Vacancies

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.

Find out more about the team

Current Vacancies


 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & EVENTS

Permanent Full-Time (Replacement)

 

This role is important in the Council’s contribution to Kaikōura’s future and community.  The previous person “made this role their own” delivering great outcomes for the community – can you do this?  

We are looking for a self-motivated and multi-talented person to join our busy customer services/front of house team. Based at reception, customer service is the core of this role – but it also is responsible for creating, promoting and delivering a wide range of community events. But that’s not all, it also involves co-ordination and assistance with community groups. This varied mix is based on an overall split of 60% Customer Services; 20% Community Events; 20% Community Development. But every day is different - this requires multitasking and a “can do” attitude. The successful candidate will be friendly, approachable, hardworking, resilient, practical, level-headed and calm, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

In addition to be successful in this role you will need:

  • Excellent communication skills – as you are a first point of contact for our community
  • providing effective and friendly reception service
  • Proven event management experience
  • A history of involvement with community groups and proven networking skills
  • A good understanding of MS office software
  • A passion for Kaikōura
  • To be a team player
  • To make things happen!

 

A full job description and further details are available HERE

If you wish to discuss the role please contact the Community Services Manager on 03 319 5026.

Applications should be emailed to HR@kaikoura.govt.nz or posted to PO Box 6, Kaikōura. 7340.

Closing date for applications: 5 June 2022


 

TECHNICAL SERVICES MANAGER

A diverse and challenging role in a place of outstanding natural beauty

Permanent Full-Time

 

Whilst leading our roading activities is the core of the role, because of KDC’s small size this position offers an unrivalled level of work variety. Roading, 3 waters, solid waste, facilities, parks and reserves and beyond - there is virtually nothing in Council’s infrastructure realm that you cannot potentially apply your talents to. There are no silos and we have to play to our strengths – if you are the best person to do something, you do it. The final job description for this role will to some degree be shaped around the capabilities of the preferred candidate.

You will work closely with our excellent Works Manager, your technical and administrative yin complementing his intensely practical yang. 

An ideal candidate would have experience in the strategic management of a road network and will be thoroughly familiar with associated processes including asset management and liaison with Waka Kotahi as the funding agency.

We are however open to considering other candidates who have demonstrably strong more general technical aptitude and a willingness to learn and grow.

Kaikōura is a place of outstanding natural beauty where the mountains meet the sea and offers some wonderful living and recreational opportunities with relatively affordable property and no long commutes.

All applicants must hold a full driver’s license and have the legal right to work in NZ.

 

A full job description is available is available here

Applications should be emailed to HR@kaikoura.govt.nz

Applications close on Sunday 12 June 2022


 

BUILDING CONTROL OFFICERS

Permanent – Full Time

Salary up to $105,000 dependent on qualifications and experience

 

KDC has multiple opportunities for Building Control Officers at junior, intermediate or senior levels.

Our small friendly team requires BCOs who either hold current R1 to C2 consent inspection and processing competencies or have the relevant experience and qualifications that will enable them to quickly achieve such competencies.

For an experienced BCO this could be the chance for the lifestyle change that you have been looking for; Kaikōura is a place of outstanding natural beauty where the mountains meet the sea and offers some wonderful living and recreational opportunities with relatively affordable property and no long commutes.

We would also be interested in receiving applications from experienced builders that might be interested in a change of career direction, who believed that they could work effectively within a very highly structured regulatory framework and and were willing to embark upon a progressive course of study towards relevant qualifications if these were not already held.

All applicants must hold a full driver’s license and have the legal right to work in NZ.

 

Full Job Description click here

Applications should be emailed to HR@kaikoura.govt.nz

Applications will be assessed as received