Duty Planner Resource Consents

  • Unitary experience (District & Regional) 
  • Strong professional development
  • Lifestyle opportunity

The Role

The Duty Planner role provides a responsive and efficient service through sound and considered planning advice to customers on resource consent and planning matters.  This position will:

  • assist and inform customers
  • organise and lead pre-lodgement meetings
  • provide customers with upfront planning information
  • be solutions focused 

This role will suit graduate level planners and those who want to fast-track their career in a council with both district and regional functions.


The Organisation

Gisborne District Council (GDC) is a Unitary Authority located in a growing outdoor-mad, thriving and diverse community. Government calls Gisborne part of a ‘Surge Region’ subsequent to the increased investment into forestry, port and roading. The region is dynamic, fresh, young, with great schools, and is connected by direct air routes to major cities.

As a Unitary Authority, GDC is in the unique position to fast-track your professional career by giving you both Regional and District Council experience, added leadership opportunities over complex growth and environmental issues, and rewarding professional development opportunities. All this alongside a supportive senior leadership team that truly lives the values. The Council is currently successfully wrestling with challenges around complex growth-related issues in forestry and water allocation, as well as housing and other development.  A great time to join and make a difference!

GDC is genuine about attracting professionals who believe in its values of Piritahi Tairawhiti.  The Council works in a ‘risk-based approach’ to planning and back-planning advice. You will be well suited to these roles if you have a strong values alignment, and are pragmatic and solutions-focused in work style. 

How to Apply

To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover letter and CV to cvakl@sheffield.co.nz quoting the reference number 415576. Applications close 5pm on 19 July 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 or Raewyn Brown on +64 21 917 213.


Permanent Full Time

Job no: 415576lg

Location: East Coast, Gisborne

Closing Date: Sunday, 21 July 2019