Building Support Officer

Richmond, New Zealand

Reference: 5991347

  • Come and support a well-established team
  • Flexible working hours + benefits package of your choice
  • Do you have high attention to detail and solid administration experience / enjoy learning new things?

Want to add value every day? The Tasman region is thriving and we require an experienced administrator to complement our very busy Building Support team to ensure our region develops as safely and swiftly as possible!

Tasman District Council is an accredited Building Consent Authority, responsible for processing around 1500 residential and commercial building consents annually. As a Building Support Officer, you will be an administration professional, able to support the timely processing of building consents. This includes receiving and checking a variety of building applications, managing customer enquiries, invoicing, checking documentation, and reviewing and issuing building and legislative documents.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and attributes:

  • Solid administrative experience with demonstrated initiative and self-direction.
  • A high standard of attention to detail with great time management skills.
  • A strong customer focus and a motivational and collaborative team member.
  • Excellent digital literacy and practical knowledge of Microsoft 365,databases and cloud systems.
  • Experience in an environment where you are required to work with relevant regulations, statutes and procedures.
  • Some understanding of the building consenting process and/or building industry is desirable.

In return we offer you; a great environment to work in, a supportive team and management, ongoing professional development, a variety of challenging and interesting work, a comprehensive induction programme, flexible and remote working options, additional leave allowances, a benefits package suited to your preferences including a paid day off on your birthday!

Here at Tasman District Council, we are all about the people. What we do touches the lives of everyone in our region, enabling communities to reach their potential. We are a great organisation to work for, passionate about what we do, and full of people who want to make a positive difference.

Applications Close: 07 Jul 2022

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.