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Team Leader - Policy and Planning

Resource Analyst

 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:

This role is based in the beautiful Hawke's Bay. There are so many reasons to seriously consider relocating here - and we will support you all the way!  We can be flexible on start dates to fit in with you; we know moving cities is a big thing and want to fully support you to join our team and contribute to HBRC's ongoing success. 

We're looking for people who want to make a difference - broad-minded, creative thinkers, who enjoy working with others to get things done. When you join us you'll be getting personally involved in shaping our environment. You’ll find more than just a day job. You’ll be empowered to make a difference for the good of your community, while personally benefiting from the results of your work.

In this pivotal leadership role, you will play a key part in shaping our strategic initiatives and ensuring that our projects align with our mission, vision and purpose while leading a dedicated team of professionals to deliver meaningful work. 

You will have day-to-day oversight of a team of three (ranging from junior to senior planners), while working closely with senior leadership to provide strategic input into Councils future. Your busy portfolio will see you involved in resource management plan development, plan implementation, and the coordination of work outputs from a variety of staff and disciplines. This is a very busy area of Council, providing a diverse and interesting workload with challenges and variety to keep you on your toes!

About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

This is a great opportunity for someone looking for their next challenge and to take the step into a leadership role. We need a solution focused individual with a passion for people, who can commit to supporting, nurturing and developing a team of talented planners. In return we offer a supportive and encouraging working environment that will enable you to grow and develop both yourself and your team. You will be passionate about sharing knowledge and collaborative work practices to achieve the best possible outcomes for your team and Council. 

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Proven experience in policy and planning with positive outcomes 
  • Track record of successfully leading and managing teams
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
  • Resilience, adaptability, and flexibility to keep up with the ever-changing nature of HBRC.

If you are a dedicated, forward-thinking leader with a passion for policy and planning, we invite you to apply today!

What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

The salary range for this role is between $114,120 to $126,800 and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. 

Other benefits of working for our team include:

  • Relocation packages 
  • Flexible working options to support work/life balance
  • 5 weeks annual leave after 3 years
  • 4% superannuation after 3 years
  • Life insurance and income protection 
  • Subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives 
  • Strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a supportive working environment. 

 See a full list of our benefits here

As an equal opportunity employer, we are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. We recognise that collaborative and innovative organisations depend on having a workforce made up from a diverse range of perspectives and experiences. We're all about excellence, and we encourage open communication – if you need any specific support, just let us know! Our main goal is to empower each person to share their unique talents to contribute to the outcomes for our community. This commitment ensures that our workplace is a dynamic and progressive space where everyone can flourish.

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 24 March 2024

View a copy of the full job description here

Please apply through SEEK.

If you require any further information, please email


23 February 2024

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