Senior Policy Planner

Date: 14-Mar-2023

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Conquer complex planning issues to make Auckland a world-class city.
  • Perfect opportunity for an expert Planner.
  • Permanent full-time opportunity in Auckland CBD.
  • LI-Hybrid working environment.


He angitūtanga: The opportunity
The Plans and Places Department's Regional Planning Team is in charge of developing planning responses in relation to regional functions (RMA s30) and the natural environment. As a Senior Policy Planner, you will play a pivotal part in the ongoing development of Auckland’s resource management policy and planning, particularly in relation to coastal and freshwater management. You will have oversight of plan changes and their integration with other council programmes, be able to assess the effectiveness of current planning approaches, implement national policy directions, and provide advice on policy implications of regulatory and non-regulatory shifts in resource management practice specifically for the Auckland Unitary Plan.


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He kōrero mōu: About you
You will bring a planning qualification (or equivalent) as well as expertise in regional planning and the ability to directly influence Auckland's future growth and form by tackling regional planning issues across the spectrum, particularly coastal and freshwater regional plan provisions.


You will understand the issues and pressures facing the natural environment in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and be committed to successfully addressing them. You will also have a solid understanding of the Resource Management Act and the Local Government Act, as well as a commitment to upholding the Treaty of Waitangi principles of partnership, participation, and protection.

You will also excel at relationship management because you will be tasked with constructively collaborating with a variety of key stakeholders, including our Council family, external stakeholders, the larger community, and Mana Whenua.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
You will have the opportunity to work in New Zealand's largest council, leading on some of the most complex and challenging planning issues confronting Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. In exchange, you'll be immersed in a team of exceptional and talented planners who are dedicated to achieving great planning outcomes.


We have a reputation for looking after our own, so we will provide you with extensive training programmes and ongoing robust development career opportunities. It is also important to note that our people are at the heart of everything we do. We value work-life balance and thus provide flexible hybrid remote working options from home or any of our Auckland regional hubs. On top of this as part of our Auckland Council Group, you will gain access to many benefits and discounts. Click link to find out more about our employee benefits package.


Applications close Sunday 09 April 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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