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Our Council

We are a smaller local authority that governs over a large area we affectionately call the 'Land of Ranges'.

Tararua District Council can offer you a stimulating, challenging and rewarding career that will utilise your expertise and skills to achieve our goals and enhance your personal growth. The Tararua District is experiencing unprecedented growth at the moment so it's a great time to become part of a small, but dynamic, Council.

Council has opportunities for every skill set. Whether you are an engineer looking for an escape from the busy city, our Tararua Alliance provides the perfect placement or maybe you are a recent marketing graduate looking for your first role, either way Council welcomes you.

Benefits of Working for Council Include:

  • Professional development opportunities - Study assistance, ongoing investment in learning and development and an active interest in progressing your career
  • Friendly and supportive staff - We are proud of our culture at Tararua District Council and consider each other family.
  • Flexible working arrangements - We understand the growing importance of work-life balance and that's why Council works with you to ensure mutual benefits in your working arrangements
  • Commitment to workplace health and safety - Our health and safety committee is made up of members from all over Council ensuring our various departments have their voice heard. We also promote several healthy lifestyle events over the course of the year.

So if you are motivated, positive and creative and thrive in a team environment then you've come to the right place.

Equal Employment Opportunities Policy

The Council is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity in the recruitment, employment, training and promotion of its employees. The organisation will provide a welcoming positive environment and will implement a purposeful programme of action to ensure its activities and services are carried out with an awareness of, and an intent to eliminate discrimination, including in the areas of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, gender, religion, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, people with disabilities or age.

The Council will ensure that equal employment opportunities are promoted and provided within the organisation by:

  • Fostering a positive climate in the work place, which appreciates a diversity of background and individual contribution, and encourages employees to develop their potential.
  • Selecting the best person for the job on the basis of the job requirements and the ability of that person to perform the job.
  • Ensuring that all personnel policies, procedures and activities reflect the fundamental principles of the Equal Employment Opportunities Policy, in the recruitment, employment, training and promotion of employees.
  • Identifying and providing appropriate training programmes that will include bicultural training to enable employees to best meet the requirements of their current jobs and to develop additional skills with a view to future promotion
  • Promoting employees on the basis of performance (past, present and potential), and the willingness of the employees to accept greater responsibility.
  • Maintaining a workplace free of discrimination and harassment, including on the basis of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, gender, religion, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, people with disabilities or age.