Corporate Planner


  • Grow your career through diverse projects and opportunities
  • Join a community focused organisation determined to raise the bar
  • See the results of your work in within our community
A bit about us


We are proud to provide services and support to one of New Zealand's fastest growing and thriving communities. With a fast paced and changing community we have an array of interesting projects and initiatives we are delivering to our residents. We have a diverse and passionate workforce with over 250 employees spanning all Council activities and we are dedicated to delivering only the best to our community.

What the job involves

Researching, writing and supporting community engagement processes and strategic planning projects such as the Annual and Long Term Plans. With feedback gained from the community and advice gained from internal subject matter experts, the Strategy and Policy team's purpose is to provide timely and succinct information and options to our elected members so they can set the future direction of Council for our district.

Who are we looking for?

You'll have strong written and verbal communication skills and will ideally have a minimum of two years previous experience within the public sector. Experience in researching technical matters, interpreting data and writing readable reports and plans are key elements to the role. You'll need to be computer savvy and able to form strong relationships but most importantly you'll want to make a difference in our community. Team fit is essential with the ability to work in a high pressure environment and meet key deadlines.

What we can offer you

Work/life balance doesn't get much better than this. Working in a friendly environment, we offer a market comparative salary and a number of employee initiatives that will see you supported and encouraged to further enhance your career. What about lifestyle? You'll find the Ashburton District perfect for you and your family - we simply have it all - new community facilities, Mt Hutt, Lake Hood, countless places of natural beauty and a community feel within our townships.

If sounds like your ideal role, then we'd love to hear from you.

Click on the APPLY button to submit your application now or see our website for more information.

Applications close Wednesday, 31 October 2018.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: JLAL842903

Location: Ashburton

Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2018