Policy Planner (Plans & Places)
Auckland Council
Auckland, NZ
10h ago

Work as a policy planner within Tāmaki Makaurau, one of the world’s most unique unitary planning authorities, to ensure that development provides the best possible outcomes for Auckland, its environment and its communities.

He angitūtanga : The opportunity

We have an opportunity for a Policy Planner to take their interest and experience in planning to the next level in this engaging and varied role.

By joining our team of experts in the Plans and Places department, you will :

  • evaluate and monitor the Auckland Unitary Plan
  • participate in the development of public plan changes
  • manage the assessment and reporting on private plan changes, variations, notices of requirement and appeals.
  • participate and support the development of spatial plans by partnering with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • This role will require a strong focus on continuous improvement and the ability to deal with complex planning issues.

    He kōrero mōu : About you

  • With a passion for policy, statutory and spatial planning you’ll bring with you;
  • a degree qualification or higher and at least 2 years’ experience in planning and resource management
  • a robust understanding of the Resource Management Act is essential
  • a statutory planning background and prior experience either preparing or reporting on plan changes or notices of requirement
  • understand the need for good financial and project management of the projects you might be involved in or lead.
  • be familiar with Council’s responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and have some knowledge of te ao Māori.
  • As this role might require you to travel around the region using Council vehicles, you’ll ideally hold a valid New Zealand driver’s license.

    Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou : What we offer

    You’ll be welcomed by a team of passionate planners with a thirst for tackling the complex planning issues our region faces as it grows.

  • There are endless opportunities to develop your career across the Council group; this position will;
  • Expose you to a range of planning issues and allow you to grow in the job with the potential for job progression, including technical and people leadership positions.
  • Have flexible working arrangements with the ability to work from home on some days or from one of our alternative office spaces across the region.
  • Join a team of dedicated and respected experts working collaboratively across the region to contribute to Auckland’s growth and development.
  • Auckland Council is committed to your professional development and offers a wide range of training courses, lunchtime learnings and collaboration networks.

    As a Council employee, you’ll gain access to a vast range of benefits and discounts, including discounted financial services and insurance, Auckland Art Gallery membership, entertainment and lifestyle discounts and more.

    We are committed to diversity, and have a culture built on trust and valuing individual as well as collective contributions.

    Applications will close on Thursday, 17th June 2021

    Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

    If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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