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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


1. Capital Delivery Manager - Now closes 27 November 2015

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.  

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2. Strategy and Planning Manager - Now closes 27 November 2015

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.

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3. Senior Projects Engineer - Now closes 27 November 2015

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.

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4. Property and Facilities Asset Manager - Now closes 27 November 2015

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.

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5. Operations Engineer - Now closes 27 November 2015

We need a 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 NZ and this role provides a unique opportunity to be involved with a variety of systems across a large area.

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