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, click on this link to our online form . 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

Health and Safety Administrator

This is a newly created role where no two days will be the same, so if variety and challenge are attributes of your ideal job, we would love to hear from you.  With opportunities for career advancement, this position will be key in establishing and maintaining a programme of continuous improvement for health and safety and compliance with current legislation.  You will also provide some human resources assistance.

The position demands a working knowledge of and relevant experience with the Health and Safety at Work Act.  If you have an open and inquisitive mind, can think through issues and have sound judgment, then delve further into this full-time role.    

Applications close with the Human Resources Manager Susan Jone at 5.00pm, Friday 13 November.

You can apply online here or download the application form below.

Job Description [PDF, 226 KB]

Application Form [PDF, 211 KB]

Senior Planner

If you are looking for a step up in your career, then delve further into this new role with the Gore District Council.  With opportunities for career advancement, this position will cover an expanding work load and work under the guidance of the Council’s recently appointed General Manager Regulatory and Community Services.  The successful applicant can look forward to being involved with:

  • Assisting in the preparation and implementation of a new district plan
  • Managing and processing a range of resource consents
  • Preparing a range of Council policy documents

This role will provide an opportunity for experienced planners with a background in policy development and implementation and/or consenting to contribute in a positive way to the future development of the district.

We need you to have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification;
  • Sound knowledge of the RMA legislative requirements;
  • Excellent written and oral skills;
  • Be able to offer a high standard of planning advice and customer service to internal and external customers and ensure compliance with plan rules and relevant legislation; and
  • A desire to make a difference.

The Council provides a positive and encouraging work environment that focuses on the professional development of its staff. 

The Gore District offers an affordable and vibrant rural city living experience in an area with provincial values, but the facilities of a larger urban area.  Its various recreational activities, festivals and cultural events are nationally recognised.  It is also centrally located, being two hours travel from Queenstown and Dunedin, 90 minutes from Te Anau and an hour from Invercargill.

Applications close with the Human Resources Manager, Susan Jones, at 5.00pm on Monday 9 November 2020.

You can apply online here or download the application form below.

Job Description [PDF, 237 KB]

Application Form [PDF, 210 KB]



We are searching for a gardener to join our small but dedicated team responsible for the development and maintenance of Gore’s Main Street gardens and our nursery. We would prefer you to have a horticultural qualification and associated experience. 

If you are a passionate horticulturalist with well-developed amenity horticultural skills, we would love to hear from you.  You must also be self-motivated and a team player, with a high level of customer service focus. 

Our parks team is widely regarded as delivering some of the country’s best maintained public parks and amenity areas.

Applications close at 5.00pm, Monday 2 November.

You can apply online or download the application form below.

Job Description [PDF, 188 KB]

Application Form [PDF, 210 KB]



Closing the Gaps Coordinator - Gore District Mayors’ Taskforce for Jobs initiative

(fixed term until 30 June 2021)

The Gore District Council has received funding to assist with creating a local programme to strengthen transition into employment.  The funding is through an initiative of the Mayors’ Taskforce for Jobs and will directly support up to 15 displaced workers and up to 35 young people who are not currently in employment, education or training. 

We invite applications from interested people to fill the role of Coordinator.  The position will take a lead at an operational level for the delivery of the Closing the Gaps initiative.  Key tasks include undertaking a scoping exercise to identify common themes, needs or barriers to employment for local employers, liaising with local stakeholders and supporting the target group to secure sustainable employment.

The position will commence on 2 November 2020 for a fixed term until 30 June 2021.

You can apply online , download an application form and job description below and email to, or collect them from our temporary Council office, James Cumming Wing, Ardwick Street, Gore.                                                                                                  

Applications close  at 5.00pm on Tuesday 27 October 2020.

Job Description [PDF, 189 KB]

Application Form [PDF, 211 KB]


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