Senior Policy Planner (Plans & Places)
Auckland Council
Auckland, NZ
6d ago

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

This is a full-time permanent position.

He angitūtanga : The opportunity

We have a rare opportunity for an experienced Planner to take their policy expertise to the next level in this engaging and varied role.

Joining our team of experts within the Plans and Places department, as a Senior Policy Planner you’ll drive region-wide resource management policy.

Heading towards plan review time, this role will include plan evaluation and solution finding.

Partnering with a range of internal and external stakeholders, you will support the development of area spatial planning and place making for specific locations within the region and make and lead the development of public plan changes, processing of private plan changes, variations, notices of requirement and appeals and providing policy advice for resource consents.

He kōrero mōu : About you

With a passion for planning policy, you’ll bring with you :

  • a degree qualification or higher and at least seven years’ experience in policy planning and resource management
  • a robust understanding of the Resource Management Act
  • prior experience processing plan changes (whether urban or rural, or in a private or public environment) and notices of requirement
  • an understanding of the Council’s responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and some knowledge of te ao Māori
  • an understanding of the need for good financial management of the planning projects you might lead or otherwise a willingness to learn.
  • 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 specialisations and potential job trajectories, including technical and people leadership positions.

    We offer flexible working arrangements to suit your lifestyle with the ability to work from home on some days or from one of our alternative office spaces across the region.

    Auckland Council are committed to your professional development and offer 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.

    You’ll be joining a team of dedicated and respected experts working collaboratively across the region to contribute to Auckland’s growth and development.

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

    Applications will close on Sunday, 27th 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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