Policy Planner - Natural Resources

Richmond, New Zealand

Reference: 5507609

This is your opportunity to plan and shape your work and your life in a piece of paradise.

Tasman is home to some of the clearest water in the world (Te Waikoropupu springs), iconic beaches (Abel Tasman) and some of the best water quality in New Zealand! The district has gained an enviable reputation as a desirable lifestyle location and is experiencing high rates of urban growth and tourism. With the additional demand being placed on our resources, we are seeking a suitably qualified candidate wishing to broaden their planning career within a progressive Unitary Authority at a pivotal stage in the development of its freshwater policy.

Based in Richmond, you will have the collegial support of a team of experienced environmental policy planners. Ideally you will have a minimum of three to five years' experience with a proven track record in freshwater planning and policy development. The primary focus will be on freshwater, however our diverse portfolio of policy issues means you will be involved in a range of policy topics within natural resources, including interface with our territorial responsibilities.

We envisage you will be someone who has the ability to see the ‘bigger picture', and of course be a great communicator, have a sound working knowledge of the policy lifecycle, while also understanding responsibilities and functions of a local authority. Work life balance is also important to us so if you join our team, you'll get not only to enjoy a fabulous climate and lifestyle, you'll also have the time to appreciate it!

Tasman District Council offers a welcoming, friendly and professionally rewarding environment where you can develop your career profile while working with a team who are passionate about their region and their work. We are a progressive organisation that provides flexible working options, assistance with relocation, a day off for your birthday and a generous benefits package.

If you're ready to tackle a new challenge in a stunning location - apply now!

Applications Close: 20 Jun 2021

Other career opportunities

Summer Student Internships

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, 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.