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.

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How to apply for a job

You can apply for any of our vacancies online by filling in the application form provided. 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

Senior / Principal Planner

  • Opportunity for Promotion
  • Flexible Gore Based Senior Role
  • Southland’s Beautiful Outdoor Paradise

The Gore District is undergoing unprecedented growth across all sectors, spearheaded by a new $260m premium nutritional plant currently nearing completion and with further investment already planned. Reporting to the General Manager Regulatory and Planning, this key role leads the full spectrum of resource management, planning and policy development functions including: resource consent processing, district plan implementation, and execution of the spatial plan and growth strategy, whilst ensuring services are delivered with a strong community and customer focus.

Successful candidates will have a relevant tertiary qualification with demonstrated leadership experience in planning, resource management or policy analysis. A sound working knowledge of the Resource Management Act, Planning and Consent processing, RMA policy and Bylaws is essential, along with excellent interpersonal, communication and project management skills. This challenging role is flexible to suit either an intermediate or a senior level candidate wanting a step up to the next level.

This represents an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to lead and develop the RMA functions for the Gore District Council, whilst enjoying all the lifestyle benefits of living in the Southland District.

To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover letter and CV to quoting 480815LG. Applications close on 29 July 2018.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

To view a position description, please visit the Job Search page at

For more information please phone Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367.

Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

part-time positions available

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 looking for two motivated and enthusiastic people to join our fantastic team at the Gore Aquatic Centre. We can offer two set roster options with a minimum of 18.75 or 23 hours per week.

We also have vacancies for swim instructors who are required both during the day and afterschool to help deliver the free swimming lesson programme to primary school children as well as the popular Leaping Frogs Swim School programme.

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.

If you:

  • are a competent swimmer;
  • 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.

Download an application form and job description below, or apply online.

Applications close with the Human Resources Manager Susan Jones at 5.00pm on Monday 23 July 2018.

Lifeguard Position 1 Job Description [PDF, 229 KB]

Lifeguard Position 4 Job Description [PDF, 261 KB]

Lifeguard Application Form [PDF, 190 KB]

Swim Instructor Job Description [PDF, 179 KB]

Swim Instructor Application Form [PDF, 172 KB]

Spray Operator-Gardener

A vacancy has arisen for a qualified spray operator to join the Council’s dedicated parks team. This is a full-time, permanent position. Applicants must be physically fit, self-motivated and team players, with a high level of customer service focus and a positive work ethic.

Download the job description and application form below, or apply online. Applications close with the Human Resources Manager Susan Jones at 5.00pm on Monday 6 August 2018.

Spray Operator-Gardener Job Description [PDF, 126 KB]

Spray Operator-Gardener Application Form [PDF, 171 KB]

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