Policy and Planning Manager


  • Tauranga based in a progressive council
  • Staff management of planning professional teams
  • Influential Planning management role for the future of the Bay of Plenty

Compelling career development is offered by this opportunity at the Tauranga-based Bay of Plenty Regional Council. As part of a progressive council which invests in its staff, this role will wrestle with policy related to water management, coastal development and a range of other impacts relevant to the Bay of Plenty. A new management position, the Policy and Planning Manager will operate in a culturally complex landscape, overseeing several teams with 30 staff.

This is a key leadership position in the Strategy and Science Group, and will suit an experienced leader with a strong background in policy or strategic planning. Highly developed skills in people leadership will be important, along with excellent communication skills that model the values of joined-up, cross-organisational teamwork. Preferred candidates will also show an ability to communicate clearly to different audiences, and work with partners, stakeholders, community and elected members for win-win solutions.

To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover letter and CV to cvakl@sheffield.co.nz quoting 185781lg. Applications close on Monday 28 January 2019. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

To view a position description, please visit the Job Search page at www.sheffield.co.nz.

For more information please phone David Hammond on +64 27 444 6368.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: 185781lg

Location: Tauranga

Closing Date: Monday, 28 January 2019