Senior Reserves Planner
2020 was a big year for us at Te Kaunihera aa Takiwaa o Waikato (Waikato District Council), where although COVID created big challenges, it also created some opportunities for change that we have embraced.
We've welcomed a flexible workforce and reworked our office spaces to maximize this. We're opening up career pathways, showing our people how much we value them, and we give everyone their birthdays off!
To make our changes successful we need great people. Are you one of them?
Who are we looking for?
We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Open Spaces team as a Senior Reserves Planner! We are seeking a positive, innovative, and energetic individual that's ready to take the next step in this awesome role.
In this role, you will drive the strategic direction of parks and facilities by working collaboratively with various departments, local communities, developers, stakeholders, and iwi groups.
Setting the direction for parks and facilities will be achieved by managing the strategic documents such as Reserve Management Plans, Open Spaces, and Facility Strategies, Bylaws, and Policies.
You will also need to work directly with developers to ensure that our growth is managed in a way that provides recreational green spaces for our new communities.
An ideal candidate would have excellent report writing skills, think strategically, and be well organized.
We're looking for someone that's passionate about the outdoors, is an experienced problem solver and who is motivated, willing to learn, and who thinks on their feet.
Experience in corporate or consent planning, sports, and recreation, or similar would be advantageous but not essential.
We're looking for someone with excellent customer relationships and communication skills, pay attention to detail and manage your time effectively.
Ability to interpret and understand policies, plans, and legislation will be important.
We need people that are eager to develop, who want to share their knowledge of the RMA, Reserves Act and consent process, make quality decisions, and identify opportunities for improvement.
Why join our team?
Te Kaunihera aa Takiwaa o Waikato (Waikato District Council) is not a 'typical local government' employer, we are on a journey to become exceptional, and we'd love for you to be part of that!
We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. We welcome applicants who are keen on rolling up their sleeves and helping to bring this to life.
We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origins, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, or disability status.
Our applicants do need to have existing rights to work in Aotearoa / New Zealand.
We have a strong safety culture and as part of this our preferred candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening which includes drug and alcohol testing.
Applications Close on Friday, 18th June 2021 at 11 : 55pm