Last updated: 17 Mar, 2023 09:42am

Carterton District Council is a vibrant, hard working provincial local authority located in the heart of the beautiful Wairarapa valley.  Our close-knit team prides itself on being well connected and responsive to our community’s needs and wellbeing aspirations.

Current Vacancies

Youth Development Coordinator (Part-time 20 Hrs per week)

Looking for a role that enables and empowers communities to achieve positive wellbeing outcomes?

Are you passionate and innovative with outstanding people skills?

We have a new role available in our Community Development Team working in partnership with the community to deliver events initiatives, programmes, and services that achieve community aspirations and wellbeing outcomes.

We are looking for a motivated self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  You will enjoy juggling multiple projects across a wide range of community activities, and be an outstanding communicator and facilitator.  You will also be adept at engaging and supporting individuals, groups and stakeholders to reach collaborative solutions to community-identified opportunities.

Download the Job Description for Youth Development Coordinator

As well as offering a lower cost of living in Wairarapa, our people enjoy a great team environment with additional benefits such as flexible working arrangements, 5 weeks annual leave, Kiwisaver contributions of up to 6%, and professional development opportunities.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss the positions, please contact Becks Clarke on 06 379 4083 /

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

Applications close at 4.00pm on Monday 20th March 2023.


Executive Assistant: Fixed-term to August 2024

Carterton District Council is a small but vibrant local authority based in the heart of Wairarapa.   Our close-knit, high performing team prides itself on being well connected and responsive to our community’s needs and wellbeing aspirations.

We have a great opportunity for a highly capable and suitably experienced Executive Assistant to join our team and provide administrative support to the Chief Executive.

This is a key position in the organisation so you will be an excellent communicator, forward-thinker, and have a proactive attitude.  You will also have experience in high level administration roles, and a track record in meetings management, planning, and skills that demonstrate an ability to maintain confidentiality, judgement and discretion.

An understanding or knowledge of relevant local government and/or experience in local government administration would be an advantage.

Download PDF: Job Description: Executive Assistant

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

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

Applications close at 4pm, Monday 27 February 2023.



Residency Status

It is a requirement of the Carterton District Council that employees must hold New Zealand residency or citizenship.

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.


Position Descriptions

Job Description: Youth Development Coordinator

A job description for a Youth Development Coordinator at Carterton District Council in a PDF format

Job Description: Executive Assistant

A pdf version of the a document including the job description of the Executive Assistant at Carterton District Council.