Senior Strategic Planner

Creating Great Places, Supporting our People

The Far North District Council is on a transformation journey to become one of the regions most sought after and valued employers – we value manaakitanga, integrity and professionalism in delivering outstanding value to our customers and the community.

Calling all policy professionals! FNDC is currently recruiting for the position Senior Strategic Planner who will lead the development and delivery of high profile, innovative, evidence based policy and strategy projects.


About you

The successful applicant will be a strategic thinker with strong project management and analytical skills.  You will have extensive experience in policy development– highlighting your exceptional verbal and written communication skills.  Reporting to the Manager – Strategy Development, you will play a leadership role in the review and development of strategies and bylaws at the Far North District Council.  You will also be able to navigate the political landscape applying your excellent stakeholder and relationship management skills.   


You will need to have the following:

  • An understanding of New Zealand's political, economic, cultural and social structures
  • Good oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present complex issues clearly, accurately and concisely
  • An understanding of the principles of Treaty of Waitangi, and their implications for the work of policy development is essential


Permanent Full Time

Job no: FNDC42846

Location: Northland, Far North

Closing Date: Thursday, 31 January 2019