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Consent Processing Team Leader

Housing New Zealand Corporation
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Workplace Health and Safety
Auckland - Auckland Central
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Full-time permanent role
  • Based in our Greenlane, Auckland Office
  • Annual salary of $141,450 plus five weeks' annual leave and a suite of insurances

About Housing New Zealand

Housing New Zealand Corporation is a Crown agent that provides housing services for people in need. It isn't just about getting a roof over people's heads - we also work closely with others to ensure our tenants have access to good support services.

On 1 October 2019, Housing New Zealand Corporation becomes part of Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities.

About Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities

Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities, brings together the three existing agencies of Housing New Zealand, HLC and KiwiBuild to form a new organisation.

Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities is central to the Government's aspirations for housing and urban development. It will work across the housing spectrum to build thriving communities where everyone has a place to call home.

This new organisation will have two key roles - being a public housing landlord, and partnering with the development community, iwi, local and central government to deliver urban development projects of all sizes.

The anticipated start date for this new organisation is 1 October 2019.

Our Values - Kotahitanga - One Team

Housing New Zealand has important work to do and our aspirations are big. We believe that people do their best within an environment of trust, care, contribution, humility and learning. We also do our best when we take personal responsibility to achieve our shared vision and maintain a working environment we are proud of.

The values that drive us are:

  • we trust each other and share ownership
  • we care about each other as people
  • everyone's contribution matters
  • we are humble and genuine
  • we continually learn and innovate.

The role

Our vision is 'Building lives and communities by housing New Zealanders'. To help us achieve this we are currently recruiting for a Consents Processing Team Leader to join our recently formed National Building Consent Authority. Reporting to the Consent Processing Manager you'll be a key contributor to leadership of the BCA. The role provides management of the Consent Processing team as well as being the technical expert in consent processing. This technical leadership extends to being responsible and accountable for all decisions made by members of the team, and also for the assessing and approving new materials that are fit for purpose and meet code.

The role needs people leadership skills, and significant technical building construction and/ or consenting knowledge / expertise, including extensive knowledge of R1, R2, R3, C1 and C2. A practical and positive approach, combined with relationship management and influencing expertise, is needed to create a high performing consenting environment where quality is the continued focus.

What you'll need to bring:

  • A relevant building and/or design qualification or experience to achieve required NZ Building Act 2006 Regulation 18
  • Ideally five - ten years of experience in a construction management or building regulatory role
  • Ideally two to five years experience of consent processing in a construction management or building regulatory role
  • Environmental awareness and appreciation of potential impacts of trends and legislation
  • Good report writing skills and the ability to articulate and analyse the issues
  • An ability to achieve customer service excellence in a regulatory environment

What we offer

We offer competitive salaries and five weeks annual leave for all new starters as well as a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development.

These benefits are described in more detail here

We provide a working environment with opportunities for self-development and new challenges. If you'd like to join a team of professionals who are passionate about people, improving the quality of the lives of our tenants and giving something back to the community we would love to hear from you.

To apply please follow the online process.

The reference code for this position is 48667SK

To see a copy of the position description and apply for the job, go to

To find out more about this opportunity please contact HR Service Centre at

Applications close Thursday, 22 August 2019.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.


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