Principal Planner Resource Consents - Gisborne District Council

Reference Number: 240787

Location: Gisborne

“It’s time for your promotion”

The Principal Planner Resource Consents is a professional leadership role with a high level of expertise in resource management planning, Environment Court, and suits a person who:

  • is experienced in complex and sometimes contentious environments
  • Environment Court and notified hearings experience
  • a team player
  • a competent communicator who can tailor their style and message to different groups
  • has the personal resilience needed to be successful in this field.

What do we mean by, “It’s time for your promotion?” We know that most organisations are too slow to recognise that you have reached the next level of professional development – whether you are Graduate moving to Intermediate Planner, or Intermediate moving into Senior or Principal Planner.

Gisborne District Council (GDC) is wanting to recognise professional planners who are ready for the step up to the next level and can provide both the professional development, mentoring and experience in the complexity of a Unitary Authority (both regional and district consenting together) to do so.

Matching the exceptional professional development opportunity is a warm staff environment which is genuinely values-led, a closeness of community and the everyday outdoors experience of the beach and bush to explore and grow a thriving family in. All this with low cost of living and just a quick and inexpensive direct flight to Auckland. Enjoy the best of both worlds in this area tagged by Government as a ‘surge region’ for its growth potential in the next decade.

GDC is genuine about attracting professionals who believe in its values of Piritahi Tairawhiti.  The council works in a ‘risk-based approach’ to planning and backs planning advice. You will be well suited to these roles if you have a strong values alignment, and are pragmatic and solutions-focused in work style. 

To apply in strict confidence now, click ‘Apply for this job’ or email your cover letter and CV to quoting the relevant reference number.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

 Click here to view Candidate Briefing and Position Description.

For more information please phone David Hammond on +64 27 444 6368 or Raewyn Brown on +64 21 917 213.

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