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 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

Policy Planner 

Needed: an experienced Planner to provide advice, progress legislative requirements and projects and assist Councillors to set direction for the District by providing planning advice.

Applications Close: March 2018 

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

Download a job description 

Key responsibilities will include: