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Working at the Council

What is it like to work at the Council?

We are a medium sized, local authority by New Zealand standards, with a team of about 310 employees. The size of our organisation enables us to offer a wider scope of work, broader responsibilities and more interaction between employees in different teams or at different levels of the organisation.

What Our Staff Say

'What I enjoy most about working at the Ashburton District Council is the relationships that have created with other employees, my varied and interesting job and the opportunity to make a difference in my area.'

'The camaraderie of our team and the lengths we go to in supporting one another are what I enjoy most about working at the Ashburton District Council.'

Our team is organised in the following structure:


What are our values?

Our statement of purpose is 'working together to deliver excellent service'. We demonstrate this everyday by living our values outlined below.