skip to main content

Rates Support (Fixed term 6 months)

1 9 05 5pm from clyde rd napier3

Te Whakapakari Tahi I Tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.

Our vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community.


About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

We need to increase the capability of our finance team on a 6-month fixed term basis, to support the busy rates period at Council. The work will be focused on data maintenance and integrity for transactional rates activities, participating in the key activities of the rates team, and providing administrative and technical support to the wider Finance team.

If this sounds like you, please get in touch, or apply today. We have three Rates Support roles to fill, commencing mid-July.


Overall, to be successful in this space you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent customer service, a proactive attitude and a willingness to pitch in and support your teammates
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other database and information management systems (we use a system called TechOne so if you know it that’s even better!)
  • Awareness of rating legislation and local HBRC policy would be helpful but not essential.


You'll need a 'can do' attitude and be able to hit the ground running, plus:

  • A strong work ethic and a collaborative approach to achieving outcomes
  • A willingness to learn and adapt in a fast paced and changeable environment
  • The ability to effectively plan, organise and co-ordinate work effectively (these will be busy roles that keep you on your toes so you need to be an organisation superstar)
  • An excellent standard of written and verbal communication.


What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

We offer a fun and interesting working environment, in a role where you are directly supporting your local Hawke’s Bay community. Our ratepayers are important to us and you will form part of customer facing branch of our organisation, undertaking meaningful work that makes a difference. You will have a supportive and encouraging team beside you, plus opportunities to grow and develop may arise.

 The salary range for the Rates Support roles will are between $53,460 to $59,400 gross per annum depending on your qualifications and relevant experience.

 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.


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

Applications close  29 June 2023, but we may contact applicants as we go so apply today if you are interested! Please note, we won’t be starting people in the roles until July 2023 when the rates season is in full swing.

 View the job description here.

 Please apply via Seek.


About us | E pā ki a mātou:

At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council our purpose is to work with our community to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing and connectivity. Our organisation is diverse and our work is varied. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management.


We focus on prioritising:

Te kounga o te wai, te haumarutanga me te mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi o te whakamarutanga | Water quality, safety and climate-resilient security.  

Kia koi, kia toitū hoki te whakamahinga o te whenua | Climate-smart and sustainable land use. 

Kia ora, kia āhei, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki te rerenga rauropi | Healthy, functioning and climate-resilient biodiversity. 

Kia toitū, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki ngā ratonga me ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure. 

30 May 2023

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 /