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 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 or posted to us at PO Box 8, Gore 9740. Please ensure you write Confidential on the envelope.


Current Vacancies

Building Control Officer

The Gore District Council has a vacancy for a motivated, solution focused individual to join our building control team.   This is a general building control position that will cover building activities, and plumbing and drainage. 

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • ideally hold a National Diploma in Building Control Surveying or a similar qualification;
  • have a mature outlook and flexible approach to resolving enquiries from the public and tradespeople by offering practical solutions;
  • ideally have a working knowledge of the New Zealand Building Code, Building Act and associated regulations;
  • are a reliable and committed team player who enjoys providing excellent customer service;
  • ideally have experience within the regulatory environment of local government; and
  • have a champion attitude!

You can apply online, download an application form and job description (below) or collect them from the Council office, James Cumming Wing, 10C Ardwick Street, Gore. 

Applications close with the Human Resources Manager Susan Jones at 5.00pm on Wednesday 25 March 2020.

Building Control Officer Job Description [PDF, 212 KB] 

Building Control Officer Application Form [PDF, 210 KB]



Applications close with the Human Resources Manager Susan Jones at 5.00pm on Friday 13 March 2020.

Head Swim Coach Job Description [PDF, 215 KB]

Head Swim Coach Application Form  [PDF, 211 KB]






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