Compliance Manager

We are looking for a Compliance Manager to join our Resource Management directorate at the Taranaki Regional Council. This position is a permanent full time role.


Mō mātou | About us

We are an enthusiastic bunch of people at Taranaki Regional Council, helping the region continue to be an enviable place to live, play and do business. 

Our main office is based right in the centre of the region, under the Maunga (mountain), in Whakaahurangi (Stratford). Staff live throughout the region.

We have 3 beautiful gardens; Pukeiti, Tūpare and Hollard Gardens. Many of our staff work on a daily basis around the region and we are a 35 minute commute from New Plymouth. This region allows you to have all the big city benefits whilst maintaining a rural lifestyle given the relatively quick ability to travel between our towns and the city.


Whakatakanga & Whanonga pono|  Mission & Values

Our mission is to work for a thriving Taranaki by promoting the sustainable use, development and protection of our natural and physical resources, and advocating for the region’s best interests.

We are committed to providing a service first approach to the public and regional community, and in doing so aim to continue to better the quality of our performance while working safely, sustaining effective communication and teamwork, having the initiative and right to make mistakes, holding accountability for improvement, being results-driven, and holding high job satisfaction.


Mō te tūnga | About the role

Leading a team of dedicated Compliance staff at Taranaki Regional Council,  the Compliance Manager will be instrumental in maintaining the integrity of our regional plans and rules by implementing compliance monitoring and enforcement.   

Responsibilities include:

  • Strategic leadership of the organisation and direction of the Council's Compliance Section
  • Managing the Council’s response to all  non compliance, including unauthorised discharge
  • incidents
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders
  • Providing advice to the public and resource users
  • Where necessary responding to complaints and undertaking enforcement, using a wide range of tools.

Being a leadership position the role is also responsible for building capability, setting clear expectations, and providing mentoring and development opportunities. Of course there will also be guidance and support from the Director – Resource Management.


Mōu | About you

You will bring professionalism and versatility to the team, creating an environment where people are supported and feel proud about the work they do.  We like to set people up for success so you’ll be a leading applicant if you also have:

  • Proven experience in people management with the desire and enthusiasm to build a positive team culture
  • Demonstrable experience in compliance or enforcement
  • Resourcefulness and resilience with exceptional communication and cultural intelligence skills
  • Confidence to negotiate and resolve conflict
  • Practical knowledge of rural activities and/or industrial operations
  • Knowledge of relevant farming and/or industrial practice, and some experience in the treatment and disposal methods for agricultural and industrial wastes
  • Sound investigating, analysis and report writing skills with the ability to confidently embrace technology
  • An appreciation and understanding of Māori cultural and spiritual values
  • Ideally a relevant tertiary qualification.


What’s on offer?

Taranaki Regional Council is a fantastic place to work! We have a great Compliance team with many staff perks including:

  • Active social club
  • Flexible working options
  • Induction programmes for every new employee
  • Free car parking
  • Training opportunities within each role.

However, the best part is working alongside fantastic people who are truly dedicated to the Taranaki region.


Interested? Here’s how to apply

Click on the ‘apply’ button below, fill out your application form and add your CV and cover letter. Further details on the role can be found on the Position Description link, or for any other questions please contact Tamsin Moala, People & Wellness Coordinator on (06) 765 7127. 

Applications be made directly through our website 

There is no closing date for this vacancy.  Applications will remain open until a successful candidate is appointed and we reserve the right to close this vacancy when we have received sufficient, suitable applications. Please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

To apply for this job, you must have the legal right to be able to work in New Zealand as we are currently not accredited to support applicants via the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV).

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: KSAO27619

Location: Stratford

Closing Date: Friday, 1 December 2023