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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


Infrastructure Strategy Manager - click here for an application pack - closes 5pm, Monday 22 February 2016


Are you able to see the 'big picture', to 'sort the wheat from the chaff'? Do you enjoy a mix of intellectual challenges and management responsibilities?  Clutha District Council has an opportunity to head up a new team and lead strategy and planning in the infrastructure area. This role will require you to lead the team, provide policy, strategic, data and activity management and future planning functions for all of Council's infrastructure, property and community facility assets.  We are looking for a person with a Civil Engineering degree or an equivalent qualification with at least five years of strategic business planning and asset management experience. Your work experience covers water services, roading and/or building areas and you are a competent people manager with at least three years under your belt motivating and inspiring others.



Asset Data Analyst - click here for an application pack - closes 5pm, Monday 22 February 2016


Are you a legend with spreadsheets, databases and RAMM? Do you like getting into the nitty gritty of all the numbers, information and data, 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 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 includes field work and data collection to support good assessment management. We are looking for a person with Bursary, NCEA Level 3 or equivalent and competent computer skills, especially using Excel, preparing spreadsheets and working with databases. Knowledge of GIS and/or CAD would be a huge benefit, but what is essential is a desire to learn these programs.  You will have prior knowledge/experience with asset management and data collection systems and be able to write reports, letters and prioritise your workload to meet changing demands.



Facilities Asset Officer - click here for an application pack - closes 5pm, Monday 22 February 2016


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 asset officer to use their knowledge and skills in the property and asset management areas to plan for the future while maintaining and upgrading current facilities. This role also provides for the opportunity for involvement in public engagement through reserve management and community planning processes. We are looking for a person with a bachelor degree in valuations property management and/or project management. Alternatively, applicants with extensive on-the-job training/expereince (15 years +) may be considered. You will need prior management experience and at least five years of experience in property and facility management. A driver licence is essential as it the ability to prioritise workloads and manage changing priorities.



Building Control Team Leader - click here for an application pack - closes 5pm, Monday 22 February 2016


Are you able to maintain excellence in a changing environment? Do you have significant experience in the building control industry including auditing, compliance and managing staff? The Clutha District Council has established itself as a leading building consent authority. We need someone with a positive, practical attitude, sound judgement and good customer service skills to lead our team of building control officers. The job includes maintaining good relationships with the building sector and contributing to regional and national initiatives.




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