Policy Planner

Date: 19 May 2023

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Become an Auckland region policy planning expert
  • Conquer complex planning issues to make Auckland a world-class city
  • Permanent, full-time positions
  • LI-Hybrid work environment


He angitūtanga: The opportunity
We have a rare opportunity for an experienced Planner to take their policy and strategic planning expertise to the next level in this engaging and varied role. Joining our team of experts within the Plans and Places department, as a Policy Planner you’ll drive region-wide resource management policy. Heading towards plan review time, this role will include plan evaluation and solution finding. Partnering with a range of internal and external stakeholders, you will support the development of area spatial planning and place-making for specific locations within the region and make and lead the development of public plan changes, managing and reporting on private plan changes variations, notices of requirement and appeals and providing policy advice. With a strong focus on continuous improvement, you’ll be working within one of the world’s most unique planning authorities and helping us to ensure development within Tāmaki Makaurau provides the best possible outcomes for our environment and our communities.


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He kōrero mōu: About you
With a passion for planning policy and strategic planning, you’ll bring with you a degree qualification and preferred experience in planning policy, strategic planning, and resource management. A robust understanding of the Resource Management Act is preferable. Prior experience managing and reporting on plan changes (whether urban or rural or in a private or public environment) and notices of requirements will also be highly regarded. You understand the Council’s responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and have some knowledge of te ao Māori, also a willingness to learn the need for good financial management of planning projects.  As this role might require you to travel around the region using Council vehicles, you’ll ideally hold a valid New Zealand driver’s license.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
You’ll be welcomed by a team of passionate planners with a thirst for tackling the complex planning issues our region faces as it grows. There are endless opportunities to develop your career across the Council group; this position will expose you to a range of specializations and potential job trajectories, including technical and people leadership positions.


Auckland Council recognizes and values our diverse communities, and as such, we welcome and encourage applications from our indigenous population, people with disabilities, people from multi-cultural backgrounds, our LGBTQI+ friends, and anyone else who wants to join our family. You’ll be joining a team of dedicated and respected experts working collaboratively across the region to contribute to Auckland’s growth and development


Furthermore, as a Council employee, you’ll gain access to a vast range of benefits and discounts, including discounted financial services and insurance, Auckland Art Gallery membership, entertainment and lifestyle discounts and more. Click link to find out more


Applications close Sunday 11 June 2023

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.


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