Te Pou Tūhono - Policy Planner (Aorere ki uta Aorere ki tai -Tasman Environment Plan Project)

Fixed Term - 2 Years

Richmond, New Zealand

Reference: 6097751

We are looking for an experienced planner to help deliver this exciting project in the Tasman region.

  • Are you keen to champion a project coordinating iwi and council to co-design planning provisions for Tasman Districts' new unitary resource management plan over the next two years?
  • Rewarding opportunity to support iwi to develop policy and write planning provisions for Tasman's new environment plan.
  • Flexible work arrangements. A benefits package - you choose what suits you best. Help with relocation costs also available. ​

About the role

You will influence and lead collaboration on how this plan will consider Te Ao Māori and respond to iwi interests.

You will work closely with iwi taiao staff and council's Environment Policy team, optimising and prioritising efficient use of our time and resources as we prepare plan provisions that relate to the role of mana whenua as kaitiaki.

You will be responsible for implementing a work programme, ongoing project management including delivery of key milestones within agreed timeframes, organising hui, and drafting reports and planning provisions (objectives, policies, rules) on behalf of Pou Taiao representatives from eight iwi trusts.

You will ensure tikanga is upheld, and there is respectful and clear communication.

About you

A planning qualification or equivalent, and at least three years' relevant experience delivering iwi-government collaboration projects is highly desirable.

You will be someone who demonstrates energy, enthusiasm, and a passion for Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnerships and principles while also possessing strong written, communication and relations skills.

Good knowledge of iwi authorities and local government, the Resource Management Act, digital literacy, and reporting skills would be advantageous and a high level of cultural competency and ability to collaborate positively and effectively with iwi will ensure your success in this role.

This is a fabulous opportunity to join a values-based collaboration that invests in the development of an authentic Te Tiriti O Waitangi partnership and provides a great team environment.

The rewards

This is a fabulous opportunity to join a performance and values-based organisation that invests in the development of its people. At council we offer:

  • A great team environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Attractive benefits package
  • A day off on your birthday!

Join our team, and be inspired by the people you work with and the results and successes we share together.

Making great communities takes great people. Will you be one of them?

Applications Close: 10 Oct 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.