Last updated: 19 Jan, 2022 06:22pm

Carterton District Council is a vibrant, hard working council who strive for excellence. Recruiting new employees for our team is coordinated by our People and Wellbeing Team.

Current Vacancies

Library Assistant

Part time (32 hrs per week) fixed term until 30th June 2022.

The Wairarapa Library Service (WLS) is a joint initiative between South Wairarapa District Council (SWDC) and Carterton District Council (CDC). WLS provides community library services to almost 20,000 people from its sites in Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown and Carterton. We’re recruiting for a Library Assistant to work in our team. More than just liking to read, you’ll ideally have recent library experience, but if not, you’ll be familiar with using computer systems and helping others to use them effectively. You’ll have an eye for detail, have customer service experience and be genuinely interested in the role of modern public libraries in our communities.

If you’ve got initiative, like being busy, are able to learn new systems and are keen to get a foot in the door with a huge global sector, take a look at the job description.

The role will be based mainly at Carterton Library, but will work across all four branches on rostered shifts Tuesday – Saturday.

As the libraries are located in buildings that require COVID-19 Vaccination Pass for entry, it is a requirement for applicants to be fully vaccinated.

If you think this sounds like you, please send your covering letter and C.V. to

Applications close at 5.00pm on Wednesday 26th January 2022.

Planning Officer (Graduate Role)

Located in the heart of the beautiful Wairarapa valley, the Carterton District is growing rapidly! We’ve got big plans – from the town centre regeneration to a large urban growth development, Carterton is buzzing. And our Council is at the forefront of this success!

We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a Graduate Planner who is up for the challenge of working in an exciting period of growth. Our small, but perfectly formed planning team, works across the range of planning and consenting activities so whether you have some experience and are seeking to broaden your skills and knowledge, or you are a recent graduate seeking your first position, this role can be tailored to your capabilities and aspirations.

As the successful applicant, will hold a tertiary qualification in planning, resource management, or a related field. You will be a highly motivated team player with a positive attitude and excellent communications skills. You will thrive on working in a fast-paced environment, and be able to perform well under pressure to meet deadlines. Importantly, you will be innovative with an ability to think outside the square, backed by your strong attention to detail and understanding of the regulatory environment.

Our team can provide mentorship and training to support you on this exciting career pathway, as well as offering great benefits such as flexible working arrangements, 5 weeks annual leave, and professional development opportunities.

The specific job description is available here

If you have any queries or would like to discuss the position, please contact Solitaire Robertson on 06 379 4030 /

If you already know this is the role for you, please send your covering letter and C.V. to

Finance Team Leader and Financial Services Officer

Located in the heart of beautiful Wairarapa, the Carterton District is growing rapidly.  Our community has big plans underway, so we are looking for motivated team players to increase our financial services capability, support our exciting growth, and contribute to our community’s wellbeing outcomes.

We have two positions available:

  • Finance Team Leader
  • Financial Services Officer

The successful applicants will have an accounting or finance background, together with excellent judgement and decision making.  They will be great relationship builders and communicators who can translate complex figures into layman’s terms.  Pragmatism and a sense of humour will also be an advantage!

Our people enjoy a great team environment with additional benefits such as flexible working arrangements, generous leave provisions, Kiwisaver contributions of up to 6%, and professional development opportunities.

If you have any questions, or would like further information about the roles, please contact Kelly Vatselias, Corporate Services Manager: email or phone 06 379 4030.

Job Descriptions

If you already know you belong on our team, please send your covering letter and C.V. to

Applications close at 5.00pm on Thursday 3rd February 2022.

Speculative Applications

We don’t always have roles available but we are always keen to hear from great people.

You can send a speculative CV to us to be stored by our People and Wellbeing Team in the event a job opens up that matches your skills.

Send a covering letter and CV to our team at / 28 Holloway St / P O Box 9, Carterton 5743.


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