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Kapiti Coast District Council : Principal Advisor Regulatory Services


Full-time – fixed-term (three years)

We are looking for an exceptional person to fill a senior role to support our Group Manager Regulatory Services.

Our Council has identified these key drivers for change in the management and delivery of regulatory services including:

  • continuous improvement, alongside a ‘system stewardship’ approach
  • identifying and nurturing key internal and external relationships
  • identifying and prioritising key customers and putting them at the centre of our focus
  • building and maintaining our capability to effectively respond to changes in the legislative environment.

Our Principal Advisor will play a key role in building on our progress in these areas. The ideal candidate would have experience working within local or central government and has strong proven experience in a policy or regulatory environment. The role requires someone who is sharp-minded, demonstrates clear thinking, has excellent influencing, communication and relationship management skills. You’ll need to be adept at problem-solving, delivering on projects and managing risks.

Working for the Kāpiti Coast District Council means being part of a caring, dynamic and effective team who work together to make a positive difference in the community we serve. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and you’d like to be part of our team, contact us now.

Enquiries about this position should be directed to James Jefferson on 04 296 4752.

The successful applicant will need to undergo the usual pre-employment checks, including drug and alcohol screening and police, criminal history and credit checks. Please note you must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

Further information about the position and application documents are published on our website at

Closing 12.00pm on Monday, 29 November 2021.