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You can make a difference in New Zealand supporting the conservation of historic heritage. Your everyday business will involve working with a diverse range of local communities in managing a wide range of heritage planning processes relating to historic monuments, buildings, archaeological sites and places of significance to iwi.

Planner - based in Christchurch

Part-time 30 hours per week.

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga has a vacancy for an experienced resource management planner for Canterbury and West Coast based in the Southern Region office in Christchurch.  Some travel within these areas will be required.  

This position provides a real opportunity to make a major contribution as part of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Southern Region team in promoting the protection and conservation of our important historic places.  Your expertise, personality and creativity will complement the committed multidisciplinary team of specialists in our central city office. 

The position involves a wide range of diverse activities including proactive engagement with regulators and property owners to develop strategies, policies, plans and consenting processes to recognise and provide for the retention and ongoing use of historic heritage.  It also involves resource management planning to support our Heritage Property team managing our nationally significant heritage properties throughout the South Island.

It is a busy and rewarding position for a planner with an understanding and appreciation of the importance of heritage and its contribution to the places New Zealanders call 'home'. 

A tertiary qualification in planning or related field and relevant experience is required.  Read the job description.

Applications for this position close at 5pm on Monday 30 November 2020.

How to apply

If this sounds like your ideal role, we'd love to hear from you.

Please send your cover letter, CV and completed application form to recruit@heritage.org.nz.