Job Vacancies

We offer an environment where our staff are proud of the part they play in making the Gore District a great place to live and work.

Our District provides a rural lifestyle unrivalled by most and our community and recreational facilities are exceptional.  With ski fields, national parks, ice skating and major urban centres within driving distance, the Gore District is a wonderful place to live!  

To discover more about what the Gore District has to offer go to www.gorenz.com or we have this handy brochure with information about the Gore District [PDF, 3.2 MB]

Find out why a career in local government is for you here.

How to apply for a job

You can apply for any of our vacancies online, click on this link to our online form . You should include a current CV.

You can also apply by downloading the application form and filling it in. It can then be either emailed to our Human Resources/Administration Manager Susan Jones at sjones@goredc.govt.nz or posted to us at PO Box 8, Gore 9740. Please ensure you write Confidential on the envelope.

 

Current Vacancies

Chief Financial Officer

Reporting to the CEO and leading a team of 5 direct reports (plus 3 indirect), this key appointment is responsible for leading strategic and operational financial management and performance, encompassing information technology, customer services, preparation of the Long Term Plan, annual plan and annual report. 

Desirable candidates will have senior financial leadership experience and a CA qualification, along with experience leading IT and information systems across an organisation.  A strong customer focus and passion for working closely with a rural community is required, along with a high degree of personal authenticity, integrity and EQ.

Essential to success is your ability to communicate with people at all levels of the organisation, along with a successful track record of building staff capability.  Prior experience in local or central government is desirable, but certainly not a deal breaker.

This role represents a great opportunity for someone looking for that next step to elevate their career, or for experienced candidates attracted to the benefits and lifestyle offered in this location.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form on the Sheffield website (see link below), attaching your cover letter and CV.

Applications close on 9 February 2020. 

Click here to view the Candidate Briefing Information.

To apply click here to use application form on the Sheffield website or email cvchc@sheffield.co.nz


Gore Visitor Centre Consultant

We are looking for a person to join our team of Gore District ambassadors, based at the Gore Visitor Centre. 

We need a dedicated and passionate person who enjoys working in a small team and will leave a lasting impression on our local and international customers.

To be successful in this role, the key attributes you will need include:

  • excellent customer service with the ability to communicate at all levels;
  • a clear and friendly personality;
  • efficient and accurate computer skills (typing and data entry); and
  • confidence with figures and cash transactions.

This part-time position is rostered Monday to Wednesday from 9.00am to 5.00pm, as well as every second weekend from 9.00am to 3.00pm. The successful applicant may also be required to work public holidays. 

Click on this link to apply online or download an application form and job description below. Forms are also available at the Council office, at the James Cumming Wing, 10C Ardwick Street, Gore.  

Applications close with the Human Resources Manager, Susan Jones, at 5.00pm on Friday 14 February 2020.

Job Description [PDF, 252 KB]

Application Form [PDF, 210 KB]


Senior Roading Operations Officer 

The Council is on the lookout for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable person to fill this vacant position which will provide operational oversight of all network activities and be the main Council interface with the public and its roading contractors. 

We need you to have a relevant engineering qualification such as NZCE or a Diploma in either Civil or Roading as well as some experience in road maintenance, construction or sealing contract management/supervision.

Click on this link to apply online or download an application form and job description below. Forms are also available at the Council office, at the James Cumming Wing, 10C Ardwick Street, Gore.  

Applications close with the Human Resources Manager, Susan Jones, at 5.00pm on Friday 14 February 2020.

Job Description [PDF, 233 KB]

Application Form [PDF, 192 KB] 


Student Library Assistant

This part-time, after school position is for a minimum of six hours per week on Mondays, from 5.00pm to 8.00pm, and Saturdays from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Key duties include shelving and other library tasks. An eye for detail is important for this role. The successful candidate will have an interest in books, computers and people. Full training will be provided.

Click on this link to apply online or download an application form and job description below. Forms are also available at the Council office, at the James Cumming Wing, 10C Ardwick Street, Gore.  

Applications close with the Human Resources Manager, Susan Jones, at 5.00pm on Friday 14 February 2020.

Job Description [PDF, 220 KB]

Application Form [PDF, 219 KB]


Corporate Support Officer 

We are searching for a Corporate Support Officer and invite applications from well organised, enthusiastic and motivated people who enjoy a fast pace work environment, where no two days are the same. 

Provision of secretarial services at some meetings is an essential part of this full-time role.   You will need to be able to juggle a variety of corporate support duties across the Council organisation, work with minimum supervision, and have plenty of initiative and a can do attitude. 

Click on this link to apply online or download an application form and job description below. Forms are also available at the Council office, at the James Cumming Wing, 10C Ardwick Street, Gore.  

Applications close with the Human Resources Manager, Susan Jones, at 5.00pm on Friday 14 February 2020.

Job Description [PDF, 199 KB]

Application Form [PDF, 210 KB]


Customer Service Officer

We need a new member to join our customer service team.  You will need to be a great multi-tasker, capable of ensuring our customers receive consistent and accurate information within set timeframes. 

You will need to maintain a comprehensive knowledge of all the Council’s services, take an active interest in the Council’s business and be computer savvy.

If you have general office and customer service experience and enjoy dealing with the public as part of a small team, we would love to hear from you.

Click on this link to apply online or download an application form and job description below. Forms are also available at the Council office, at the James Cumming Wing, 10C Ardwick Street, Gore.  

Applications close with the Human Resources Manager, Susan Jones, at 5.00pm on Friday 14 February 2020.

Job Description [PDF, 197 KB]

Application Form [PDF, 219 KB]


Lifeguard (part-time role) 

If you are ready for a change, how about a sport and recreation career? Want to work in a fun environment where people come first and where you can have a positive influence on their lives?

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to join our fantastic team at the Gore Aquatic Centre. We can offer a set roster option with a minimum of 21.75 hours per week.

The Centre operates on a roster system, seven days a week. This role will include early morning, day, weekend and evening shifts. No experience necessary as full training will be given. However, you must be a competent swimmer.

If you:

  • have a mature outlook and a flexible approach;
  • have an excellent work ethic;
  • are a reliable team player who enjoys working with people; and
  • have a champion attitude

then we would love to hear from you.

Click on this link to apply online or download an application form and job description below. Forms are also available at the Council office, at the James Cumming Wing, 10C Ardwick Street, Gore.  

Applications close with the Human Resources Manager, Susan Jones, at 5.00pm on Friday 31 January 2020.

Job description [PDF, 230 KB]

Application form [PDF, 190 KB]


 

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: info@goredc.govt.nz