Team Leader - Building Consents

Richmond, New Zealand

Reference: 5383217

Te Tai o Aorere is a place that has always been highly sought after. Desired by iwi for its natural resources, while European explorers spotted its potential too, and over time they were followed by the artisans, creatives and entrepreneurs, all those who embody the spirit of the district today. The popularity of our region continues with our local economy largely invested in residential and commercial development, and providing for future growth.

The Tasman District Council is an accredited Building Consent Authority, responsible for processing around 1400 building consents annually. We have a busy work programme over the next few years, and this is a premium opportunity for an experienced individual to continue to shape and develop a team of 9 Building Consents staff.

This is a senior specialist position, however you will also demonstrate your capabilities as positive and supportive leader, your ability to coach, and develop others with varying levels of experience is vitally important. We have a highly colloborative and dedicated processing team who last year were recognised as the leading BCA in NZ for their collective outcome in their first year's Regulation 18 Diploma - Building Surveying. With lots still to achieve you will be highly influential in setting the future direction of the consent processing team, and in doing so combining a lifestyle that others will envy, with a challenging and rewarding career.

You'll bring to the role a robust knowledge and understanding of relevant building legislation, and a demonstrated ability to develop high performing teams. You will also have a strong focus on delivering exceptional customer service to our ratepayers and other stakeholders.

Applications Close: 17 Mar 2021

Other career opportunities

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.

We typically 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

    Knowing about the people you are going to be working with is a critical part of selecting your next job – we understand that. So, come and meet some of the people in our team.