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Graphic Designer


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 are looking for a passionate and motivated Graphic Designer to join our Communications and Engagement team on a full-time basis. This is a fun, creative and diverse group of communications professionals, who deliver fantastic campaigns and provide essential marketing and strategic communications and engagement advice across our organisation.  We need someone with experience to join us as we continue to build our brand and engage our community. This role is based in our Napier office.

 The work you will undertake will cover the full spectrum of design processes from concept creation to delivery. You will be able to produce exceptional work that positively contributes to Council’s branding awareness. Creativity is key here, as you provide creative concepts and design solutions to all aspects of HBRC, across our diverse and talented workforce undertaking a wide range of projects.


About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

We are looking to build our organisational culture, so a sound understanding of tikanga Māori and an appreciation as to how this relates to Council functions are essential for this role. You will be proactive, agile, flexible to change, and able to build strong relationships with our teams and other key stakeholders.


You will need:

  • A tertiary qualification that is relevant to this role
  • Strong digital media skills
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a creative designer with a strong portfolio
  • To be organised and efficient, with a strong customer focus and a proven ability to prioritise workloads
  • Skills in video editing, production, and animation would be an advantage


What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

The salary range for the Graphic Designer role is between $74,340 to $82,600. This will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Other benefits of working for our team include

  • Flexible working to enable a work-life balance
  • Life insurance and income protection
  • A supportive and encouraging working environment
  • Flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives
  • A strong commitment to developing and upskilling people

To see a full list of our benefits please visit our website:


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

Applications close 31 May 2023 but we may interview candidates as they apply and close this advert earlier should a suitable person be found. So, we encourage you to apply today!

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

To view the job description please click 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. 

10 May 2023

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