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Policy Planner & Intermediate Policy Planner

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About the Opportunity:

Team Vision: Delivery of high-quality plans and policies which enhance our environment, while providing for the social, economic and cultural wellbeing of the community, now and into the future.

Based in Napier and reporting to the Team Leader Policy and Planning, you will be part of a growing team of professional policy planning experts.  We are currently looking for a range of experience from Policy Planner to Intermediate Policy Planner. 

The Policy Planner will be able to lead or manage smaller projects and will contribute to larger projects through support and assistance to other members of the team.  The Statutory Advocacy dimensions of the role will involve the co-ordination of work outputs required from a range of disciplines across the organisation as well as ensuring that those outputs are fit for purpose for policy implementation.  You will participate in decision-making processes with a focus on regional planning, as well as providing sound advice to Managers, Councillors, tāngata whenua and community stakeholders.

The role of Intermediate Policy Planner is a broad and varied role which will undertake a degree of leadership within the team. The role will provide robust resource management plan development, implementation, and evaluation processes in order that project milestones and objectives are achieved to an appropriate standard and within budget. There is an important requirement to work in partnership with tāngata whenua to deliver planning projects as well as effectively engaging stakeholders. The Intermediate Policy Planner will lead projects, working closely with other members of the Policy and Planning team.  The role will require excellent inter-personal skills and communication across the organisation and with external parties to ensure the delivery of quality resource management outcomes.


About you:

You will be someone who consistently produces quality work that you take pride in and enjoy being an active member of the team.


Ideally you will also have:

Policy Planner

  • A tertiary qualification in resource management planning, public policy or a related field.
  • Some experience in policy development and/or local government experience would be an advantage.
  • Graduates are welcome to apply!!!

Intermediate Policy Planner

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent tertiary qualification in resource management, public policy or related field.
  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience in a similar role/relevant industry
  • Valid driver’s licence required

 Knowledge & Skills

  • A solid understanding of the Resource Management Act, particularly in relation to plan and policy statement preparation processes.
  • Sound understanding of tikanga Māori and Māori values and an appreciation as to how it relates to Regional Council functions and plan and policy development
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other database and information management systems
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Collaborative work practices to build strong working relationships

If this sounds like the opportunity for you then we would love to hear from you!

The salary range will be dependent on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidates. Other benefits of working for our team include limited income protection and life insurance, subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment.

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

If you are successful in your application, in order to enter our Hawke’s Bay Regional Council facilities, you will be required to confirm you are fully vaccinated

Applications close 4 April 2022 but we will be contacting suitable candidates as we go and may close this earlier, so apply today!!!

To view the job description click here: Policy Planner and Intermediate Policy Planner 


7 March 2022

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