​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Welcome to Rotorua Lakes Council, a great place to work.

Do you want challenge and reward? Are you passionate about our community?  If so, joining Rotorua Lakes Council might be the right career move for you.

At Rotorua Lakes Council, there are five key values that guide everything we do:


As part of our team you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to our community, working with a diverse range of passionate, supportive and engaging people within a collaborative environment.

Current Vacancies

Rotorua Lakes Council is an "untapped" jewel, full of potential, just waiting to be realised by people like you. 

View our current vacancies and ​apply today

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Why us?

Meet some of the faces behind the organisation.


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What we do

  • Rotorua Lakes Council employs around 500 people across a diverse range of areas and occupations and is responsible to the ratepayers and residents of Rotorua for:
  • The provision of local infrastructure, including water, sewerage, stormwater and roads.
  • Sustainable district well-being.
  • Environmental safety and health, district emergency management and civil defence preparedness, building control, public health inspections and other environmental matters.
  • Controlling the effects of land use (including hazardous substances, natural hazards and indigenous biodiversity), noise, and the effects of activities on the surface of lakes and rivers.

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Build with the best

Dedicated to building strong, resilient and fruitful relationships, like the Te Arawa Partnership.

Rotorua Lakes Councils Te Amorangi is an operational unit designed to build, strengthen and grow our bicultural capability, ensure integrated responsiveness to Maori and excellence of engagement in our Te Arawa Partnership.​



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Staff benefits

Our people are our most important asset and key to achieving our exciting and ambitious vision for Rotorua – Rotorua2030. As an employer, we want to support and acknowledge your contribution.

Staff benefits include:

  • Wellbeing programme
  • Employee Assistance programme (EAP)
  • Employee discounts and purchasing privileges
  • Insurance and banking discounted rates
  • Flu vaccines
  • Eye examinations
  • Fuel card discounts
  • Free admission to the Aquatic Centre
  • Social club
  • Subsidised Superannuation scheme for permanent employees (in addition to Kiwisaver)

Council Controlled Operations (CCO)

In addition to the core services and groups of staff based at recognised Council areas like the Civic Centre, Museum, Library and Aquatic Centre, there are other areas of Council controlled operations.

Living and working here

Abundant in natural resources and stunning scenery, Rotorua is the ideal place for professional singles, couples and families to live.

Driving Rotorua's vibrancy and growth is the Rotorua2030 vision with a focus on:

  1. Active Environment
  2. Strong Culture
  3. Easy Lifestyle
  4. Diverse Opportunities



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