Team Leader Consents

At the Otago Regional Council, our mission is to support the sustainable management of our environment. We’ve recently made some transformational changes within our organisation, enabling us to focus on how we work together to be sure we can deliver on our promises and continually improve how we serve our communities. We’re not overstating when we say we have some big targets to reach, and now we need the right people, in the right roles, to help us to get there.

The Opportunity

The Consents team at ORC are on the look-out for a Team Leader to join them in a full time, permanent capacity – supporting and mentoring a team of Consents Officers providing consenting services to stakeholders across the Otago region.

The role will see our ideal candidate leading and supporting the team in the provision of consents advice to both internal and external customers. They will also contribute to the development and maintenance of internal procedures; interpretation of national standards and regulations, and regional plans/codes; and the continuous improvement of the consenting process undertaken by ORC.

About You

Our preferred candidate will bring:

  • a passion for leadership;
  • an understanding of water quality issues and farming systems;
  • a relevant tertiary qualification or an equivalent of professional technical ability workflow management experience; and
  • knowledge in interpreting and working with the Resource Management Act (1991) and the Local Government Act.

As a Leader at ORC, you will be passionate about leading, developing and engaging people both individually and collectively as part of a high performing team. You will need to be a team player, who feels comfortable stepping in to assist with more complex technical matters, a competent communicator, with the ability to tailor your style and message to different groups. You will develop excellence in the teams professional and problem-solving skills, and have the personal resilience needed for this field. Partnering and collaboration will come naturally to you as will operating with integrity and respect. You will lead by example through your willingness to help where needed, but also by offering growth opportunities to others.

So, why ORC? Well, we think Otago is an amazing place – to live in, work in and to visit. At the Otago Regional Council, we’re proud to be working each day, together with our communities, to keep it that way for our future.

If you share this passion and can align your skills and experience to what we’ve outlined above, we would love to hear from you!

Position Description

How to Apply

Please complete the online application form for the position that you are applying for, attach your cover letter and CV detailing your relevant qualifications and experience and submit.

For further information, please contact Jac Grey, Recruitment and Learning Partner –

Apply online now >>

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please note:  If you are having problems submitting your details through the online form, please email

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