Strategic Planner
Blenheim, New Zealand
3d ago

About us

Marlborough is unique for many reasons. The region offers an array of outdoor pursuits in a distinctive and picturesque landscape.

With one-fifth of the New Zealand coastline in the Marlborough Sounds, the land and sea offer unlimited accessibility for sports and leisure.

Marlborough District Council is a dynamic, progressive organisation which prides itself on the professionalism it brings to managing a wide range of functions.

Our vision is that over the next decade, Marlborough will become a globally-connected district of progressive, high-value enterprise, known for its quality lifestyle, desirable location and natural environment.

The opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Strategic Planner in our Environmental Policy Group. The role involves maintaining, developing and reviewing the Council’s resource management framework.

This framework seeks to achieve the sustainable use, development and protection of Marlborough’s natural and physical resources, including land, water, air, indigenous ecosystems and the built environment.

Maintaining a quality environment perspective, while considering community needs, is what our small team of dedicated Planners excel at.

As the Council transitions from its operative resource management framework to its second generation Marlborough Environment Plan, and as new issues emerge, there will be ample opportunity to utilise and stretch your skills.

About you

Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate :

  • Proven success in finding policy solutions to seemingly conflicting interests.
  • Sound judgement in identifying and evaluating policy options.
  • A good understanding of the Resource Management Act and its application.
  • The ability to work individually as well as being a team player.
  • Excellent report writing and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work effectively in a political environment.

    You will also have a tertiary qualification specialising in planning, resource management or related field. Additionally you ideally you should also have experience in working with regional or district plans.

    Graduates with less experience will be considered if they have the right aptitude.

    We offer

  • A workplace that supports flexibility, health and wellbeing.
  • An environment where input, initiative and innovation is encouraged.
  • A fantastic learning environment and support for continuing education.
  • A competitive remuneration and benefits package.
  • If you’re ready to progress your career with Marlborough District Council, apply now!

    Applications close 5.00 pm on 5 December 2021

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