Manager Policy and Planning

  • Key management position
  • High-profile regional work
  • Join a great team with flexibility to work remotely

Otago is New Zealand’s second largest region boasting a diverse landscape from rugged coastlines to spectacular mountains and alpine lakes. The Otago Regional Council care for the region’s environment, being responsible for sustainability managing the region’s natural resources on behalf of its community.
The Manager, Policy & Planning is a key management role in Council, that will lead the strategic positioning of Council’s Resource Management Act policy and planning functions and respond to central government direction and community expectations. The Manager will lead a team of up to twenty planners who develop and evaluate plans to ensure that council has robust and fit-for-purpose planning regime for the region. 
To be considered for this position, you will be an experienced people manager with extensive experience working with RMA planning and/or policy development. You will enjoy developing relationships with stakeholders, be delivery-focused and politically aware. You will be suitably qualified in planning, public policy or social sciences.
This is a rare opportunity to contribute and be involved in important regional work for Otago. Council will offer flexibility for this manager to work remotely if desired.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Simon Boyes on 04 550 8000

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