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Senior Heritage and Urban Regeneration Advisor

Job details

Wellington City Council
20 Jun 2021
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Culture & Heritage, Design


  • Contribute to crucial and meaningful work for Wellington
  • Help shape the future of our city's-built environment
  • Strategic and influential role

A rare and exciting opportunity for a someone passionate about Wellington's heritage and how it is shaped for the future to join us.

The Council values and celebrates the City's mana whenua heritage, built heritage and archaeological heritage and is committed to best-practice built and cultural heritage management. Our heritage team provides regulatory and funding advice, management and advocacy to enhance the contribution of heritage to city's urban regeneration.

The primary purpose of the role is to proactively understand the role of heritage and urban regeneration and develop relationships across Council and externally with heritage building owners, the commercial sector, iwi, local and central government partners to strategically utilise the Built Heritage Investment Fund. Your specialist knowledge of heritage buildings, ability to see the big picture and understand our strategic priorities will help you facilitate targeted discussions for a more joined up Council investments. You will be capable of bringing stakeholders together, establishing partnerships and facilitating collaborative relationships. We are looking for a strategic thinker who can develop new opportunities and can navigate the political landscape.

There is also a requirement for this role to provide heritage assessment of Resource Consent applications under RMA so experience in heritage management in a Resource Management Act environment and an understanding of New Zealand's heritage legislation are also essential.

This is an awesome opportunity for someone who is agile and adaptive in their approach to be involved in exciting changes and developments in Wellington. Your experience will be in either heritage management, urban development or design. You will also have a good understanding of sustainable development principles and understanding of Maori perspectives and the relation of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Our team is made up of specialist subject matter experts passionate about urban regeneration outcomes for the city, we have a really good culture, the work is varied, and we embrace flexible working options. We put people at the heart of everything we do and offer good learning and development opportunities to help enhance your time at Council. We also have family leave provisions and a generously subsidised kid's school holiday programme. You will be entitled to five weeks annual leave after two years of continuous service with us.

If you are looking for a role where you can really make an impact, then don't wait! Click the apply button to submit an application and/or to view the position description. All applications must be submitted online with a CV and cover letter.

If you have any questions you are welcome to get in touch with Mark Lindsay, Heritage Manager at

Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand. Applications for this role will close Sunday, 20 June 2021.

We're looking for people who share our passion for Wellington and have the same values that we do - to make our city an even better place to live and work.

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