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


Building Control Officer

We have 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. Ideally, we seek an experienced BCO to join our team, but we will consider applicants from all levels.

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;
  • possess good skills with electronic devices and can handle constant technological advances;
  • ideally have experience within the regulatory environment of local government; and
  • have a champion attitude!

Applicants must have a permanent right to live and work in New Zealand.

Applications close with the Human Resources Manager, Susan Jones, at 5.00pm on Friday 13 August 2021.

You can apply online or download the application form below.

Job Description [PDF, 3.4 MB]

Application Form [PDF, 212 KB]


 

 

Garden Labourer (fixed term)

We are seeking a keen garden labourer to join our parks team to assist with workload over the coming months.  Key duties include assisting staff with flower bed preparation and planting as required and general parks and reserves maintenance tasks as directed.

The position is available immediately until 3 December 2021.

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Applications close with the Human Resources Manager, Susan Jones, at 5.00pm on Monday 9 August 2021.

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You can apply online or download the application form below.

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 Job Description [PDF, 185 KB]

Application Form [PDF, 193 KB]


 

Closing the Gaps Navigator (fixed term)

The Gore District Council is the recipient of funding to assist with creating a local employability programme to strengthen transition into employment.  The funding is through an initiative of the Mayors’ Taskforce for Jobs and will directly support displaced workers and young people who are not currently in employment, education or training. 

The Council invites applications from interested people to fill the role of Navigator.  The position will assist the Coordinator with key tasks including liaising with new employees placed under the Closing the Gaps programme, assisting with information on the development of CV’s, interviews and job applications and providing advice to young people.

If you have excellent customer service and administration skills, an affinity with young people and can relate and build relationship along with an understanding of business, we would love to hear from you.

The position is available for a fixed term until 30 June 2022.  The Council will consider applicants who would be available for part-time hours.

Applicants must have a permanent right to live and work in New Zealand.

Applications close with the Human Resources Manager, Susan Jones, at 5.00pm on Monday 2 August 2021.

You can apply online or download the application form below.

Job Description [PDF, 171 KB]

Application Form [PDF, 219 KB]


 

Building Control Compliance Officer

We have 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 as well as compliance duties. 

While some previous experience is preferred, we are open to applicants from all levels.  If you enjoy variety, don’t take yourself too seriously and want a change in your career, we would love to hear from you.

You will ideally hold a National Diploma in Building Control Surveying or a similar qualification and have experience within the regulatory environment of local government.

Applicants must have a permanent right to live and work in New Zealand. 

Applications close with the Human Resources Manager, Susan Jones, at 5.00pm on Monday 2 August 2021.

You can apply online or download the application form below.

Job Description [PDF, 186 KB]

Application Form [PDF, 218 KB]


 

Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

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 currently recruiting for:

  • motivated and enthusiastic people to join our fantastic Lifeguard team.  We can offer two set roster options with a minimum of 21.75 hours and 22.25 per week.
  • additional Swim Instructors due to our swim school growing in popularity and demand. 

The Centre operates on a roster system, seven days a week.  Lifeguard roles 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.

Please apply online or download the application form below.

Applications close with the Human Resources Manager, Susan Jones, at 5.00pm on Friday 30 July 2021.

Job Description [PDF, 218 KB]- Swim Instructor

Job Description [PDF, 329 KB]- Lifeguard 21.75 hr

Job Description [PDF, 314 KB]- Lifeguard 22.25 hr

Application Form  [PDF, 219 KB]


 

 

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