Our vision for the Tasman District is to be a thriving, vibrant, interactive community where people enjoy a wonderful lifestyle and the natural environment is well cared for, where we all live and work sustainably, with employment opportunities for everyone, and where residents and visitors can enjoy the stunning natural beauty of our District.
We achieve all of this by:
Giving Service: The people and places of the District are at the heart of everything we do. Our services touch the lives of everyone and enable communities to reach their potential.
Communicating Effectively: Open and effective communication is critical to our work. It engages and connects us and shares understanding and knowledge from which everyone benefits.
Working Together: We are all one team, achieving more by working together as a team with our partners. Sharing our problems and solutions leads to better decision-making and outcomes.
Showing Leadership: There is a leader in every one of us. Leadership is a shared value that we show. This means demonstrating leadership in our own work and when leading our people and communities.
Working the Tasman Way: We value Tasman’s unique and diverse people and places. We are resourceful, innovative and committed to meeting our communities’ needs and aspirations.
With about 300 employees, the Tasman District Council has the structure of a larger organisation but the culture and feel of a smaller one. Working here you get the best of both worlds.
Climate and lifestyle are two of the major factors for people choosing to live and work in the Tasman District. If you love the sunshine and the great outdoors, the Tasman District provides plenty of opportunity for tramping, mountaineering, camping, hunting and horse trekking through to boating and fishing.
With three national parks (Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes) and Tasman's Great Taste Trail on your doorstep, there’s plenty of opportunity to explore the best parts of the region. If the outdoors aren’t for you, you can sit back and relax at one of the many great restaurants, cafes or bars.
It is often said that people make an organisation, and it is no different here. We have a great team of approachable people who are supportive and will work with you to get the best out of you.
Our people are what make the Tasman District Council a great place to work. We are recognised leaders in our roles, who provide good value and have a reputation for being among the best at what we do.
Meet some of our team and hear why they love working for us:
Melanie, Administration Officer – Regulatory (Environment & Planning)
My role as an Administration Officer to the Regulatory and Compliance teams includes providing all aspects of administration support, including processing of alcohol licensing applications, entering data, drafting reports, invoicing and issuing of certificates and licences, managing purchase orders, taking minutes at meetings and updating various databases. I am also involved in the organisation process for Maritime New Zealand audits, paperwork for commercial vessel operators, NZ Transport Agency for Excise Duty Refunds, oil spill processes and involved in bylaw procedures. From time to time I have the opportunity of getting out and about in our beautiful district reading water meters and supervising the summer students. I have worked in local government for 10 years and have a very varied and eventful position at the Tasman District Council, which keeps me busy and challenged both in and out of the office.
Sarah, Human Resources Advisor (Executive and Governance)
My role as a Human Resources Advisor is to provide advice and support to managers and staff in the areas of recruitment, selection and induction, performance management, employment relations, legislation, learning and development, change management and the list goes on. I joined the Council in April 2018. This is my first role in Local Government, and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. I work in a great team, and love that the Council has the structure of a larger organisation but the culture and feel of a smaller one.
Mike, Community Partnerships Coordinator (Community Development)
In my role I work with a wide range of community groups and government agencies to advise, develop and support community projects, facilities and events. I also manage the operation of Councils Community Facilities, Councils event programme, Councils contestable funding rounds and Councils Environmental Education delivery. I’ve worked at the Council since August 2001, and for me, it’s all about the people. Every day I meet and work with dynamic, passionate and solution focused individuals and groups who are working to make this a better place to live and play – what’s not to love.
Anna, Policy Advisor & Deputy Electoral Officer
My role as Policy Advisor & Deputy Electoral Officer includes reviewing reserve management plans and the Reserves & Facilities Activity Management Plan, providing policy advice on a range of issues, helping to coordinate our Long Term Plan (LTP) project and draft sections of LTP text, working with external stakeholders to improve the Waimea Inlet, assisting Sandra Hartley (Electoral Officer) with local elections/by-elections/polls, and working with other staff on Te Ao Māori project, to improve Council-iwi engagement. I don’t really have a ‘typical’ day, as each can be completely different from the next – one day I’ll be putting together an application for a government funding opportunity, and the next I’ll be presenting a report to Council on coastal protection policies on reserves. I joined the Council in April 2014. I really enjoy working with a wide range of people (staff, Councillors, iwi, the public) on a variety of projects.
Bevan, Building Inspections Officer (Building Assurance)
In my role as a Building Inspections Officer I work on a project dealing with Certificate of Acceptance’s. This involves application assessment against the performance criteria of the New Zealand Building Code, alternative solution assessment, obtaining required details and onsite performance based assessment for work undertaken. I work with people who are aware of the illegal work that’s been carried out, and a surprising number of people who have only become aware of their illegal alterations due to the sale of the property. Each requires a very different approach and the ability to adapt to multiple situations. I joined the Council in May 2013, but have been working as a Building Inspector for almost a decade. I enjoy the many facets of compliance, both Building Consent Authority (BCA) and Territorial Authority (TA), and being involved in the improvement of the housing stock within the area I have chosen to raise my children in.
Every year we employ a number of Summer Students across the Council, to work for a period of 12-16 weeks over the Summer months (mid-November to February).
Recruitment for Summer Students begins late June/early July. All applications must be submitted online via the Current Vacancies page
NMIT Student Employment Scholarships
Tasman District Council supports the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) Employment Scholarship Scheme to provide young people with a pathway from school to the workplace.
The NMIT Employment Scholarship scheme is for business administration students. It works in a similar way to an apprenticeship with students working full or part-time in a business administration role while studying in a supported class for three hours a week at NMIT to gain skills and qualifications.
The Human Resources e-mail is monitored during normal office hours: 8.00 am - 4.30 pm Monday to Friday.
We will aim to respond to your e-mail before the end of the next business day.
Please note that all job applications must be made using the online application form.