Land Use Advisor

Date: 05-Mar-2023

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Provide expert land use advice 
  • Enjoy the benefits of working in a flexible, supportive and high performing work environment
  • Permanent, full-Time


He angitūtanga: The opportunity
Parks & Community Facilities (PCF) is dedicated to making great places Aucklander’s love by supporting several related services such as asset maintenance, management and renewals of Parks, Open Spaces, Buildings, Facilities, Conservation Areas and Urban Ngahere (forest). As kaitiaki (guardian) of Auckland Council facilities, we play a vital role in promoting the wellbeing of our communities and environment while also delivering strategically significant programmes.
As a Land Use Advisor, you’ll be part of the team that provides advisory services to both other council departments and external customers in relation to asset and land use. 


You’ll assess enquiries and applications for works and other activities on council owned land, and provide expert land use advice to staff and local boards. 


Key responsibilities include:


  • Providing advice and assistance to other teams within the council, external stakeholder groups and the general public on matters relating to council owned land and assets – or impacts of activities on council owned land
  • Leading the assessment of requests and approvals such as landowner and affected party approvals
  • Providing research and advice in relation to the Reserves Act, Public Works Act processes and the Local Government Act – as they pertain to requests and approvals


He kōrero mōu: About you
A tertiary qualification in an area such as; parks, sports and recreation management, resource management, legal, property, geography, environmental science or landscape architecture will come with you, alongside some experience working with the Resource Management Act, Reserves Act, Local Government Act or Public Works Act.


With strong interpersonal and negotiation skills you’ll be able to effectively build constructive relationships when differing perspectives and needs exist, and you’ll have excellent written and oral communication skills. 


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
You’ll be joining a team of dedicated and respected experts working collaboratively across the region to contribute to Auckland’s growth and development. We are committed to diversity, and have a culture built on trust and valuing individual as well as collective contributions. Working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday, you will have some flexibility with how those hours are set. 
If you are high performing, passionate about Auckland and the world around you and would like the chance to make tangible and visible improvements to our environment, then join us. Apply today (telling us why you are interested in and right for this opportunity) by cover letter along with your CV. 


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Applications close Sunday, 26th March 2023


You will be required to have a valid NZ driver's licence due to the nature of the position where you will at times be required to travel to various Community Facility sites across the Auckland region.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.