledge of Local Government processes
  • Basic financial analysis ability
  • The legal right to work in New Zealand combined with a clean driving license and flexibility on work hours.

It is highly desirable that you have a tertiary undergraduate degree with business and/or commercial experience as well as five years’ experience in economic or business development.

 

If you think you are the right person and truly relish a challenge we’d love to hear from you.

Download a full description of the job here.

 

Applications close: Monday 13 August 2018

Email us to apply or to find out more.


Works and Services Manager

(Permanent full time) 

The role: Make a real difference to the delivery of our community’s infrastructure and facilities.

Ultimately reporting to our CEO, and initially through our current Works and Services Manager, you will lead our Works and Services Team in the delivery of infrastructure services and community facilities.

This encompasses management, maintenance, service provision and development of Council’s three waters, roading, solid waste and community facilities assets and networks.

You will provide strategic advice and planning for Council owned and managed infrastructure and facilities as well as ensuring that assets repaired and rebuilt through the rebuild process are appropriate for the future needs of our District.

In addition, you will provide support and advice across Council and be a pro-active member of our Leadership Team.

Essential skills: 

You must have:

  • A tertiary qualification in Engineering
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in leading small, multi-disciplinary teams
  • A minimum of five years’ experience with primary responsibility for the planning and delivery of services to communities
  • A proven track record of delivering and maintaining asset management systems and processes and planning for infrastructure and facilities
  • High level written, verbal and presentational communication skills at a senior management level
  • Proven financial acumen and experience with a multi-million-dollar budget.

It is desirable that you have experience of working collaboratively with third party delivery and funding organisations and agencies; contract development, procurement and management experience and advanced knowledge of MS Office.

 

If you think you are the right person and truly relish a challenge we’d love to hear from you.

Download a full description of the job here.

 

Applications close: 5pm Monday 10 September 2018

Email us to apply or to find out more.


Roading Engineer

(Permanent full time) 

The role: Make a real difference to the delivery of our community’s infrastructure and facilities.

Reporting to the Works and Services Manager you will ensure the delivery of transport services to our community.

Areas covered include management, maintenance and development of our roading, parking, cycling and footpath assets and networks to provide affordable and appropriate services to the community together with advice and planning for Council owned and managed transport facilities.

You will ensure transport assets repaired and rebuilt through the rebuild process are appropriate for the future needs of the District and provide support and advice to other Council teams requiring input about Council transport assets.

Essential skills: 

You must have:

  • At least three years’ experience with primary responsibility for planning and delivery of transport services to communities
  • A demonstrable record of delivering and maintaining asset management systems and processes -  particularly the RAMM system
  • A proven track-record of planning for future needs of infrastructure and facilities
  • Good written and verbal communication skills including the ability to prepare accurate and comprehensive reports, strategies, plans, programmes and contract documents
  • Proven financial experience with management of allocated budgets.

Ideally, you will have a tertiary qualification in engineering combined with experience of working collaboratively with third party delivery and funding organisations and agencies. Exposure to contract development, procurement and management along with advanced knowledge of MS Office are all desirable.

 

If you think you are the right person and truly relish a challenge we’d love to hear from you.

Download a full description of the job here.

 

Applications close: 5pm Monday 10 September 2018

Email us to apply or to find out more.


16 August 2018