Like to make things happen?  Don't like being a small cog in a big wheel?  Are you just an all-round awesome person?  Perfect, you'll fit right in!

Kaikōura District Council covers a diverse district where great things happen.  Unlike larger councils, we don't have a huge team.  So when you work for us you won't be placed in a specialist niche where every day is more or less the same. 

Our District is evolving and growing.  With varied development projects and challenges, we require a more flexible approach to working.  We build teams that make the most of our employee's talents and play to our collective strengths to get the job done.  And we try to have fun on the way.

We also offer a place to work in a spectacular location nestled between the mountains and the sea.  Leave behind the hassles of a big city and enjoy the outdoors on your doorstep with fabulous scenery, fishing, diving, cycling, walking and beaches.

Find out more about the team

Current Vacancies



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

Applications will be assessed as received



Permanent – Full Time                                                                    

Working closely with another experienced officer, this role undertakes a range of administrative functions in support of Council’s busy building control team. 

These functions must be conducted efficiently and in accordance with relevant regulations and processes, and this role would therefore suit a person who has strong attention to detail and is comfortable and effective understanding and working with computerised systems in a structured environment.

Engagement with customers and other parties is also an important element of this role and a positive, friendly manner is therefore also needed.


A full job description is available here

Applications should be emailed to

Applications close on 4 July 2022.