Resource Consents Manager


Reference: 5112794

Tasman District is a great place to live, work and enjoy. A role at Council isn't just a job, it's an opportunity to make things happen in the communities you're dedicated to. Join our team, and be inspired by the people you work with and the results and successes we share together.

As a result of a recent restructuring of the Section, we're looking for an experienced Planning Manager, preferably from either a regional or district council, who has extensive experience and understanding of consent processing functions, holds a relevant tertiary qualification, and has a broad working knowledge of the relevant statutes, and regulations applicable to a Unitary Authority.

Your knowledge of the sector will compliment your key drivers; people leadership, workload and relationship management.

Your main focus will be leading a team of 33 by mentoring, coaching and sharing your knowledge and experience with them. You will also have a strong focus on workload management to ensure efficient and effective resourcing and delivery. Other key priorities include developing and delivering a programme of business process improvement and innovative digital service delivery, and progressing a technical competency career pathway framework.

Professional in your approach, you'll bring a strong track record of leading staff, building positive working relationships, and will have a collaborative approach to your work which will complement your strong customer service focus. You will be an analytical thinker with the ability to operate at both a strategic and operational level, show sound judgement on political issues, and possess exceptional communication, consultation and negotiation skills.

Reporting to the Environment & Planning Manager, this third tier position has an attractive salary, plus benefits and assistance with relocation. We also offer ongoing professional development, a variety of challenging and interesting work, flexible working options, relocation assistance and a benefits package suited to your preferences.

Building great communities by employing great people. Will you be one of them?

Applications Close: 28 Jul 2020

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Summer students

Every year we employ a number of Summer Students across the Council, to work for a period of 12-16 weeks over the summer months (mid-November to February). Recruitment for Summer Students begins in early July. All applications must be submitted online via the vacancy on our Vacancies page between 1 July and 31 July each year.

This year we have vacancies in Engineering Services, Environmental Policy, Environmental Information (Hydrology, Resource Science and Biosecurity), and Regulatory (Compliance Monitoring and Harbourmaster).


  • Why Tasman?

    Climate and lifestyle are two of the major factors for people choosing to live and work in the Tasman District. Building great communities through employing great people. Will you be one of them?

  • What's in it for you?

    Ample learning and development opportunities, flexible working options and a benefits package to suit your preferences - just some of the reasons to join our team.

  • Meet the team

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