Head of Environmental Protection Services

  • Small city benefits, big city ambition
  • Make a positive impact contributing to city growth
  • Management level opportunity to create a dynamic team


Palmerston North is a vibrant, progressive and ambitious city. The city is experiencing growth in all sectors and competes with other regional centres amidst technological and demographic change for capital, talent and visitors.

In this context Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) provides services to 90,000 residents, employing 600 staff across a broad range of functions. PNCC is leading a bold new vision for Palmerston North: small city benefits, big city ambition that will help the metro achieve its potential, capitalise on its strengths, and thrive in the future. To support its transformation, PNCC is currently seeking expressions of interest for a Head of Environmental Protection Services.

Do you have a passion for protecting the health and wellbeing of our community and supporting people to reach their full potential? Are you a dynamic manager wanting a new challenge? If you have experience leading a diverse team and a track record of thinking outside the square, then we may have just the job for you!

An opportunity has arisen at a management level to lead a team of 17 staff who provide Environmental Health, Bylaws, Liquor Licensing, Animal Control and Parking Services to the City, whilst building and maintaining strong relationships to ensure statutory requirements are met daily.

Your ability to work as a team member along with your demonstrated leadership qualities, including staff motivation, financial management, achieving outcomes and team/personal development will be of great benefit. The ability to meet increased community expectations with a proven customer service ethic whilst applying relevant legislation, is sought. The role reports to the Chief Customer and Operating Office.

If you are committed to achieving results, seeking to make a positive difference, asking the hard questions, and creating a dynamic and driven team, then please apply today!

To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover letter and CV to cvwlg@sheffield.co.nz Error! Bookmark not defined.quoting 424281lg. Applications close on 25th August 2019. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

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For more information please phone Larri Wallbridge on +64 21 0836 6531.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: 424281lg

Location: Palmerston North City

Closing Date: Saturday, 31 August 2019