skip to main content

Regulatory Assistant

Staff Photo 4 September 2019

About the Opportunity:

Are you looking for a great opportunity to be at the forefront of environmental protection? We are looking for someone with practical working experience as a legal secretary or in a similar role to join our passionate and enthusiastic Pollution Response and Enforcement team. As a Regulatory Assistant you will actively support the work that the team undertakes, ensuring high-quality, accurate documentation is presented in a timely manner. A key aspect of this role will be to ensure the teams documentation is compliant with regulations, legislation and consistent with HBRC’s enforcement policies.

About you:

You will be a pro-active problem solver with a can-do attitude and a desire to work collaboratively with your team to achieve the best possible outcomes in this space. Alongside this, you will have a strong background in legislation interpretation. Ideally you will have an understanding of the Resource Management Act, National Environmental Standards, and regional rules to ensure great outcomes for our local environment. This will be a busy role and you will need to be pro-active in file management and billing.

Ideally you will also have:

  • 3 + years’ experience working in administration within the legal industry or police.
  • Knowledge of legislation, case law and legal practices would be an advantage.
  • Excellent organisation, time management and customer service skills.
  • Accuracy focused approach to your work, with an exceptional eye for detail.
  • A demonstrated ability to read and understand legislation.

In return we can offer a fun, supportive working environment, with plenty of opportunity for you to take on more responsibilities over time. 

The salary range for this role will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. 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. To see a full list of our benefits here:

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. HBRC is an Accredited Employer with Immigration New Zealand.


We value diversity and as such we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. HBRC is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.

View the full job description here

3 August 2022

Back to News Archive

Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Hawke's Bay Regional Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Hawke's Bay Regional Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Hawke's Bay Regional Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.

© Hawke's Bay Regional Council - / +64 6 835 9200 /