Regional Waste Planner (fixed-term, 12 months)

Are you an experienced policy planner type with a passion for delivering outcomes that really do make a difference? Want to play a leadership (Councillor facing) role in the Wellington Region? The Wellington Region Waste Minimisation and Management Plan (WMMP) Joint Committee requires a focussed and experienced officer to plan, research, drive and deliver the regional waste bylaw project.

The Wellington Region’s regulatory framework for waste is currently fragmented and this regional process to address the issues is well underway. The new regionally consistent waste bylaw will underpin our ability to achieve the WMMP’s waste reduction targets (a third less waste by 2026), and forms a critical part of the regulatory framework for waste in the Wellington Region. This project is currently a top priority for the region.

The WMMP Regional Officer will be required to self-manage, travel throughout the region, lead consultation with industry stakeholders and have a flexible approach to hours and working at other Council offices as required. A productive work ethic and a wide range of skills will be necessary to be effective in this role, including policy and bylaw development, stakeholder engagement, project management, strategic planning, and the ability to assimilate a wide range of technical information into concise and accurate reporting, including reports for Councillors.

We are looking for an experienced professional who can jump in and be effective immediately. As such we are offering a competitive salary ($81,000 – $110,000) for the right person. This position is funded by all councils of the Wellington region and is a 12-month fixed-term contract (parental leave cover). The primary office location for this position will be at Wellington City Council’s Southern Landfill administration building with travel required/desks available at each of the region’s councils. The role will be directed by the WMMP Steering Group in terms of work tasking and priorities. The WMMP Steering Group includes senior waste officer representation from the region’s Territorial Authorities.

This is a great opportunity and the successful applicant will be empowered to make a real difference in the region’s waste sector. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. To apply for this position you must be eligible to work in New Zealand and hold a full New Zealand Drivers licence.

For more information on this role please contact Roderick Boys, Senior Waste Planner, Wellington City Council at

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Applications close 5 pm Wednesday, 20 February 2019