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 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 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

We are recruiting for the following positions at the Gore Aquatic Centre:


We need two motivated and enthusiastic people to join our fantastic team. Our lifeguards provide high quality and effective supervision of customers through proactive and vigilant supervision of the pool environment. These are critical positions, involving responsibility for public safety. We can offer set roster options with a minimum of 21.5 hours per week.

Job description - position 1 [PDF, 219 KB]

Job description - position 2 [PDF, 307 KB]

Application form [PDF, 191 KB]


Swim Instructors 

These are part-time roles that may suit students and adults wanting part-time work. Our instructors teach aquatic programmes from babies learn to swim through to adults and professional coaching. The Centre operates on a roster system, seven days a week. No experience necessary as full training will be given, however you must be a competent swimmer. Lifeguard roles include early morning, day, weekend and evening shifts.

Job description [PDF, 218 KB]

Application form [PDF, 191 KB]

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.

Download an application form [PDF, 191 KB] and the relevant job description, or collect from the Council office, 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore. You can also apply online.

Applications close with the Human Resources Manager, Susan Jones, at 5.00pm on Monday 11 November 2019.


Events Coordinator

A job where no two days are the same.  You will be involved in planning, organising and promoting a range of local and destinational events to ensure they are professional, provide a memorable experience to participants and lend support to the Gore District’s brand of Rural City Living.  Our events are promoted through traditional and digital channels. 

Job description [PDF, 230 KB]

Application form [PDF, 192 KB]

The position will also provide a range of communication assistance to the Council across a range of channels, including the website, Facebook, local media and Antenno.



The role will have an opportunity to work on all aspects of the Council’s resource management functions, from public enquiries, minor consents, research for policy decisions and monitoring.   A review of the district plan is about to commence and the successful candidate will be closely involved with the work associated with the review.

Job description- Planner [PDF, 179 KB]

Job description- Graduate planner [PDF, 179 KB]

Application form [PDF, 193 KB]

We can offer an unrivalled chance to experience all the RMA has to offer to a recent graduate or a planner with some experience. 


3 Waters Technical Administrator

If you are a talented administrator with a technical background, this role could be right for you.  It monitors and actions compliance requirements for resource consents and drinking water standards, provides asset management support and carries out general administrative tasks. 

Job description [PDF, 176 KB]

Application form [PDF, 193 KB]

A background in science and/or civil engineering would be an advantage but is not essential. This position would suit someone looking to get into or further advance their career in the water industry. Training will be provided to the right candidate. There is plenty of variety on offer and contributing to the overall objectives of the 3 Waters activity will ensure you become an integral team member.


3 Waters Network Operator

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Network Operator to join our well established, in-house 3 Waters team. You will assist in the operation and maintenance of our treatment plants and completing reactive and scheduled maintenance on reticulation assets.

Gore is set to grow and with over $35m of investment in 3 Waters over the next 10 years it's a great time to join us.

Ideally, you'll have some experience in the construction and maintenance of water supply and wastewater reticulation and knowledge of traffic management and health and safety. However, we are open to considering applicants with all levels of experience and will provide the required training for the right candidate.

Job Description [PDF, 215 KB]

Application Form [PDF, 192 KB]


Digitisation Project Officer (fixed term)

This is a fixed term role for one year and will provide support and resource for the successful completion of the Council’s property file digitisation project.  It will include quality assurance of digital files, adding relevant metadata, registering documents into Council’s Electronic Document Management System (EDRMS) HPE Content Manager, responding to customer requests and supporting staff in the use of digital files. 

Job description [PDF, 241 KB] 

Application form [PDF, 193 KB]

You will need to have demonstrated experience working with records management standards and Public Records Act 2005 requirements together with a range of IT skills.


Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: