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South Taranaki District Council

Property Officer

Full Time - 40 hours per week

Closing Date: upon a suitable appointment to the role.

Are you thinking about a change?

Would a busy role with variety and responsibility based in Hawera be of interest to you?

Do you have experience in land and property lease management?

If so, we might have just the job for you!

We are searching for a unique individual to join us as Property Officer in our busy Property Unit.

The Council’s property portfolio includes a wide range of properties which fill diverse needs for the organisation and the community. The primary activities of the Property Officer role will be to maintain the Council’s property portfolio in accordance with legal requirements, Council policy and plans, ensuring that they generate income and improve the provision of service and/or benefit to the community.

This is a position of responsibility with an emphasis on building a robust land and property lease portfolio and systems, as well as delivering a range of services to other units including managing processes for easements, road stopping, acquisitions and disposals. It will suit a person who enjoys challenges, has some get up and go with an excellent standard of customer service and a property related tertiary qualification or similar. The ability to demonstrate knowledge of the Property Law, Reserves, Public Works and Local Government Acts will be advantageous as will previous technical experience.

The ideal applicant will be versatile and multi-skilled and enjoy the challenge of a wide variety of work. They should be self-motivated and able to work under pressure, be well organised and have the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines. A positive, co-operative attitude, great people skills, a willingness to work in a busy team environment and sound written and oral communication skills are also required.

The South Taranaki District Council offers a proven "Best Place to Work" environment and the chance to join an energetic and progressive organisation. We employ people with a 'Can Do' attitude who want to work for a united organisation with a strong sense of family that is proud to serve its communities. The STDC invests strongly in learning and personal development for its staff and offers competitive remuneration packages and modern facilities.

If you would like to join NZ’s most “Can Do Council” apply now by visiting  We will be reviewing applications individually, therefore applications will close upon a suitable appointment to the role.

Dunedin City Council

Engagement Coordinator

Full Time - 40 hours per week

Closing Date: 5/10/18

Dunedin is an amazing place to live and work, and if you were to ask anyone living here, they’ll tell you that there’s something indescribably special about our city. It’s small enough to feel like you’re part of a community, but big enough to ensure that there’s always something going on. From the great outdoors to arts, culture and education, all within 10 minutes of the city centre. Dunedin has so much to offer, so why not come and feel just how special it is?

Engagement Coordinator

The Dunedin City Council’s Property Services Group is responsible for a range of facilities for our varied community stakeholders including: playgrounds and sports facilities, swimming pools, libraries, community housing, cemeteries, art galleries and museums.

The purpose of the role is to engage with the community regarding Council Property activities:

  • Planning, delivering and evaluating engagement with identified stakeholders who are affected by the delivery of a property project.
  • Undertake consultation, engagement and other activities to inform the development of projects being delivered by Council project managers.
  • Build relationships with community groups and understand modern community engagement techniques.
  • Take enquiries in relation to consultation from the general public about Council Property activities, and writing reports detailing outcomes from such engagement.

You will have good interpersonal skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, be well organised, and focused on delivery of services to high standards.

So, if you want to further your career, are eager to be part of a great team, and have the drive and motivation to help Council succeed in the community, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Applications close Friday 5th October 2018.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity and to apply visit our website: