Senior Planner - Policy

Applications closing on 10 January 2022, 09:00 AM

Senior Planner (Policy)

Permanent | Full-time OR Flexible/Part time working arrangement


Are you a motivated, experience and passionate Senior Planner looking for a new challenge in Local Government?

Our Planning Policy team is at the heart of shaping the beautiful city of Upper Hutt. We have an ambitious work programme covering growth areas, mixed use development areas, natural environment, natural hazards, landscapes and heritage for our rolling district plan review and giving effect to national and regional direction.

We are looking for a Senior Planner who is comfortable leading multiple plan changes, engaging the community, and sharing their experience with the team. Current and future workstreams include residential intensification, commercial CBD and other business uses, implementing National Policy Statements, and the Regional Growth Framework.

We pride ourselves on being one team, focused on serving our community better. Our work is stimulating and challenging, and we have lots of fun getting stuck in. There are plenty of opportunities to contribute to a wide range of projects, so if you are looking for diversity in a role then this one’s for you!

We are keen to hear from Senior Planners who:

  • Have proven analytical abilities
  • Are self-motivated and use their initiative
  • Can work independently within a small team and coordinate/influence effectively across Council
  • Enjoy taking ownership of their projects and
  • Can effectively engage with our customers.

A relevant tertiary qualification in planning/resource management is preferable, as well as relevant experience and a passion for planning.

Working with the Upper Hutt City Council is a rewarding way to support the community, work with a great team, and develop your career.  We do more than just pay you a salary, we have a range of great benefits to support you.

With 50% of the Wellington regions green space, boutique shopping, award winning Brewtown and quirky cafes all within walking distance, train station close by and free parking, Upper Hutt is a great choice for your next career move.

We welcome applications from those seeking flexible or part time working arrangements.

If you would like to be considered for this role then please apply online:  All applications must include a cover letter, CV and a completed online Upper Hutt City Council application form.



It is important for applicants to know that Upper Hutt City Council has introduced a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Employees covered by this policy are required to be fully vaccinated and provide the Council with evidence of their Covid Vaccination Pass. We are continually reviewing which roles fall under this policy.