Group Manager Environmental Services - Southland District Council

Reference Number: 630684aa

Location: Invercargill

  • Invercargill Based Executive Role
  • Leadership of Environmental and Regulatory Services

 The Southland District Council (SDC) is a territorial authority responsible for the largest land area of 30,401 km², in arguably the most unique and beautiful part of the country, including Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, Te Anau and Stewart Island. SDC is renowned for sector leadership at both political and management level, with a particular focus on preparing and planning for the significant environmental issues that may impact the region in the future. 

Reporting to the Chief Executive and leading approximately 30 staff, the Group Manager Environmental Services will lead the environmental services teams with an emphasis on building collaboration and developing capability.  A strong focus is the leadership of environmental policy and land use planning, along with automation of regulatory processes and the implementation of new systems. As a member of the senior leadership team, you will be expected to contribute towards the executive direction and strategic leadership of this Council. 

Candidates of interest will have relevant local government experience leading regulatory functions, a good understanding of regulatory legislation and be proven leaders operating at senior level.  We seek an environmental champion with significant experience leading the development of policy for environmental issues and the practical application of this for the region.  

SDC are committed to provide their staff with every opportunity for training and development to ensure you are at the top of your profession, as well as encouraging a balance between work and play that allows you to enjoy life. With Central Otago, Fiordland and the Catlins on the doorstep, you are uniquely situated to enable easy exploration of the region's world-famous ski fields, lakes and wineries. 

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

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For more information please phone Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367.

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