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Job Vacancy : Environment Southland : Principal Policy Advisor


Environment Southland : Principal Policy Advisor

Location:  Invercargill

Discover a great career opportunity and work/life balance in New Zealand’s breathtaking Southland.

  • Outdoor adventure on your back doorstep
  • Affordable housing, short commutes
  • Relocation package available

Our vision at Environment Southland is a thriving Southland and we are keen to find somebody who shares that goal.

We have a lifestyle that’s second to none, with easy access to beaches, rivers, lakes, ski fields, national parks and first-class sports facilities. We pride ourselves on ensuring that staff’s work-life balance is a priority. With affordable real estate, short commutes and a great range of schools on offer, there is something for everyone!

We’re looking for a principal policy advisor to play a leading role in our team, working with communities to improve Southland’s environment.

The role will report directly to the Policy and Planning Manager and provide expert knowledge of both the implementation and application of various legislation.

We are looking for someone who has a tertiary qualification and/or relevant work experience in environmental or resource management.

This position would be suitable for an experienced professional with an in-depth knowledge of Local Government planning processes, as well as an understanding of Central Government initiatives, and relevant stakeholder issues.

We want somebody who is able to analyse, interpret and make the ‘complex’ concise. You will need to be adaptable and pragmatic, with the skills to communicate across a wide range of groups and in a wide range of situations. This includes across Council, with community partners, both locally and further afield. Highly developed project management and report writing skills will be required.

Why Environment Southland?

Southland has a unique landscape, a close-knit and caring community and is home to some of New Zealand’s most pristine and dynamic environments. In addition to the great outdoors on your doorstep, affordable housing, superb schooling and a short, simple commute we offer

  • engaged and engaging colleagues
  • a positive and supportive work culture
  • flexibility to manage your hours
  • If you are ready to enjoy all that the Southland lifestyle offers and grow your career, apply today.

To apply for this job, go to: and enter the reference code: 4330538.

Applications close 14 September 2018