Planners, Intermediate & Senior | Expressions of Interest


  • $88 - 109K + generous leave provision + 2 Rāoranga Wellness days
  • Hybrid and flexible working options available
  • Relocation assistance available


About the role

It’s an exciting time to join our planning teams as the region continues to grow and thrive. Perhaps you are looking for a change of direction, quality training and career opportunities, a collaborative workplace where you can make a difference? If so why not join Nelson City Council and play an important role in the upcoming legislative changes - we’ve a varied and interesting workload.

As a team, we’re proud to provide high-quality resource management policy advice and services to Council and the Nelson Community. We are seeking motivated and enthusiastic planners at Planner, Intermediate and Senior levels, including Resource and Consents, and Environmental planners.


About you

You will bring with you anywhere from intermediate level to senior level of planning experience, and a tertiary qualification in urban planning, resource management or in a similar field preferably acknowledged by NZPI or PIA.

Your experience will be complimented by your working knowledge of the Resource Management Act 1991 and an awareness of the coming legislative changes, you will have a high level of customer service and collaboration skills with excellent case management, written and verbal communication. Most of all, you will have a desire to be part of Local Government where you can make a difference and help us to obtain good environmental outcomes!

While we encourage the use of our super accessible public transport, you will also need to hold a full, clean New Zealand driver’s licence to drive our Council vehicles.


What we offer

We offer flexible working options including the ability to work some time from home - so talk to us about the kind of arrangement you’re looking for. We also offer a competitive salary, relocation assistance, generous leave provisions, including long service leave and wellness days, access to public transport at our back door, a variety of interesting work and ongoing professional development in an inclusive and supportive environment.


Salary Range: $88,000 - 109, 895 p.a dependanding on level of skills and experience relevant to specific role


Applications open all year around and will be reviewed as received.