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Senior Heritage and Urban Regeneration Advisor

Job details

Wellington City Council
24 Jan 2022
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Culture & Heritage, Design, Marketing & Media


  • Contribute to crucial and meaningful work for Wellington
  • Help shape the future of our city's heritage and built environment
  • Strategic, externally focussed role

We have an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about Wellington's heritage and the future city to join us at a crucial time.

Kia mahi ngātahi mō Pōneke mō tōna āpōpō

Working together for Wellington's future.

The Council celebrates the city's cultural heritage and is committed to its best-practice management. Our Heritage Team provides regulatory and funding advice, management and advocacy to enhance the contribution of heritage to city's urban regeneration. This role sits in our new created Strategic Planning unit; this unit is focussed on leading and guiding the long-term future direction of how our city should develop, look and feel. This role like many other roles in this unit will focus on increasing collaboration across our business units to help us deliver on our ambitions for the future of the city by working as one team and creating great partnerships within our group and the wider organisation and our partners across the city.

The primary purpose of the role is to 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 for urban regeneration outcomes. Your specialist knowledge of heritage buildings, ability to see the big picture and understand our strategic priorities will help you facilitate 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 assessments of Resource Consent applications under the Resource Management Act. Experience in heritage management in a RMA environment and an understanding of New Zealand's heritage legislation are important.

This is an opportunity for someone who is agile and adaptive in their approach to be involved in exciting changes in Wellington. Your experience will be in either heritage management, urban development, architecture or design. You will also have a good understanding of Mana Whenua perspectives and the place of the Treaty of Waitangi in local government.

Our team is made up of specialist subject matter experts passionate about heritage and urban regeneration outcomes for the city. We have a good working culture, the work is varied, we embrace flexible working options and we are a fun and collaborative bunch of people. 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 Monday, 24 January 2022.

Wellington City Council is currently undergoing a health and safety risk assessment and consultation, to determine how the Council will implement the New Zealand Covid 19 Protection Framework in our workplaces.

We are assessing whether vaccinations are mandatory for some roles within Council, to ensure the health and safety of our team and customers.

This role will be reviewed under the risk assessment and depending on the outcome, may require you to be fully vaccinated.

If it is confirmed that COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory for this role, you will be notified if shortlisted for interview: This will mean that it will be a requirement of your employment that you will be fully vaccinated and that you provide proof accordingly. It will also be a requirement to maintain your COVID-19 vaccination status.

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15 Dec 2021

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