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Remote Team Leader - District Plan

Job description

Remote Team Leader – District Plan

Purpose of the position:

To lead the development and implementation of a new District Plan in alignment with the strategic direction of Council. This position reports to the Manager – Integrated Planning.
  • Lead the team developing and implementing the new District Plan.
  • Manage the procurement of professional services, including legal services, within the allocated budget for the plan's development.
  • Collaborate across the Council and the Policy and Planning Group, actively contributing to the overall Planning and Policy work program.
  • Head public consultation and engagement, administering hearings and legal proceedings in alignment with best practices and legal processes.
  • Influence Council decisions on the District Plan's development and serve as a witness in Environment Court proceedings.
  • Collaborate with the Strategic Relationships Group to consult with and empower Strategic Partners and Stakeholders.
  • Provide unbiased policy advice based on a strong evidence base for both operative and proposed District Plans.
  • Develop implementation and monitoring plans with the Delivery and Operations Group and the People and Transformation Group.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient maintenance of the District Plan, including plan changes.
We are looking for someone who brings:
  • Minimum 3 years in leadership roles overseeing integrated spatial plans, District Plan reviews, or masterplans in a complex organizational setting.
  • 5+ years of experience as a Resource Management Act policy planner.
  • Essential qualifications and training in leadership, with a relevant tertiary degree in planning or related field.
  • Strongly desirable to hold a relevant project management qualification.
  • Demonstrated report writing skills and advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office packages.
  • Hybrid working policy - choose daily where you work -  office or home
  • Remote working – some positions can work from any location in NZ
  • Flexible start and finish times
  • Performance recognition and reward framework – bonus payments and leave
  • 5 weeks annual leave
Please get in touch with Anna Mayhew for a confidential discussion to understand more about this role and its opportunities.

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