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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 or email

Balclutha Centennial Pool Vacancies

Are you a competent swimmer or do you hold a recognised lifeguard qualification? Are you committed to providing excellent customer service to your community? If so, we would love to hear from you.

We need staff at the Balclutha Centennial Pool, which boasts modern upgraded facilities including a therapeutic pool, main pool bulkhead, toddlers 'beach' pool and attractive changing rooms.

Click here for Team Leader Application Pack

Click here for Part Time Lifeguard (Entry Level) Application Pack

Click here for Full Time Lifeguard (Entry Level) Application Pack

Applications close 5pm, Monday 2016

IT Application/Data Analyst

We are looking for an IT Application/Data Analyst at the Clutha District Council. This is a permanent position to assist with the implementation and ongoing management of a new Enterprise Resource Planning System.

If you wish to be our preferred candidate you must be able to demonstrate proven ability in data analysis, cleansing and migration.  As an experienced Analyst you will be able to assume immediate responsibility for data migration for the project with assistance from the Project Manager.  You will be comfortable operating at pace, working with multiple stakeholder groups and thrive on working in an agile and collaborative project culture. Post the project implementation you will assume the role of the SME for the overall system and other in-house applications and data sources.

Experience with data analysis tools, migrating and consolidating data in one source of truth, creating reports and relevant documentation will be key for the successful candidate.

Additionally you will have excellent communication skills along with being a team player and sharing knowledge within the team.

At Clutha, we take pride that we are a progressive Council in a beautiful rural location offering relaxed a lifestyle, with easy access to city life pristine beaches and outdoor recreation such as skifields, native bush, top class fishing and the scenic Catlins.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for the successful candidate who will contribute to a project that will allow Council to move to modern business systems to deliver exceptional value to customers and ratepayers while giving you the chance to design and architect a complex system which you will manage and growing in the future.

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Applications close 2 May 2016



Building Control Manager


We are looking for a Building Control manager at the Clutha District Council, a progressive Council which has established itself as a leading Building Consent Authority.


This position will lead our team of Building Control Officers, and be responsible for all Building Consent and Territorial Authority functions. It also involves maintaining good relationships with the Building Sector, and contributing to regional and national joint initiatives.


You will demonstrate the ability to maintain excellence in a changing environment. Significant experience in building control is required, including responsibility for staff, auditing, compliance and systems. A positive, practical attitude in dealing with customers and sound judgement are essential.


Remuneration for this role is expected to be from $83,248 to $97,939 per annum.


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Applications close 29 April 2016


PDF and MS Word versions of Application for Employment Forms


Application for Employment Form (PDF, 427kb)

Application for Employment Form (MS Word, 216kb)



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