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

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.

This position will cover an expanding work load and will work under the guidance of the General Manager Regulatory and Community Services. Amongst a wide range of planning functions, 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; and
• Providing advice to the Council on the implications of the forthcoming environmental legislation

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 in planning or resource management;
• Sound knowledge of the RMA legislative requirements;
• Excellent written and oral skills;
• The ability 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.

Applications close with the Human Resources Manager, Susan Jones, at 5.00pm on Monday 10 May 2021. 

You can apply online or download the application form below and email it to

Job Description [PDF, 210 KB]

Application Form [PDF, 217 KB]

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