Data and Insights Officer

We are looking for a new Data and Insights officer to join our Consents Business Support department at the Taranaki Regional Council. This position is permanent full time.


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).

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

Alongside the Consents Business Support – Customer Engagement role, this role is responsible for all aspects of administration, processing, and data management of consenting provisions in conjunction with Resource Management Act 1991. Duties include entering and tracking consent processes, collecting, analysing, and reporting on data, and providing insights to consent trends. A fundamental part of this role is to provide statistical forecasting information including the development and championing of a Consents Business Delivery Plan. This will involve liaising with various departments within the organisation, including Policy, Science, Communications, Land Management and Environment Services.

This role reports to the Consents Business Support team leader and supported by the Consents Manager – Resource Consents, and Director – Resource Management.


Mōu | About you

While prior experience dealing with consent and statutory processes is not necessary, ideally the successful candidate will have a relevant tertiary qualification and, preferably in a local government environment.  

We like to set people up for success so you’ll be a leading applicant if you also have:

  • Practical knowledge and understanding of the Resource Management Act 1991
  • Proven data-based reporting with use of software applications
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills, particularly when it comes to dealing with confidential information
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team.

If you have knowledge in data and analytics, we would love to hear from you!


What’s on offer?

Taranaki Regional Council is a fantastic place to work! We have great staff perks that include:

  • 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

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

Applications close on 06 October 2022 and must be made directly through this website. 

Please note we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we have received sufficient applications. Please submit your applications as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: IMAO27583

Location: Stratford

Closing Date: Thursday, 6 October 2022