About 17,000 people enjoy a quality of life in the Clutha District that's second to none. Clutha combines a relaxed rural lifestyle with easy access to city life, pristine beaches and outdoor recreation such as ski fields, native bush and top-class fishing. It's the perfect place for lifestyle choices while being close to Dunedin City and only 45 minutes from an international airport.
Despite thriving communities and industrious service towns, it's an affordable place to live with your housing dollar stretching much further in our towns, countryside and coastal villages. There's also easy access to health care with Clutha Health First in Balclutha, and education with a range of local primary and secondary schools, as well as tertiary-level study opportunities at Telford - a division of Lincoln University.
Council's vision and overwhelming response from the community is for positive growth in the district. We have a clear focus and the district has the potential and resources to achieve this. What we are missing is enough people to help us do that.
It's the perfect time to join our dedicated and friendly team here at Council. We're making things happen and we're looking at innovative ways to grow our district following a new Long Term Plan that makes positive growth a priority. We are investing in people and systems and would like to make moving to Clutha as easy as possible for you and your family, including incentives, help with accommodation or help finding employment for other family members.
We'd love to tell you more about what's on offer, you can ring 0800 801 350 and ask for Ingrid or Alison or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Capital Delivery Manager
Are you an experienced projects and contract manager? Do you have a wide range of civil construction experience and knowledge? If you do, we are looking for YOU! We need someone to take up this new and challenging role who can lead an experienced team to deliver Council's extensive and varied capital works and renewals projects. This is a wide ranging role and covers all infrastructure, property and community facilities areas. Applications close 5pm, Friday 11 September 2015.
2. Strategy and Planning Manager
Are you able to see the 'big picture', to sort the wheat from the chaff? Do you enjoy a mix of intellectual challenge and people management responsibilities? If you do, we want to talk to YOU! We have a position for someone to head a new team within Council who will lead the Strategy and Planning Team in the infrastructure area. This role will require you to lead the team to provide policy, strategic, data and activity management and future planning functions for all of Council's infrastructure, property and community facility assets. Applications close 5pm, Friday 11 September 2015.
3. Senior Projects Engineer
Are you a construction contract guru? We need an experienced project engineer to roll their sleeves up and get stuck into the development, management and supervision of capital projects within the Clutha District. As Senior Projects Engineer you will be responsible for managing the delivery of a wide range of capital, renewal and consenting projects across all Council asset types. Applications close 5pm, Friday 11 September 2015.
4. Projects Engineer
We need a practical person with hands on experience in supervising and administering civil construction projects. We are looking for someone to undertake the management and site supervision of a wide variety of capital projects across the Clutha District. You will want to get out of the office regularly but also be able to use your knowledge or experience to provide input into projects and monitor and administer project budgets and progress. Applications close 5pm, Friday 11 September 2015.
5. Operations Engineer
We need a practical person with hands on experience in monitoring and administering operations contracts - particularly in the water services area. Clutha has the third longest water network in New Zealand and this role provides a unique opportunity to be involved with a variety of systems across a large geographical area. You will have the opportunity to get out of the office to use your knowledge or experience to provide input into operations' issues and you will need to be able to monitor contractor performance against KPIs. Applications close 5pm, Friday 11 September 2015.
6. Business Analyst/Information Technology
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an IT professional as Clutha District Council moves to modern business systems to deliver exceptional value to customers and ratepayers. Council has relied solely on external support for computer technology but recognises the need for an internally focussed professional to align business applications with Council's processes and organisational strategies. This is a new role that will sit across all Council technology systems and include responsibility for Records Management and GIS activities. The preferred candidate will continue to manage an existing contract for ICT help desk services, undertake procurement for hardware and software within budget, develop Council's ICT strategy and policies and smooth the transition to new systems and e-business. Applications close 5pm, Friday 11 September 2015.
7. Management Accountant
Are you looking for a new opportunity or for a change? If so, we can offer you a new role in our finance team with no shortage of interesting times ahead as our organisation moves forward. While you would be part of the fun and supportive finance team that provides high quality, accurate and timely accounting services, you would also work closely with the Service Delivery department on asset management issues. This role will suit you if you thrive on a challenge and can deliver an excellent standard of service. It would be great if you had an accounting qualification, ideally CA or relevant experience, preferably in local government. Applications close 5pm, Friday 11 September 2015.
8. Property and Facilities Asset Manager
The Clutha District has a wide range of community facilities that need varying amounts of TLC. This new role provides an opportunity for an experienced facilities manager to use their experience and skills in the property and asset management areas to plan for the future while maintaining and upgrading current facilities. This role also provides the opportunity for involvement in public engagement through reserve management and community planning processes. Applications close 5pm, Friday 11 September 2015.
9. Planning and Policy Analyst
Are you looking for an opportunity for a varied and interesting local government planning and policy role? The crux of this role is about supporting staff and elected members to make the best possible decisions on behalf of residents and ratepayers. You will be part of a dedicated team facilitating Council's key strategic directives to promote growth, and living and working in the Clutha District. Work will include policies, bylaws, annual plans, long term plans, annual reports, community reports, corporate plans and monitoring. If you are a self-starter with drive and energy, excellent time management and communication skills and enjoy a challenge, then we would like to hear from you! While local government experience is preferred, we are prepared to consider and train a promising new graduate. Applications close 5pm, Friday 11 September 2015.
10. Asset Management Officer
Are you keen to develop and enhance your asset management skills? We have a new role for someone who is keen to get stuck into the asset management engine room of the Clutha District. This work will involve a wide range of asset types and will include the entire process right through from issue identification, advanced asset management analysis to budgeting, project development and scoping before implementation by the Capital Delivery Team. Applications close 5pm, Friday 11 September 2015.
11. Asset Data Analyst
Are you a legend with spreadsheets, databases and RAMM? Do you like getting into the nitty gritty of all the numbers, information and data, and keeping it up to date and making something useful from it? If you are, then we have an opportunity for you to use your skills across the extensive infrastructure networks in the Clutha District. Did you know that Clutha has the third longest local roading and water reticulation networks in New Zealand? You won't be stuck in the back room all day, every day either as this role also includes field work and data collection to support good asset management. Applications close 5pm, Friday 11 September 2015.
12. Graduate Engineer
Are you fresh out of tertiary studies and now want to use your skills? We have an opportunity for a graduate engineer to kick-start their career in a wide range of infrastructure area. Council will support you to map out your career development with mentoring by experienced staff, involvement in a diverse range of projects and activities and we will encourage participation in industry events and experiences. We want to see you progress as much as you do! Applications close 5pm, Friday 11 September 2015.
13. Facilities Caretaker (part-time)
Are you practical, like to get stuck in and are not afraid to get your hands dirty? We need a practical person to run the Balclutha Pool boiler and filtration equipment (with training!) and to look after minor maintenance and odd jobs at Council facilities. Applications close 5pm, Friday 11 September 2015.
14. Operations Assistant and Capital Delivery Assistant
The essential ingredients for these two positions are enthusiasm, practicality and a willingness to learn. We will add support from experienced staff, a few laughs and a wide variety of work, practical and study opportunities. Enquire now if you are keen to study towards a Civil Engineering diploma, while you earn. Applications close 5pm, Friday 11 September 2015.
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