Policy Planner - Natural Resources (Fixed-term)
With additional demand being placed on the Natural Resources Policy team to achieve the December 2024 deadline for a new Freshwater Plan, we are seeking a suitably qualified candidate wishing to progress their planning career within a progressive Unitary Authority for this two-year fixed-term role. The successful candidate will take a key role in providing policy expertise to the team to get through the significant amount of work required by Council under the Government's freshwater package.
Based in Richmond, you will have the collegial support of a team of experienced environmental policy planners, and 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 of this role will be on freshwater, however, our diverse portfolio of policy issues means you may get involved in a range of other 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 (e.g. 9 day fortnight and remote working) and assistance with relocation. If you're ready to tackle a new challenge in a stunning location - apply now!