Looking for career that fits your lifestyle? Bay of Plenty Regional Council has many diverse roles and opportunities throughout the region. Come join us!

Our values

Our vision of “Thriving together - mō te taiao, mō ngā tāngata” means we want to ensure that both the environment and the people in the region thrive.  Looking after the environment is at the heart of what we do.

Our values reflect who we are and what is important to us; Trust, Integrity, Courage, Manaakitanga, Kotahitanga, Whanuangatanga.

Benefits of working with us

What do we love about working in the Bay of Plenty and for the Bay of Plenty Regional Council? 

We’re a values driven organisation who really cares about our people.  Some additional benefits of working here are:

  • Opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to improve our environment
  • Commitment to ongoing training, education, learning and development
  • Gold standard well-being programme with WorkWell NZ
  • NZ's favourite beach is a maximum of 1.5 hours from our offices
  • A region that covers some of NZ's most beautiful countryside
  • Recreational lakes within an hours travel from each of our offices

If you’d like to work with talented and enthusiastic people who like to have fun and enjoy our spectacular environment, then the Bay of Plenty Regional Council is the place for you.  

Faces behind our organisation

Anna Dawson and Ross Campbell give us some insight into what it's like working for the Council.

Anna Dawson
Land Management Officer

Anna Dawson, Land Management Officer

How long have you worked at Bay of Plenty Regional Council?
About 1.5 years.

What does your role focus on?
Working with community environmental groups, volunteers and school groups to assist them with the resources and technical expertise they require to achieve their environmental goals. All the groups have different focuses, it could be anything from pest animal and plant control, restoration planting or special projects in native bush, estuaries, wetlands, stream margins, parks and reserves.

What do you enjoy most about working for the Council?
Great culture and people. Lots of different personal and professional opportunities. Variation in work. Mix of field and office balance.

Ross Campbell
Lead Creative Partner, Communications

How long have you worked at Bay of Plenty Regional Council?
Three years.

What do you enjoy most about working for the Council?
I enjoy the people I work with the most.  That and the feeling that I am doing something good for the community and the environment.

Which BOPRC value do you identify with the most?
The value I identify closely with is whanau - the family inclusiveness of looking after each other is important to me. 

How to apply 

Applying for any of our jobs is simple. We like to get as much information as we can before making a decision on who we would like to interview, so please set aside 10-15 minutes of your time to tell us about yourself. The process involves three steps.

1. Find the position you are interested in.

Find jobs at Bay of Plenty Regional Council now.

Using the search feature, you can search by keyword or filter by location, department or job type.

If you're a new user, you will need to create an account before applying for a job.

2. Answer our questionnaire.

We will ask a few questions, which are designed to provide us with a little more information about you. Answering these questions allows us to process your application more efficiently.

3. Upload or build your CV.

If you have a CV in a compatible format (Doc, docx, pdf, htm, rtf, and txt files), you can upload it onto our system by following a couple of simple steps. If you don't have a CV, it will be worth spending some time preparing one before starting the application process.

Note: You will receive a confirmation email from our system that your application has been received, if you do not receive anything please log into your account to check that there is no outstanding information required.  If you have any further problems please contact people.support@boprc.govt.nz