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Careers with us

Looking for a 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.
  • New Zealand's favourite beach is a maximum of 1.5 hours from our offices.
  • A region that covers some of New Zealand's most beautiful countryside.
  • Recreational lakes within an hours travel from each of our offices.
  • We belong to Champions for Change and are committed to diversity at Toi Moana.

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. 

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 job and create an account to apply
    Find current vacancies at Bay of Plenty Regional Council on our Job Search page. 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